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Powdered sugar

What is powdered sugar? About the ingredient powdered sugar. Including 2,796 recipes with powdered sugar, nutrition data, where it's found, and video.


Powdered sugar , also known as  confectioner's sugar  or  icing sugar , is very fine powdered sugar. When intended for home use, it typically contains a small amount of anti-caking agent.

In industrial food production, it is used where a quick dissolving sugar is required. Domestically, it is principally used to makeicing or frosting and other cake decorations. It is often lightly dusted on baked goods to add a light sweetness and subtle decoration.

Powdered sugar is available in different degrees of fineness, most commonly XXX, XXXX, and 10X, with more Xs indicating finer grains. Powdered sugar is generally mixed with cornstarch, wheat flour, or calcium phosphate to improve its flowing ability, and thus it is not generally used to sweeten beverages. However, industrial grades without these additives are available.

One can make powdered sugar at home by putting normal granulated sugar in a coffee grinder or grinding it by hand in a mortar and pestle.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup unsifted (120g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 466Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 119.5g 40%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 117.5
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Powdered sugar is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Powdered sugar is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much does powdered sugar weigh?

measure grams
1 cup unsifted 120
1 cup sifted 100
1 tbsp unsifted 8
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:糖粉
British (UK) term: Powdered sugar
en français:sucre en poudre
en español:azúcar en polvo

Recipes using powdered sugar

There are 2798 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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