Convert Quarts of Sugar to Cups

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


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1 qt = 4 c

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How to Convert Quarts of Sugar to Cups

To convert a measurement in quarts to a measurement in cups, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 4 cups/quart.

Since one quart of sugar is equal to 4 cups, you can use this simple formula to convert:

cups = quarts × 4

The sugar in cups is equal to the sugar in quarts multiplied by 4.

For example, here's how to convert 5 quarts to cups using the formula above.
cups = (5 qt × 4) = 20 c

How Many Cups Are in a Quart of Sugar?

There are 4 cups in a quart of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 qt = 4 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.

Quarts and cups are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Quart?

A quart is a measure of sugar volume equal to 4 cups.

Quarts can be abbreviated as qt; for example, 1 quart can be written as 1 qt.

Learn more about quarts.

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.

Learn more about cups.

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