How To Measure and Pack Brown Sugar

Not everyone knows this, but packing brown sugar is important in making a consistent baking measurement. Packing brown sugar presses out all those small pockets of air that get trapped between the sticky sugar granules and, in-turn, will ensure that your sweet treat comes out as just that—sweet!

How to Measure Brown Sugar

STEP 1: Scoop the brown sugar

Using a spoon, scoop the brown sugar into your measuring cup.

STEP 2: Press down

Press down on the pile of brown sugar until it is tight and compact.

STEP 3: Repeat

Repeat the scooping and pressing as needed until the measuring cup is full. The top of the brown sugar should be flush with the top of the measuring cup.