# How Many Cups Is 1/2 Pound Powdered Sugar?

How Many Cups Does One Pound of Powdered Sugar Contain? – The quantity of powdered sugar may vary based on whether you want sifted or unsifted sugar. According to BHG, one pound of sugar equals 3 1/2 to 4 cups of unsifted sugar or 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar that has been sifted.

• Because powdered sugar is sifted, there is a slight variance in sugar quantity.
• You may find it annoying to constantly sift powdered sugar, but you should consider doing so while creating frosting or icing.
• If you’ve ever tried to sift powdered sugar, you’ve definitely encountered those round, hard bits.

If left unsifted, these hard particles will make your frosting grainy.

#### How many cups does one pound of powdered sugar contain?

Powdered sugar directly from the box or plastic bag weighs 4 1/2 ounces per cup; therefore, a 1-pound box (or 16 ounces) provides approximately 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. If a recipe asks for powdered sugar, 4 ounces of powdered sugar will equal 1 dry measuring cup.

## How many cups equal a half-pound?

1/2 pound of butter is 1 cup of butter, which is equivalent to 2 sticks.3/4 pound of butter equals 1.5 cups of butter, which is equivalent to three sticks.1 pound of butter is equivalent to 2 cups of butter, or 4 sticks.1.5 pounds of butter equals 3 cups, or 6 sticks.

A pound of granulated sugar contains cups.

Pounds of Sugar Cups (US)
1/2 lb 1.13 cups
1 lb 2.25 cups
2 lb 4.5 cups
5 lb 11.25 cups