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Cups to Grams Converter

Convert between cups and grams for popular baking and cooking ingredients - from flour, sugar and fats to nuts and fruits. Select an ingredient from the dropdown list, or enter your own ingredient density figure.

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How Many Grams in 1 Cup?

The number of grams in a cup varies based upon the ingredient because the cup is a unit of volume and the gram is a unit of weight. For flour, 1 cup is equal to around 125g. For sugar, 1 cup is equal to around 200g.

Cups to Grams for Common Ingredients

Please be aware that the list of ingredient options included in the converter (and below) are approximations, meaning the result you receive will be an estimate. The ingredient densities were sourced from the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations as well as other information sources. A full list of these is available on the baking ingredient conversions page.

Weights of Common Ingredients in Grams

Ingredient 1 Cup
1/2 Cup
1/3 Cup
1/4 Cup
All purpose flour
125 g 62.5 g 41.6 g 31.25 g
Bread flour
130 g 65 g 43.3 g 32.5 g
Cake flour
114 g 72 g 38 g 28.5 g
227 g 113.5 g 75.67 g 56.75 g
336 g 167 g 112 g 84 g
230 g 115 g 76.6 g 57.5 g
244.87 g 122.44 g 81.62 g 61.22 g
102.2 g 51.1 g 34.1 g 25.55 g
Rice (uncooked)
178.15 g 89.1 g 59.38 g 44.54 g
Granulated sugar
201 g 100.5 g 67 g 50.25 g
Brown sugar (packed)
195 g 97.5 g 65 g 48.75 g
Powdered sugar (unsifted)
120.9 g 60.45 g 40.3 g 30.23 g

Which Cup Should I Use?

As you'll have noticed from the list of conversion options in the converter tool, there are multiple options for the humble cup. If you need some clarification as to which cup is used in your recipe, see our article how many grams are in a cup?

  • The US Cup (Customary) - referenced in recipes in the US. Measures 236.588 mL.
  • The Metric Cup - used (occasionally) in the UK as well as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth. It measures 250mL. In the UK, cups have rarely been used in recipes since the 1970s.
  • The Imperial Cup - you may find the UK imperial cup referenced in pre-1970 recipes. The imperial cup measures 284.131 mL.
The metric cup
The metric cup (250mL) and other associated measuring cups (1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, etc)

Converting Between Other Cooking Units

To convert between other cooking units such as grams, pounds, quarts, tablespoons, teaspoons, litres and more, give the cooking converter a try.

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