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Can I substitute powdered sugar for granulated sugar?

Asked on 6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM by bjerke420



Thanks for the question. Powdered sugar is simply granulated sugar that has been crushed into a fine powder. Cornstach is often added to powdered sugar to prevent clumping. You can make powdered sugar from granulated sugar by simply blending 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cornstarch until a fine powder. 


1 3/4 cup powdered sugar can be substituted for 1 cup granulated sugar but the sucess of the recipe really depends on how you are using the sugar. If it is in a baked good, you should be ok but if you are trying to make a sweet sauce then the starch in the powdered sugar may cause it to thicken more quickly then you would like. 

Answered on 6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM by kolson