How many cubes of sugar in a cup?
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If you go by the calorie count there are 25 calories in a sugar cube and there are 770 calories in a cup of sugar. So 30.8 or 31 sugar cubes would equal a cup. A sugar cube is listed as a heaping teaspoon of sugar.
Here is the link I used
http://www.annecollins.com/calories/caloriessugar.htm
Sugar (Serving size) Calories
Table Sugar, 1 level teaspoon (4g) 15
Table Sugar, 1 heaped teaspoon (6g) 25
Table Sugar, 1 cup 770
Table Sugar, average (1 cube) 25
Icing Sugar, 1 average tablespoon (12g) 48Last edited by Sandra; 07012008, 09:45 PM.
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Re: sugar cubes
Originally posted by SandraIf you go by the calorie count there are 25 calories in a sugar cube and there are 770 calories in a cup of sugar. So 30.8 or 31 sugar cubes would equal a cup. A sugar cube is listed as a heaping teaspoon of sugar.
Here is the link I used
http://www.annecollins.com/calories/caloriessugar.htm
Sugar (Serving size) Calories
Table Sugar, 1 level teaspoon (4g) 15
Table Sugar, 1 heaped teaspoon (6g) 25
Table Sugar, 1 cup 770
Table Sugar, average (1 cube) 25
Icing Sugar, 1 average tablespoon (12g) 48
Edit: I think Sandra has outlined a good approach above. Use the nutrition label on your particular package of sugar cubes to get either the calories or the weight in grams for 1 sugar cube. Divide it into the data for a cup of sugar (USDA database gives 774 calories, 200 g) to get the number of your sugar cubes per cup.Last edited by JohnS; 07022008, 08:35 AM.
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Originally posted by Unregistered View PostNo, this isn't correct. One sugar cube is one teaspoon of sugar. There are 48 teaspoons in one cup. The answer is 48.
The closest rational dimension for 48 cubes per cup is 5/8" per side = 0.625" ( instead of 1/2" = 0.5"). 5/8" is 1/8" over 1/2".
One teaspoon is 0.3 in^3 or 0.67" per side ( 0.67 x 0.67 x 0.67 = 0.3)
5/8" = 15.876 mm
17 mm ( 0.67") would be the best dimension of a cube so that 48 cubes is one cup.
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Interesting. What a difference a fraction of an inch makes. 115.5 cubes/cup is almost twice 48 cubes/cup ( actually 2.4; 2.4 x 48 = 115.5)
The closest rational dimension for 48 cubes per cup is 5/8" per side = 0.625" ( instead of 1/2" = 0.5"). 5/8" is 1/8" over 1/2".
One teaspoon is 0.3 in^{3} or 0.67" per side ( 0.67 x 0.67 x 0.67 = 0.3)
5/8" = 15.876 mm
17 mm ( 0.67") would be the best dimension of a cube so that 48 cubes is one cup.
To use 'Material Balance' the volume and effective density are required, not just volume ( assuming 100% sugar, no filler, etc).
If energy is the computation goal ( ie dietary Calorie = 1 KiloCalorie = 4186.8 Joule) then Sandra's approach is most interesting.
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Originally posted by unitVerse View PostI entered the above post before I registered as unitVerse ( in case you require further explaination :angel.
To use 'Material Balance' the volume and effective density are required, not just volume ( assuming 100% sugar, no filler, etc).
If energy is the computation goal ( ie dietary Calorie = 1 KiloCalorie) then Sandra's approach is most interesting.
I think comparison has to be made by energy (as Sandra did) or mass, not volume. Per USDA database (link in our resource section), sugar is 200 g/cup, 4.2 g/tsp or 2.3 g/cube. Within rounding this is very close to 48 tsp/cup, and Domino Sugar's claim of 198 cubes (Dots) per pound.
Thus 200 g/cup divided by 2.3 g/cube gives around 87 cubes per cup of loose sugar
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you are all wrong...
i took a bag and smashed up sugar cubes with a meat tenderizer. then i poured repeatedly poured in my bag of sugar. it was filled up after i smashed 55 cubes. to keep up for the little holes cause by big chunks, maybe 56. so 5556 cubes equals 1 cup of sugar.
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Originally posted by pointman View PostHow many cubes of sugar in a cup?
Spoke to Caroline July 3 2012, she said there are......48 (standard Cubes) in a cup.
at first she told me 96 BUT that was for the DOTS lol So 48 cubes in a cup,easy math
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