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Commonly Used Measurements and Conversions by Ingredients

What many cooks may not know is that "standard" measurements--cups, teaspoons, quarts--differ between countries. One cup in the United States is different than one cup in the United Kingdom or in Australia and New Zealand.
  • In the U.S., one cup (8 fluid ounces) = 237 milliliters
  • In the U.K., one cup = 227 milliliters, or .96 U.S. cups
  • In Australia, one cup = 250 milliliters
(Note that an Imperial Pint = 2.5 Imperial Cups, while in the U.S., a pint is only 2 cups).


Commonly Used Measurements & Equivalents

How many tablespoons are in a cup? Now you know.
1/2 teaspoon

=  30 drops
1 teaspoon

=  1/3 tablespoon or 60 drops
3 teaspoons

=  1 tablespoon or 1/2 fluid ounce
1/2 tablespoon

=  1 1/2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon

=  3 teaspoons or 1/2 fluid ounce
2 tablespoons

=  1/8 cup or 1 fluid ounce
3 tablespoons


=  1 1/2 fluid ounce or 1 jigger
4 tablespoons

=  1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces
5 1/3 tablespoons

 =  1/3 cup or 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
8 tablespoons

=  1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces
10 2/3 tablespoons

=  2/3 cup or 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
12 tablespoons

=  3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces
16 tablespoons

=  1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or 1/2 pint
1/8 cup

=  2 tablespoons or 1 fluid ounce
1/4 cup

=  4 tablespoons or 2 fluid ounces
1/3 cup

=  5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup

=  1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup

=  8 tablespoons or 4 fluid ounces
2/3 cup

=  10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
5/8 cup

=  1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons
3/4 cup

=  12 tablespoons or 6 fluid ounces
7/8 cup

=  3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
1 cup

=  16 tablespoons or 1/2 pint or 8 fluid ounces
2 cups

=  1 pint or 16 fluid ounces
1 pint

=  2 cups or 16 fluid ounces
1 quart

=  2 pints or 4 cups or 32 fluid ounces
1 gallon

=  4 quarts or 8 pints or 16 cups or 128 fluid ounces

Butter

If you know a cup of butter weighs 8 ounces, you could do the math yourself:

1 ounce = 28.34 grams, so one cup of butter weighs 227 grams.
1/4 cup of butter = 57 g
1/3 cup of butter = 76 g
1/2 cup of butter = 113 g


Dry Goods

All-Purpose Flour and Confectioners' Sugar
Cups Grams Ounces
 1/8 cup
(2 Tablespoons)
 16 g .563 oz
 1/4 cup 32 g 1.13 oz
 1/3 cup 43 g 1.5 oz
 1/2 cup 64 g 2.25 oz
 2/3 cup 85 g 3 oz
 3/4 cup 96 g 3.38 oz
 1 cup 128 g 4.5 oz
Bread Flour
 Cups Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 34 g 1.2 oz
1/3 cup 45 g 1.6 oz
1/2 cup 68 g 2.4 oz
1 cup 136 g 4.8 oz
Rolled Oats
 Cups Grams Ounces
 1/4 c 21 g .75 oz
 1/3 c 28 g 1 oz
 1/2 c 43 g 1.5 oz
 1 c 85 g 3 oz


White Sugar (Granulated)
 Cups Grams Ounces
 2 Tbsp 25 g .89 oz
 1/4 cup 50 g 1.78 oz
 1/3 cup 67 g 2.37 oz
 1/2 cup 100 g 3.55 oz
 2/3 cup 134 g 4.73 oz
 3/4 cup 150 g 5.3 oz
 1 cup 201 g 7.1 oz
Packed Brown Sugar
 Cups Grams Ounces
 1/4 c 55 g 1.9 oz
 1/3 c 73 g 2.58 oz
 1/2 c 110 g 3.88 oz
 1 c 220 g 7.75 oz


Honey, Molasses & Syrup
 Cups Grams Ounces
 2 Tbsp 43 g 1.5 oz
 1/4 c 85 g 3 oz
 1/3 c 113 g 4 oz
 1/2 c 170 g 6 oz
 2/3 c 227 g 8 oz
 3/4 c 255 g 9 oz
 1 c 340 g 12 oz


Dry Goods

All-Purpose Flour: 1 cup = 4.5 oz
Bread Flour: 1 cup = 4.8 oz
Cake Flour: 1 cup = 3.9 oz
Pastry Flour: 1 cup = 4.25 oz
Whole Wheat Flour: 1 cup = 4.25
Cornmeal, coarse: 1 cup = 4.85 oz
Cornmeal, fine: 1 cup = 6.3 oz
Oats, rolled: 1 cup = 3 oz
Walnuts, chopped: 1 cup = 4.3 oz
Walnut/pecan halves: 1 cup = 3.5 oz
Coconut, dry shredded: 1 cup = 2.5 oz
Chocolate Chips: 1 cup = 5.35 oz

Eggs and Dairy

Egg: one large egg = 1.7 oz
Egg Yolk: one egg yolk = .7 oz
Butter: 1 cup = 8 oz
Milk: 1 cup = 8 oz.
Heavy Cream: 1 cup = 8.4 oz
Cream Cheese: 1 cup = 8.2 oz
Sour Cream/Yogurt: 1 cup = 8.6 oz

Sugars, Syrups and Oils

Granulated Sugar: 1 cup = 7.1 oz
Brown Sugar, packed: 1 cup = 7.75 oz
Powdered Sugar, sifted: 1 cup = 3.6 oz
Powdered Sugar, unsifted: 1 cup = 4.4
Corn Syrup: 1 cup = 11.5 oz
Honey: 1 cup = 12 oz
Molasses: 1 cup = 11.6 oz
Vegetable Oil: 1 cup = 7.7 oz
Solid Shortening: 1 cup =7.25 oz