How many cups are in a 1lb bag of brown sugar?
Abear from LA
It's simple math, 1 cup = 8 oz., 2 cups = 16 oz. I'm referring to brown sugar that isn't packed.
You can't compare 8 ounces liquid measure to 8 ounces of weight. Everything you put in an 8 oz liquid measuring cup will weigh something different. Cooks Illustrated says that one packed cup of brown sugar weighs 7 ounces. So one pound will yeild just over 2 1/4 cups.
Brown sugar is sold by weight, not volume (like honey), so one cup will not be 8 ounces like most things.
I believe it is sold by weight. I'm not very sure on cup measurements.
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2 1/2 Cups of brown sugar packed = 1 pound
By Tim (Guest Post) 10/04/2008
A 2lb bag lists 226 teaspoon servings per bag. Just convert that into cups and you find that 1 lb of brown sugar is 2.3541667 cups. Just round that to 2 and 1/3 cups and you got it!