# How Many Cups In A Box Of Confectioners Sugar?

Don’t confuse weight and volume ounces when it comes to measuring your powdered sugar. Know just how much you’re buying. Everybody knows that 1 cup equals 8 ounces, right? Well actually, when weighing out ingredients for a recipe, 1 cup does not always equal 8 ounces.

We know that 1 cup of water weighs 8 ounces, but honey, as an example, is thicker than water, so 1 cup of honey actually weighs in at 12 ounces. Powdered sugar right out of the box or the plastic bag weighs 4 1/2 ounces per cup, so a 1-pound box (or 16 ounces) contains about 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.

If a recipe calls for sifted powdered sugar, weigh out 4 ounces of sifted powdered sugar to equal 1 dry measuring cup. Sifting powdered sugar makes it lighter and fluffier, so it takes up more space in the cup.

#### Is confectioners sugar the same as the normal sugar?

While, sugar or table sugar and confectioners’ sugar are the same, the only difference is size, usage and processing. Table sugar, granulated sugar or white sugar is the normal refined sugar that we purchase in the supermarket. Sugarcanes are harvested, chopped and removed of juices.

### How many ounces in 1 pound box of confectioners sugar?

Powdered or confectioner’s sugar is often sold in 1 or 2 pound bags or boxes (=16 or 32 oz), but most recipes typically use smaller amounts in varying units of measurement. Below is a table to convert between ounces, cups and pounds, but read on for some caveats on why it isn’t 100% precise. This table assumes that the sugar has been sifted.