A question about a recipe: Roasted Pear Cake with Browned Butter Glaze

I have a question about the recipe "Roasted Pear Cake with Browned Butter Glaze" from Yossy Arefi. Is the brown sugar packed?

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Kentley October 15, 2016
Weighing is easier, faster, and more accurate. King Arthur Flour site lists brown sugar at 7 1/2 oz or 213 grams per cup. There are 16 tbsp per cup for fractional measures.
 
Smaug October 16, 2016
Doesn't help if the recipe doesn't give a weight. Anyway, it's not faster or easier and not necessarily more accurate- for one thing, sugar packs quite consistently. For another, weight of brown sugar will depend considerably on the moisture content, which is highly variable. It should just be packed into the cup as solidly as it will go.
 
Trena H. October 15, 2016
I always gently pack the brown sugar into measuring spoons/cups when I'm baking. This should work well for this recipe.
 
Smaug October 15, 2016
It must be- you can't get any kind of an accurate measure otherwise.
 
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