And I had to use Google, since cups are a measurement of volume, and not all things have the same specific weight.
Er, no. 1 cup powdered sugar would be 8 oz.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar#MeasurementsDifferent culinary sugars have different densities due to differences in particle size and inclusion of moisture.
The Domino Sugar Company has established the following volume to weight conversions:
- Brown sugar 1 cup = 48 teaspoons ~ 195 g = 6.88 oz
- Granular sugar 1 cup = 48 teaspoons ~ 200 g = 7.06 oz
- Powdered sugar 1 cup = 48 teaspoons ~ 120 g = 4.23 oz
I'm sorry, envy. But a cup is a cup is a cup, no matter how you slice it. I grew up using American baking/cooking measurements, I know what I'm talking about.
The problem is that an 8 oz. volume of something like flour or sugar isn't actually going to weigh 8 ounces on a scale. That's why so many people from outside America are driven nuts by American recipes.