1 pound of brown sugar contains approximately 2 1/2 cups. When measuring brown sugar, the actual amount of cups depends on how tightly packed it is.
Users can receive 3 to 3 1/2 cups of brown sugar for every pound of sugar if it is not packed down tightly. Brown sugar must be tightly packed in most recipes that call for it. 1 pound of powdered sugar equals roughly 3 3/4 cups, while 1 pound of granulated sugar equals around 2 1/4 cups. Users will obtain more cups per pound if the powdered sugar is sifted.