Need help? Proceed, Ask Betty. Asked on 6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM by bjerke420 Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Granulated sugar that has been crushed into a fine powder becomes powdered sugar. Frequently, cornstarch is added to powdered sugar to keep it from clumping.
Simply combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch into a fine powder to create powdered sugar from granulated sugar.1 3/4 cups of powdered sugar can be used for 1 cup of granulated sugar, but the recipe’s success relies on how the sugar is used. If it’s in a baked item, you should be fine, but if you’re making a sweet sauce, the starch in the powdered sugar may cause it to thicken too rapidly.
Kolson responded on 6/4/2013 at 12:00:00 AM
Can ordinary sugar be substituted with powdered sugar?
Approximately half as much granulated sugar is required as powdered sugar. If a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, you may replace it with 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar without affecting the overall sweetness of the dish.
What may be used as an alternative to powdered sugar?
- Xylitol Powder
- Synthetic Sweetener with Cornstarch
How much Splenda would 1 cup of sugar require?
Splenda is 600 times more sweet than common table sugar. As Splenda is significantly sweeter than sugar, a half-cup may be substituted for one cup of sugar in the majority of recipes. Nevertheless, the substitution quantity varies according on the specific Splenda product. Because Splenda is heat-stable, it retains its sweetness when cooked or baked, according to Danielle Gaffen, RDN.
Powdered sugar is simply made by grinding granulated sugar to a fine powder. So if a recipe calls for confectioners’ sugar, just know that it’s actually asking for powdered sugar, which is what you need to use. Granulated sugar on the other hand, does not dissolve easily and offers a more grainy texture.