Convert Kilograms of Sugar to Cups
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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.
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
While experts usually suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight since it's more accurate, some recipes call for ingredients by volume and many of us don't have a scale when we need one. Because the density of different types of sugar vary, it may not be obvious how to convert between a weight and volume measurements.
This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of sugar, by type to help with the conversion.
Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table
|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 I 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 vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. 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.
This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.
Kilograms and cups are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What Is a 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.
Learn more about kilograms.
What Is a Cup?
The cup is a commonly used unit to measure sugar volume. 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.
Learn more about cups.
- Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method