What Else Matters for Measurements If Not Pouring Method? – Another variable awaits you! The answer to the cup-to-pound conversion depends on whether you want sifted or plain powdered sugar. Why is this significant? Because sifted powdered sugar is lighter and fluffier, you will need more volume (quantity) to equal 1 pound.
- 1 pound is equivalent to 312 to 4 cups of unsifted powdered sugar
- 1 pound is equivalent to 412 cups of sifted powdered sugar.
The regular 32-ounce (2-pound) box of powdered sugar contains around 712 cups of powdered sugar.
How much granulated sugar is equivalent to powdered sugar?
In rare instances, you may substitute granulated sugar with confectioners’ sugar when a recipe asks for powdered sugar. Candies and other smooth-textured sweets require the suggested type of sugar, although cookies and cakes can utilize confectioners’ sugar.
Even if the recipe won’t come out precisely as intended, if you use the correct quantity of sugar, it will be sweet enough. In general, 1 cup of granulated sugar is suggested for 1 3/4 cups of powdered sugar. A more precise (and simpler) method for substituting sugars is based on weight rather than volume.
When a recipe asks for 1 cup of powdered sugar (4 ounces or 113 grams), use 4 ounces of granulated sugar instead. The alternative is to create confectioners’ sugar from granulated sugar. Simply pulse granulated sugar in a blender, coffee grinder, or spice grinder until it becomes a fine powder.
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.
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Kolson responded on 6/4/2013 at 12:00:00 AM
What is the distinction between regular sugar and confectioners’ sugar?
What exactly is Confectioner’s Sugar? – Is powdered sugar confectioner’s sugar? Typically, confectioners’ sugar is only available in 10x or greater grades. Confectioners’ sugar, like powdered sugar, is prepared from finely ground granulated sugar. However, the inclusion of cornstarch is the distinguishing factor.
The addition of cornstarch to powdered sugar prevents the sugar from clumping and crystallizing over time. It preserves the integrity of the powdered form of sugar. Additionally, it helps confectioners’ sugar adhere to pastries and cakes when sprinkled on top for aesthetic purposes, whereas powdered sugar may just seep into the food itself.
Powdered sugar is more likely to melt into various desserts and breads than confectioners’ sugar. Before the sugar is processed into confectioners’ sugar, just 3 to 5 percent of the weight of the granulated sugar is replaced with cornstarch. In the manufacture of meringues, cornstarch helps stabilize the meringue and support the sugar.
Can granulated sugar be substituted for powdered sugar in whipped cream?
Ingredient Notes – Heavy cream/heavy whipping cream: When preparing whipped cream, heavy cream (30–36% milk fat) and heavy (whipping) cream (36%+ milk fat) can be used interchangeably. With its increased milk fat content, heavy whipping cream produces somewhat more stable whipped cream, although the difference is minimal.
Have excess whipped cream? Check out What to Do With Leftover Whipping Cream for suggestions on how to utilize leftover whipped cream. Granulated or powdered sugar: I like to use powdered sugar in whipped cream because it contains cornstarch, which helps stabilize whipped cream (makes it less prone to sagging and dripping), but you may use whichever sugar you have on hand.
Remember that 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar weighs about twice as much as 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar, therefore whipped cream prepared with the same amount of granulated sugar will be significantly sweeter than whipped cream made with powdered sugar.