How many cups are in 1 pound of flour?

The cup measure of 1 pound of flour will vary, depending on the type of flour. Here's a guide:

If your recipe calls for 1 pound of all-purpose flour, use 3 1/3 cups.

If your recipe calls for 1 pound of cake flour, use 4 1/2 cups.

If your recipe calls for 1 pound pastry flour, use 4 1/4 cups.

If your recipe calls for 1 pound whole wheat flour, use 3 1/3 cups.

To see How to Measure Flour correctly, watch our video.

Marge Perry

December 2013