Originally Posted by debster
Yes a cup = 8oz and and 2 cupcs =16ozs which is a pound.
But, it depends on if you mean 8 ounces by volume or by weight. 1 cup of feathers doesn't weigh 8 ounces
2 cups (by volume) of shortening don't weigh 16 ounces.
We in the US tend to be refering to volume measurements in baking recipes. If you convert recipes to weight measurements, you can't convert every cup to 8 ounces of weight. You have to weigh each cup of water, milk, flour, sugar, etc. and they'll all be slightly different in what those cups weigh.