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# How many cups are in 1 pound of powdered sugar?

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One pound of powdered sugar is approximately 3 3/4 cups when measured unsifted. The measurement of powdered sugar can vary slightly, with 1 pound ranging between 3 1/2 cups and 4 cups.

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Powdered sugar is also known as confectioner's sugar or icing sugar. It is very fine and is made by grinding normal granular sugar into a fine powder. It is often mixed with cornstarch, wheat flour or calcium phosphate to improve its ability to flow. There are different levels of fineness in powdered sugar, which is why the amount of cups of powdered sugar in 1 pound can vary.

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According to the Domino Sugar company, the amount of powdered sugar in a pound is 3.75 cups, although that measurement was taken with unsifted sugar. Because sifting fluffs up the sugar granules, it takes more unsifted confectioner's sugar than sifted sugar to make a pound.

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According to Domino Sugar, 1 pound of granulated sugar contains approximately 2 1/4 cups of sugar. Therefore, in a 4-pound package, the cook gets an average of 9 cups of sugar for baking.

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To make powdered sugar icing, mix together 3 cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup softened butter, then add 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. If necessary, add up to another tablespoon of milk until the frosting is smooth.