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Cups to Grams

Please choose a cooking ingredient. A density is required for converting between cups and grams, as some ingredients are denser than others.
Convert between cups and grams for popular baking and cooking ingredients. From sugar, flour and butter to nuts and fruits.

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How many grams are in a cup?

The number of grams in one cup is dependent upon the ingredient, due to differing ingredient density. For flour, 1 cup equates to around 125g. For sugar, 1 cup equals around 200g. For butter, 1 cup equates to around 227g.

To calculate the grams from a recipe given in cups, it's vitally important to consider what the ingredient is. A cup of ball-bearings will weigh much more than a cup of feathers (though both make for delicious pancake toppings, my toothless cousin tells me). Therefore, there's no single gram equivalent for a cup; salt can be as heavy as 300g, while fresh breadcrumbs would only come to 60g.

How to convert cups to grams

To convert cups to grams multiply your cups figure by 236.588 and again by the ingredient density (in g/ml). If your density is not in g/ml, you will need to convert it first.

grams = cups × 236.588 × ingredient density (in g/ml or g/cm³)

Let's look at an example of how to convert cups to grams (using a US cup).

Example: Mabel wants to convert 3 cups of all-purpose flour to grams. She finds that her all-purpose flour has a density of 0.529 g/cm³. Her calculation is therefore as follows:

3 × 236.588 × 0.529 = 375.5 grams.

1 cup to grams for common ingredients

To assist you with your recipe, we've created some tables for cups to grams conversions. The cup measurements below assume that your ingredient is spooned into the cup and reference the US cup (236.588 mL).

Cups to grams conversions infographic for flour, sugar, butter and sultanas
1 cup to grams conversions
Ingredient (1 cup) Grams Ounces
1 cup all purpose flour 125 g 4.41 oz
1 cup bread flour 130 g 4.59 oz
1 cup cake flour 114 g 4.02 oz
1 cup granulated sugar 201 g 7.09 oz
1 cup powdered sugar 121 g 4.23 oz
1 cup brown sugar 195 g 6.88 oz
1 cup butter 227 g 8.01 oz
1 cup sultanas 160 g 6.64 oz

Use the data tables below to assist you with converting your recipe ingredients from 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 cups to grams, or vice-versa. Note that you can use our grams to cups converter to convert a gram figure to a number of cups. To get an accurate measurement, consider weighing your ingredients in grams or ounces using a set of kitchen scales.

Sugar (granulated)

Cups Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 50 g 1.77 oz
1/3 cup 67 g 2.36 oz
1/2 cup 101 g 3.55 oz
2/3 cup 134 g 4.73 oz
3/4 cup 151 g 5.32 oz
1 cup 201 g 7.09 oz

Butter

Note that we also have a sticks of butter converter.

Cups Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 57 g 2 oz
1/3 cup 76 g 2.67 oz
1/2 cup 114 g 4 oz
2/3 cup 151 g 5.34 oz
3/4 cup 170 g 6.01 oz
1 cup 227 g 8.01 oz

Dry Goods

Cups Grams Ounces
1/8 cup (2 tbsp) 16 g 0.56 oz
1/4 cup 32 g 1.12 oz
1/3 cup 42 g 1.49 oz
1/2 cup 64 g 2.24 oz
2/3 cup 85 g 2.99 oz
3/4 cup 95 g 3.36 oz
1 cup 127 g 4.48 oz

Flour (all purpose)

Cups Grams Ounces
1/8 cup (2 tbsp) 16 g 0.55 oz
1/4 cup 31 g 1.1 oz
1/3 cup 42 g 1.47 oz
1/2 cup 63 g 2.2 oz
2/3 cup 83 g 2.94 oz
3/4 cup 94 g 3.31 oz
1 cup 125 g 4.41 oz

Bread flour

Cups of bread flour Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 33 g 1.15 oz
1/3 cup 43 g 1.53 oz
1/2 cup 65 g 2.29 oz
2/3 cup 87 g 3.06 oz
3/4 cup 98 g 3.44 oz
1 cup 130 g 4.59 oz

Almonds (whole)

Cups of almonds Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 33 g 1.17 oz
1/3 cup 44 g 1.56 oz
1/2 cup 66 g 2.34 oz
2/3 cup 88 g 3.12 oz
3/4 cup 99 g 3.51 oz
1 cup 132 g 4.67 oz

Other baking ingredients

Ingredient 1 Cup 1/2 Cup 1/3 Cup
Cake flour 114 g 72 g 38 g
Honey 336 g 167 g 112 g
Margarine 230 g 115 g 76.6 g
Milk 244.87 g 122.44 g 81.62 g
Oats 102.2 g 51.1 g 34.1 g
Rice (uncooked) 178.15 g 89.1 g 59.38 g
Brown sugar (packed) 195 g 97.5 g 65 g
Powdered sugar (unsifted) 120.9 g 60.45 g 40.3 g

Please be aware that the list of ingredient options included in the converter and reference charts are approximations, meaning the result you receive will be an estimate. You can see more conversions on the baking ingredient conversions page. For the purposes of clarification, we reference the US cup (236.588 mL) in our reference charts above.

Calculator created by Alastair Hazell.

References

  1. Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations. Density Database Version 2.0.
  2. Rose Levy Beranbaum. (1988). The Cake Bible. https://www.realbakingwithrose.com/the-cake-bible

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