# What Is The Equivalent Of 1 Cup Of Sugar To 1 Cup Of Powdered Sugar?

1 cup of granulated sugar is exactly equal to 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp + 2 tsp of confectioners(powdered) sugar
in other words 1 cup of granulated sugar is roughly a little less than 1 3/4 cups of icing(powdered) sugar
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i'm not understanding how this works... Officially it says 1 cup of granulated sugar = 1 3/4 cup powdered, but how does that make any sense?  Think about whole pecans: If you fill 1 cup with wholes pecans, then chop them into fine pieces, would it then fill more than 1 cup? No, it would be much more compact and fill less than 1 cup.  Think about large kosher salt compared to fine table salt.  If a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, would you substitute it with 1 tablespoon of fine table salt? No, it would be too salty then.  Powdered sugar is much more fine than granulated, so why would u need more powdered to be equivalent to granulated, you would need less.  If a recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar and you use 1 3/4 cup of powdered, its gonna be inedibly sweet.  Is the world taking crazy pills?

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