How many cups are in a 1-pound box of sugar?

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The answer varies depending on the type of sugar:

1 pound granulated sugar = 2 cups

1 pound brown sugar = 2 1/4 to 2 1/3 cups

1 pound confectioners sugar = 3 3/4 cups unsifted

For information on other different types of sugars, see 7 Ways with Sugar.

Marge Perry
Jul, 2012
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