# How many cups of powdered sugar are in a pound?

## Number of Cups

There are about 3 1/2 to 4 cups of powdered sugar in a pound. But this depends on the sugar's humidity, moisture, and density. Sifting adds air and increases volume, therefore sifted powdered sugar would be less dense than unsifted.

**3 1/2 cups** *unsifted* powdered sugar = **1
pound**

**4 cups** *sifted* powdered sugar = **1
pound**

2 cups

### How many cups of confectioners sugar equals 1 pound?

Number of Cups There are about 3 1/2 to 4 cups of powdered sugar in a pound. But this depends on the sugar's humidity, moisture, and density. Sifting adds air and increases volume, therefore sifted powdered sugar would be less dense than unsifted. 3 1/2 cups unsiftedpowdered sugar = 1 pound 4 cups siftedpowdered sugar = 1 pound