Help Please! 1 Pound Of Cream Cheese=? Cups

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sberryp Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:10pm
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I am making my first red velvet cake and need help converting a pound of cream cheese into cups. My scale broke last week. Please help ASAP because the cakes are in the oven. Thanks. So how many cups of cream cheese will equal 1 pound?

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ponderiffic Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:23pm
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A pint is a pound the world around! You need two 8 oz packages or 2 cups of cream cheese for a pound.

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cakes47 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 4:24pm
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I would measure it like butter, 1 lb cr ch = 2 cup.

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Cakepro Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 5:09pm
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Originally Posted by ponderiffic

A pint is a pound the world around! You need two 8 oz packages or 2 cups of cream cheese for a pound.




That saying only somewhat holds true for liquid measurements.

Since you are making cream cheese icing, scientific accuracy isn't really necessary, you can get away with using 16 ounces of cream cheese, or two packages if you buy them in the little 8 ounce bricks from the grocery store.

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indydebi Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by ponderiffic

A pint is a pound the world around! You need two 8 oz packages or 2 cups of cream cheese for a pound.


A pint of feathers or a pint of nails?

If you look on the package of cream cheese, it should give you a serving size, such as "1 servings = 1 Tbsp; 16 servings per package". It's a simple matter of just doing the math to convert it.

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BlakesCakes Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:52am
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I found a website that indicates that 1/3 cup of Philadelphia Cream cheese weighs 3 ounces, so 1 cup would weigh 9 ounces, 1 and 2/3 rds cups would weigh 15 ounces.

http://www.angelfire.com/bc/incredible/weightmeasure.html

I imagine that other brands of cream cheese may be different because it would depend on the fat, air, and water in it.

HTH
Rae

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Cakepro Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:54am
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I found that website too, but Gourmet Sleuth and the Joy of Baking both indicate that it's more like 8.2 ounces per cup of Philly.

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sberryp Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 3:30pm
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I brought a big tub from costco and that's why I was unsure about how much of the cream cheese it would take to make a pound. Thanks so much for your help. It is around 2 cups.

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