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# how to measure a pound...

i need a pound of brown sugar, what measurements of cups do i use to to add up to a pound?

Asked by americansugar80 at 4:53 PM on Oct. 20, 2008 in Food & Drink

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• There is 2.3 cups of brown sugar in a pound. So, 2 1/3 cups would work.

Answer by jespeach at 8:45 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

• If you have any measuring cups that have ounces on one side...you could measure out sixteen ounces. Also, a cup is eight ounces, so two cups would be sixteen ounces, or one pound :D

Answer by caitxrawks at 4:55 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

• Fluid and dry measurements aren't always the same, but here I don't know that they aren't

Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 5:21 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

• Well brown sugar comes in a two pound bag in my store. However is your recipe calling for one pound or what? Brown sugar on a scale will weigh more than by cups. It is dense more than say granulated sugar.
If your recipe is calling for a pound of brown sugar buy a box that is in pound increments. Some recipes say 16 ounces (one pound) in place of saying two cups. I would really need to see the recipe.

Answer by mmmegan38 at 6:40 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

• caitxrawks: You're confusing volume and weight measurements, hon! :)

Answer by jespeach at 8:46 PM on Oct. 20, 2008