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Baking Ingredient Conversions

Use this page as a reference for converting between US cups, grams, ounces, pounds, tablespoons and teaspoons. Measuring ingredients by weight (grams or ounces) rather than volume (cups or tablespoons) will often provide more accurate measurements.

Common baking ingredients such as flour, sugar and butter

It is important to note that the calculation of cups to grams is dependent on the density of the ingredient and how it is packed into the cup (which can sometimes vary widely). As an example, packing an ingredient into a cup or tapping the cup can increase the available yield, and therefore weight, by 15-20% compared to scooping alone.

Ingredient conversions and densities sourced from: The Cake Bible (Rose Levy Beranbaum, 1988), Modern Domestic, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations


Jump to ingredient: All Purpose Flour, Bread Flour, Cake Flour, Pastry Flour, Whole-wheat Flour, Cornflour (cornstarch), Granulated Sugar, Caster Sugar, Brown Sugar (packed), Powdered Sugar (unsifted), Honey, Butter, Margarine, Milk, Oils (sunflower, olive, coconut), Cocoa Powder, Oats, Rice (uncooked)



Flour (cups, grams, ounces, tablespoons)

The following are approximations for flour. Cup measurements assume that your flour is spooned into the cup. If you use the 'dip and sweep' method, consider increasing your gram, ounce or pound figure by 15-20%. If you sieve before measuring, reduce the figure by around 5%. Spoon approximations are based on a flat spoon, not heaped. You may wish to know that we have an article dedicated to how many cups of flour there are in a pound.

All Purpose Flour

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 125 g 4.41 oz 0.28 lb
1/2 Cup 62.5 g 2.2 oz 0.14 lb
1/3 Cup 41.67 g 1.47 oz 0.09 lb
1/4 Cup 31.25 g 1.1 oz 0.07 lb
Tablespoon 7.81 g 0.28 oz  
Teaspoon 2.6 g 0.09 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Bread Flour

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 130 g 4.59 oz 0.29 lb
1/2 Cup 65 g 2.29 oz 0.14 lb
1/3 Cup 43.33 g 1.53 oz 0.1 lb
1/4 Cup 32.5 g 1.15 oz 0.07 lb
Tablespoon 8.13 g 0.29 oz  
Teaspoon 2.71 g 0.1 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Cake Flour

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 114 g 4.02 oz 0.25 lb
1/2 Cup 57 g 2.01 oz 0.13 lb
1/3 Cup 38 g 1.34 oz 0.08 lb
1/4 Cup 28.5 g 1.01 oz 0.06 lb
Tablespoon 7.13 g 0.25 oz  
Teaspoon 2.38 g 0.08 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Pastry Flour

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 106 g 3.74 oz 0.23 lb
1/2 Cup 53 g 1.87 oz 0.12 lb
1/3 Cup 35.33 g 1.25 oz 0.08 lb
1/4 Cup 26.5 g 0.93 oz 0.06 lb
Tablespoon 6.63 g 0.23 oz  
Teaspoon 2.21 g 0.08 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Whole-wheat Flour

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 113 g 3.99 oz 0.25 lb
1/2 Cup 56.5 g 1.99 oz 0.12 lb
1/3 Cup 37.67 g 1.33 oz 0.08 lb
1/4 Cup 28.25 g 1 oz 0.06 lb
Tablespoon 7.06 g 0.25 oz  
Teaspoon 2.35 g 0.08 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Cornflour (cornstarch)

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 125 g 4.41 oz 0.28 lb
1/2 Cup 62.5 g 2.2 oz 0.14 lb
1/3 Cup 41.67 g 1.47 oz 0.09 lb
1/4 Cup 31.25 g 1.1 oz 0.07 lb
Tablespoon 7.81 g 0.28 oz  
Teaspoon 2.6 g 0.09 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Sugar and sweeteners (cups, grams, ounces, tablespoons)

The following are approximations for sugar and sweeteners. Cup measurements assume that your ingredient is spooned into the cup. Spoon approximations are based on a flat spoon, not heaped. We also have an article looking at how many cups of sugar there are in a pound.

Granulated Sugar

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 201 g 7.09 oz 0.44 lb
1/2 Cup 100.5 g 3.55 oz 0.22 lb
1/3 Cup 67 g 2.36 oz 0.15 lb
1/4 Cup 50.25 g 1.77 oz 0.11 lb
Tablespoon 12.56 g 0.44 oz  
Teaspoon 4.19 g 0.15 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Caster Sugar

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 224 g 7.9 oz 0.49 lb
1/2 Cup 112 g 3.95 oz 0.25 lb
1/3 Cup 74.67 g 2.63 oz 0.16 lb
1/4 Cup 56 g 1.98 oz 0.12 lb
Tablespoon 14 g 0.49 oz  
Teaspoon 4.67 g 0.16 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Brown Sugar (packed)

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 195 g 6.88 oz 0.43 lb
1/2 Cup 97.5 g 3.44 oz 0.21 lb
1/3 Cup 65 g 2.29 oz 0.14 lb
1/4 Cup 48.75 g 1.72 oz 0.11 lb
Tablespoon 12.19 g 0.43 oz  
Teaspoon 4.06 g 0.14 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Powdered Sugar (unsifted)

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 121 g 4.27 oz 0.27 lb
1/2 Cup 60.5 g 2.13 oz 0.13 lb
1/3 Cup 40.33 g 1.42 oz 0.09 lb
1/4 Cup 30.25 g 1.07 oz 0.07 lb
Tablespoon 7.56 g 0.27 oz  
Teaspoon 2.52 g 0.09 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Honey

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 336 g 11.85 oz 0.74 lb
1/2 Cup 168 g 5.93 oz 0.37 lb
1/3 Cup 112 g 3.95 oz 0.25 lb
1/4 Cup 84 g 2.96 oz 0.19 lb
Tablespoon 21 g 0.74 oz  
Teaspoon 7 g 0.25 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Fats and liquids (cups, grams, ounces, tablespoons)

The following are approximations for fats and liquids. Cup measurements assume that your ingredient is spooned into the cup. Spoon approximations are based on a flat spoon, not heaped.

Butter

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 227 g 8.01 oz 0.5 lb
1/2 Cup 113.5 g 4 oz 0.25 lb
1/3 Cup 75.67 g 2.67 oz 0.17 lb
1/4 Cup 56.75 g 2 oz 0.13 lb
Tablespoon 14.19 g 0.5 oz  
Teaspoon 4.73 g 0.17 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Margarine

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 230 g 8.11 oz 0.51 lb
1/2 Cup 115 g 4.06 oz 0.25 lb
1/3 Cup 76.67 g 2.7 oz 0.17 lb
1/4 Cup 57.5 g 2.03 oz 0.13 lb
Tablespoon 14.38 g 0.51 oz  
Teaspoon 4.79 g 0.17 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Milk

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 245 g 8.64 oz 0.54 lb
1/2 Cup 122.5 g 4.32 oz 0.27 lb
1/3 Cup 81.67 g 2.88 oz 0.18 lb
1/4 Cup 61.25 g 2.16 oz 0.14 lb
Tablespoon 15.31 g 0.54 oz  
Teaspoon 5.1 g 0.18 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Oils (sunflower, olive, coconut)

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 218 g 7.69 oz 0.48 lb
1/2 Cup 109 g 3.84 oz 0.24 lb
1/3 Cup 72.67 g 2.56 oz 0.16 lb
1/4 Cup 54.5 g 1.92 oz 0.12 lb
Tablespoon 13.63 g 0.48 oz  
Teaspoon 4.54 g 0.16 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Other ingredients

The following ingredient conversions are approximate. Cup measurements assume that your ingredient is spooned into the cup. Spoon approximations are based on a flat spoon, not heaped.

Cocoa Powder

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 125 g 4.41 oz 0.28 lb
1/2 Cup 62.5 g 2.2 oz 0.14 lb
1/3 Cup 41.67 g 1.47 oz 0.09 lb
1/4 Cup 31.25 g 1.1 oz 0.07 lb
Tablespoon 7.81 g 0.28 oz  
Teaspoon 2.6 g 0.09 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Oats

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 102 g 3.6 oz 0.22 lb
1/2 Cup 51 g 1.8 oz 0.11 lb
1/3 Cup 34 g 1.2 oz 0.07 lb
1/4 Cup 25.5 g 0.9 oz 0.06 lb
Tablespoon 6.38 g 0.22 oz  
Teaspoon 2.13 g 0.07 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Rice (uncooked)

Cup/Spoon Grams Ounces Pounds
1 Cup 178 g 6.28 oz 0.39 lb
1/2 Cup 89 g 3.14 oz 0.2 lb
1/3 Cup 59.33 g 2.09 oz 0.13 lb
1/4 Cup 44.5 g 1.57 oz 0.1 lb
Tablespoon 11.13 g 0.39 oz  
Teaspoon 3.71 g 0.13 oz  
  cups to grams converter

Please note that the measurements supplied on this page are approximations. The weight of cups and spoons of ingredients can vary based upon the cup used and how the ingredient is packed into the cup.

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