hailinguk Posted 6 May 2012 , 8:20am
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Hi,

I'm making a choc buttercream today that calls for: 1 pound (454 g/16 oz) good-quality semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Does anyone know roughly how many cups this would be as my scales are broken and I only have cups!

Thanks so much

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cashley Posted 6 May 2012 , 11:48am
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Equal to 2 2/3 cups HTH

BlakesCakes Posted 7 May 2012 , 12:40am
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That will really depend on how the chocolate is formed........chips, cubes, paillettes, buttons, shavings, etc., since cups measure volume, not weight.
There will be different amounts of "dead space" in the cup with each different shape, so some would be more densely packed--and heavier- than others.

Rae

yortma Posted 7 May 2012 , 1:12am
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1 pound of regular Nestle's chocolate chips is 3 cups. 1 pound of mini nestle's chips is 2 2/3 cups. I pound of Callebaut buttons is just a little over 3 cups. HTH

BlakesCakes Posted 7 May 2012 , 1:22am
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Originally Posted by yortma

1 pound of regular Nestle's chocolate chips is 3 cups. 1 pound of mini nestle's chips is 2 2/3 cups. I pound of Callebaut buttons is just a little over 3 cups. HTH






icon_wink.gif Yup, as expected.....and those differences can be enough to alter results.

Rae

yortma Posted 7 May 2012 , 1:29am
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Also, 1 pound of melted chocolate would be 2 cups.

BlakesCakes Posted 7 May 2012 , 1:53am
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Originally Posted by yortma

Also, 1 pound of melted chocolate would be 2 cups.





Well, no.

One cup of melted chocolate weighs 10 ounces, so 2 cups would weigh 20 ounces--well over a pound.

Rae

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