# Convert Kilograms of Sugar to Cups

Enter the amount of sugar in kilograms below to get the value converted to cups.

## Result in Cups:

1 kg = 5 c

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## How to Convert Kilograms of Sugar to Cups

To convert a measurement in kilograms to a measurement in cups, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 5 cups/kilogram.

Since one kilogram of sugar is equal to 5 cups, you can use this simple formula to convert:

cups = kilograms × 5

The sugar in cups is equal to the sugar in kilograms multiplied by 5.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to cups using the formula above.
cups = (5 kg × 5) = 25 c

### How Many Cups Are in a Kilogram of Sugar?

There are 5 cups in a kilogram of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 kg = 5 c

Experts often recommend measuring dry ingredients by weight for accuracy,[1] but some recipes use volume, and many home cooks don't own a digital scale. Converting between weight and volume can be tricky depending on sugar densities such as granulated, brown sugar, or powdered sugar.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of various types of sugar to help with the conversion.

### Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Kilogram measurements and equivalent cups measurements for various types of sugar.
Kilograms Cups (Granulated) Cups (Brown) Cups (Powdered) Cups (Raw)
0.25 kg 1 1/4 c 1 1/4 c 2 c 1 c
0.5 kg 2 1/2 c 2 1/2 c 4 c 2 c
0.75 kg 3 3/4 c 3 3/4 c 6 c 3 c
1 kg 5 c 5 c 8 c 4 c
1.25 kg 6 1/4 c 6 1/4 c 10 c 5 c
1.5 kg 7 1/2 c 7 1/2 c 12 c 6 c
1.75 kg 8 3/4 c 8 3/4 c 14 c 7 c
2 kg 10 c 10 c 16 c 8 c
2.25 kg 11 1/4 c 11 1/4 c 18 c 9 c
2.5 kg 12 1/2 c 12 1/2 c 20 c 10 c
2.75 kg 13 3/4 c 13 3/4 c 22 c 11 c
3 kg 15 c 15 c 24 c 12 c
3.25 kg 16 1/4 c 16 1/4 c 26 c 13 c
3.5 kg 17 1/2 c 17 1/2 c 28 c 14 c
3.75 kg 18 3/4 c 18 3/4 c 30 c 15 c
4 kg 20 c 20 c 32 c 16 c
4.25 kg 21 1/4 c 21 1/4 c 34 c 17 c
4.5 kg 22 1/2 c 22 1/2 c 36 c 18 c
4.75 kg 23 3/4 c 23 3/4 c 38 c 19 c
5 kg 25 c 25 c 40 c 20 c

## Should You Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

## What Is a Kilogram?

One kilogram of sugar is equal to the weight of 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

## What Is a Cup?

The cup is a commonly used unit to measure the volume of sugar. One cup of sugar is equal to 16 tablespoons.

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.