Baking Measurements

Baking Measurements Sometimes when I’m not sure about a recipe but want to try it anyway, I scale down the recipe to 50% of the original. In those circumstances, I found it very difficult to calculate 50% of 3/4 cup, or to measure 50% of 1.5 tablespoon, etc. Then I found this handy table in my “Baking for Dummies” book. For instance 3/4th of a cup is equal to 12 tablespoons, so half of it would be 6 tablespoons.

Check out the Cups to Grams conversion chart below.

Cups To Grams Conversions (Metric)

Butter Measurements

Cups Sticks Pounds Tablespoons Grams
1/4 1/2 1/8 4 55 g
1/2 1 1/4 8 112 g
1/3 1/2+1 & 1/3 tbspns n/a 5 & 1/3 75 g
2/3 1 + 2 & 2/3 tbspns n/a 10 & 2/3 150 g
3/4 1 & 1/2 3/8 12 170 g
1 2 1/2 16 225 g
2 4 1 32 450 g


All Purpose Flour, Icing or Powdered Sugar

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 15 grams
1/4 cup 30 grams
1/3 cup 40 grams
3/8 cup 45 grams
1/2 cup 60 grams
5/8 cup 70 grams
2/3 cup 75 grams
3/4 cup 85 grams
7/8 cup 100 grams
1 cup 110 grams


Cake Flour

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 10 grams
1/4 cup 20 grams
1/3 cup 25 grams
3/8 cup 30 grams
1/2 cup 50 grams
5/8 cup 60 grams
2/3 cup 65 grams
3/4 cup 70 grams
7/8 cup 85 grams
1 cup 95 grams


Granulated Sugar

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 30 grams
1/4 cup 55 grams
1/3 cup 75 grams
3/8 cup 85 grams
1/2 cup 115 grams
5/8 cup 140 grams
2/3 cup 150 grams
3/4 cup 170 grams
7/8 cup 200 grams
1 cup 225 grams


Brown Sugar

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 25 grams
1/4 cup 50 grams
1/3 cup 65 grams
3/8 cup 75 grams
1/2 cup 100 grams
5/8 cup 125 grams
2/3 cup 135 grams
3/4 cup 150 grams
7/8 cup 175 grams
1 cup 200 grams


Sliced Almonds

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 10 grams
1/4 cup 20 grams
1/3 cup 25 grams
3/8 cup 30 grams
1/2 cup 40 grams
5/8 cup 50 grams
2/3 cup 55 grams
3/4 cup 60 grams
7/8 cup 70 grams
1 cup 80 grams


Ground Almonds

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 25 grams
1/4 cup 50 grams
1/3 cup 65 grams
3/8 cup 75 grams
1/2 cup 100 grams
5/8 cup 125 grams
2/3 cup 135 grams
3/4 cup 150 grams
7/8 cup 175 grams
1 cup 200 grams


Flaked Coconut

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 10 grams
1/4 cup 20 grams
1/3 cup 25 grams
3/8 cup 30 grams
1/2 cup 40 grams
5/8 cup 45 grams
2/3 cup 50 grams
3/4 cup 60 grams
7/8 cup 65 grams
1 cup 75 grams


Grated Coconut

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 10 grams
1/4 cup 25 grams
1/3 cup 35 grams
3/8 cup 40 grams
1/2 cup 50 grams
5/8 cup 60 grams
2/3 cup 65 grams
3/4 cup 75 grams
7/8 cup 85 grams
1 cup 100 grams


Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Cup Grams
1/8 cup 15 grams
1/4 cup 30 grams
1/3 cup 40 grams
3/8 cup 45 grams
1/2 cup 60 grams
5/8 cup 70 grams
2/3 cup 75 grams
3/4 cup 85 grams
7/8 cup 100 grams
1 cup 125 grams

Baking Measurements

If a recipe calls for this amount You can also measure it this way
Dash 2 or 3 drops (liquid) or less than 1/8 teaspoon (dry)
1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons or 1/2 ounce
2 tablespoons 1 ounce
1/4 cup 4 tablespoons or 2 ounces
1/3 cup 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
1/2 cup 8 tablespoons or 4 ounces
3/4 cup 12 tablespoons or 6 ounces
1 cup 16 tablespoons or 8 ounces
1 pint 2 cups or 16 ounces or 1 pound
1 quart 4 cups or 2 pints
1 gallon 4 quarts
1 pound 16 ounces

Volume Measurements

US Units Canadian Units Australian Units
1/4 teaspoon 1 ml 1 ml
1/2 teaspoon 2 ml 2 ml
1 teaspoon 5 ml 5 ml
1 tablespoon 15 ml 20 ml
1/4 cup 50 ml 60 ml
1/3 cup 75 ml 80 ml
1/2 cup 125 ml 125 ml
2/3 cup 150 ml 170 ml
3/4 cup 175 ml 190 ml
1 cup 250 ml 250 ml
1 quart 1 liter 1 liter
1 and 1/2 quarts 1.5 liters 1.5 liters
2 quarts 2 liters 2 liters
2 and 1/2 quarts 2.5 liters 2.5 liters
3 quarts 3 liters 3 liters
4 quarts 4 liters 4 liters

Weight Measurements

US Units Canadian Metric Australian Metric
1 ounce 30 grams 30 grams
2 ounces 55 grams 60 grams
3 ounces 85 grams 90 grams
4 ounces (1/4 pound) 115 grams 125 grams
8 ounces (1/2 pound) 225 grams 225 grams
16 ounces (1 pound) 455 grams 500 grams (1/2 kilogram)

Temperature Conversions

Farenheit Celsius
32 0
212 100
250 120
275 140
300 150
325 160
350 180
375 190
400 200
425 220
450 230
475 240
500 260

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73 Responses to “Baking Measurements”

  1. Nisha says:

    Dear Madhuram,

    This is a very beautiful site I stumbled upon.I have just started baking and I must say its all turning out to be a flop.The kids and I are desperate to bake a good cake.The cookies are coming out well.I thought the lack of a beater in beating the eggs was the problem so I switched to eggless and found a good one with yogurt.The cake which was always hard turned out moist and soft but tasted more like glutinous rice.I use a measuring jar and for both liquid and dry ingredients.Could you tell me what could have gone wrong.
    Thanks a ton for this chart.I hope I can bake good brownies and cakes from now on.
    Thanks
    Nisha

  2. Renee says:

    Hi,I want to ask u that Malaysia is using wat country’s units?

  3. Chriztine says:

    Dear Madhuram,

    I’m Chriztine from malaysia. I would like to ask for the baking measurement of Cream Cheese..As the recipe given is 1/4 cup of cream cheese.May i know how much is it in gram?And may i ask you opinion on the measurement tools?Do you think i should buy measurement tools such as in CUP unit.I had bought in tsp unit.

    Hope to see your reply soon.
    Thank You

    • Madhuram says:

      I find using cup measurements easy because I don’t have a scale to weigh the ingredients. So it’s your personal preference. You can buy a teaspoon/tablespoon set, measuring cups set and a measuring mug for measuring liquid ingredients. See the butter measurement chart for converting cream cheese into grams. I think it’s a pretty good estimate and it would be 55 grams for 1/4 cup.

  4. crystal says:

    in trinidad one butter is227grams..how many cups is that??

  5. […] out the Cups to Grams conversion chart […]

  6. jitha says:

    Thank you so much for the measurements chart and also egg substitutes.

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