## Recipe Conversion

By mo63 Updated 12 Jul 2011 , 6:12pm by mo63

mo63 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 2:29pm
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Can anybody help me to convert american measurements into english. I have come across the brilliant recipe for oreo cupcakes but dont know how to do them in ounzes or grams. I found one conversion that said one cup of sugar converts to 8oz but this recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and that means 16oz of sugar in one cupcake recipe and that seems an awful lot!!! Please help.

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imagenthatnj Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 2:52pm
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That's about right. A lot of places have it as 7 ounces though, which is what I go with.

So maybe your recipe is not correct if it asks for so much sugar. But since I can't see the recipe, there wont be a way to determine that. At the very least, your recipe has 14 oz of sugar.

1 cup of sugar = 190-200 grams = 7 ounces

http://www.joepastry.com/category/baking-basics/ingredient-weights/

http://www.joyofbaking.com/sugar.html

mo63 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 5:02pm
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Thank you for your reply. This is the recipe that I was wanting to bake but I get so confused . The sugar content does seem an awful lot dont you think?

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/18653/oreo-cupcakes-3

imagenthatnj Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 6:00pm
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That's the Hershey's cake recipe. People swear by it. I've never made it. Seems that the recipe is OK, though. It might seem a lot to you only because it makes 30 cupcakes or so.

Why don't you cut the recipe in half and just try a few? You would still get 15 cupcakes to try.

See recipe here. Same amounts.

http://www.food.com/recipe/hersheys-chocolate-cake-with-frosting-113914

Actually, two cups of sugar is not outrageous. Most of my cakes have two cups of sugar, and I've baked them as cupcakes, too.

http://awhiskandaspoon.com/2009/05/28/vanilla-buttermilk-cake-with-vanilla-swiss-meringue-buttercream/

mo63 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 6:12pm
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Thanks for that. Yeah maybe i will halve it as 30 is alot for me. Thank you so much for your help and I will follow the links that you have given.