What Is 10X Sugar?

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In many instances the term 10x sugar is used interchangeably with confectioner's or powdered sugar. There is a difference however, not all powdered sugar is the same. Confectioner's sugar contains a bit of corn starch, while some powdered sugars do not. Usage determines the best choice. This is a page about, "What is 10x sugar?".


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August 20, 2007

Superfine or 10X sugar (also known as Ultrafine, bakers, castor or bar sugar) is regular sugar that has been ground into a fine powder. It will dissolve easily into beverages and baking mixes. This differs from powdered sugar (or confectioner's sugar) because of the addition of cornstarch to prevent the powdered sugar from caking and powdered sugar is even finer.

If you have no powdered sugar, you can put some granulated (regular) sugar in a blender with a pinch of cornstarch and process it.

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April 26, 2012

What is 10x sugar? Super fine?

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That usually refers to powdered sugar (confectioners sugar). There may be a difference between superfine and 10x, but I have never seen 'superfine' on a bag of sugar, only read it in recipes.


Best of luck to you in your cooking!

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September 25, 2019

Is 10x sugar one of the purest forms of sucrose?


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September 26, 20190 found this helpful

I am not sure what you mean by purest. Sucrose is cane or beet sugar.

If that is what is on the ingredient list, I would hope it would be pure (at least in the US per FDA guidelines).


10 X is just the number of times it is processed to get it into the fine crystals. Confectioner's sugar is 10 times/milled processed to be the fine (itty bitty size crystals).

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September 26, 20190 found this helpful

Powdered sugar, confectioners sugar and 10x are the same thing. 10x refers to how fine the sugar is.

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September 27, 20190 found this helpful

10x, Confectioners, Powdered Sugar and icing sugar are the same just called different names and are all interchangeable in recipes.

All of these are just sugar; ground very, very fine with a little cornstarch added to keep it from lumping. You can make your own if you grind regular sugar to powder, add a little cornstarch and strain it through a fine mesh strainer.


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