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How To Measure Sugar


All sugars are not measured the same.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Granulated sugar is measured by lightly spooning it into a measuring cup.
  2. Then top is leveled with a straight edge.
  3. Confectioners' sugar is sometimes sifted before and sometimes after being measured.
  4. It is also lightly spooned into a cup and then leveled off.
  5. Brown sugar is packed into a measuring cup using pressure with a spoon.
  6. When properly packed, it should hold its shape when inverted from the cup.


  1. It is important to properly measure to get the best results from the recipe.
  2. Always dissolve any lumps in sugar before measuring.
  3. Sifting confectioners' sugar adds volume.
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