Measuring a pound?

by Kelly
(Calgary, Ab, CA)

This is probably a silly question.. but how do you measure a pound? Is this actually a weight? My conversion book says a lb is 2 cups... and 1/2 a lb is 3/4 cups. I am making cream cheese filling for a cake.. and I am thinking one pound of cream cheese is not the same amount as one pound of powdered sugar! Help!

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Aug 22, 2009
Measuring Cream Cheese
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Kelly,

You're right - a pound of cream cheese will be a different amount (volume) than a pound of sugar or flour. The pound in a recipe for cream cheese frosting does refer to the actual weight of cream cheese. In Canada, you want 454 grams of cream cheese for a pound.

Hope this helps.

Michelle (editor)

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