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# How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!

## Last post Apr 23, 2004 9:58 PM by grelo . 9 replies.

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• How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!
My recipe calls for a box and I dont' buy it that way. Give me cups please. I would appreciate it as I have to have this cake to the church by noon.

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• RE: How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!
3 1/2 to 4 cups
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Thanks Deb.
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• RE: How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!
how many oz. on the box?

16 oz. is 2 cups . . .
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• RE: How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!
Have not seen a box of powdered sugar in many years but do recall they held one lbs.
Today podered sugar is mostly sold in two lbs bags.
IRAY:
2 cups is not always 16 ozs.
Example:
one lbs of flour (16 ozs) is 4 cups (+ or - a tad).
The 16 ozs being two cups is for liquid measurements like water or milk. All dry things weigh quite a bit different per cup.
Grelo
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• RE: How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!
I would say 4 cups. That's what I usually get out of a 16 oz box.
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I always use 4 cups for a pound of powdered sugar. Someone on another board said 3 1/2 cups. I looked up about 8 equivalency sites and half said 4 and half said 3 1/2--one said 3 3/4 cups----so somewhere in that range is right!
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I don't know about powdered sugar but I learned from America's Test Kitchen that a cup of flour weighs 5 ounces.
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• RE: How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!
jgfan, not all flours are equal.......
depends on what type of grain and how fine or coarse the grid is.
They should have said the meaurement of 5 oz p cup of flour was for rye, wh wheat, cake flour, all purpose, Graham or whatever.
Just an observation made durig over 50 yrs orf baking.
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• RE: How much powdered sugar is in a box. Fast help please!
PS Forgot to mention:
weight of flour also depends whether you weigh it sifted or un-sifted.
Grelo
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