Baking Measurements

Baking MeasurementsSometimes 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.

Here are the frequently asked questions on baking measurements:

How to convert 200 grams to cups?

Here is the chart on converting 200 grams to cups:


Measurement in Grams

Equivalence in Cups (US)


All Purpose Flour

200 grams

1.60 cups

1.5 cups + 2 Tbspn


200 grams

0.88 cup

3/4th cup + 2 Tbspn

Cake Flour

200 grams

1.46 cups unsifted

1.5 cups

Granulated Sugar

200 grams

1 cup

1 cup

Brown Sugar

200 grams

0.91 cup packed 

1 cup minus 1 Tbspn

Ground Almonds

200 grams

0.88 cup, packed

3/4th cup + 2 Tbspn

Flaked Coconut

200 grams

2.60 cups

2.5 cups + 1 Tbspn 

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

200 grams

2.33 cups

2.5 cups - 2 Tbspn 

Check out the Cups to Grams conversion chart below.

Cups To Grams Conversions (Metric)

Butter Measurements

1/41/21/8455 g
1/211/48112 g
1/31/2+1 & 1/3 tbspnsn/a5 & 1/375 g
2/31 + 2 & 2/3 tbspnsn/a10 & 2/3150 g
3/41 & 1/23/812170 g
121/216225 g
24132450 g

All Purpose Flour, Icing or Powdered Sugar

1/8 cup15 grams
1/4 cup30 grams
1/3 cup40 grams
3/8 cup45 grams
1/2 cup60 grams
5/8 cup70 grams
2/3 cup75 grams
3/4 cup85 grams
7/8 cup100 grams
1 cup110 grams

Cake Flour

1/8 cup10 grams
1/4 cup20 grams
1/3 cup25 grams
3/8 cup30 grams
1/2 cup50 grams
5/8 cup60 grams
2/3 cup65 grams
3/4 cup70 grams
7/8 cup85 grams
1 cup95 grams

Granulated Sugar

1/8 cup30 grams
1/4 cup55 grams
1/3 cup75 grams
3/8 cup85 grams
1/2 cup115 grams
5/8 cup140 grams
2/3 cup150 grams
3/4 cup170 grams
7/8 cup200 grams
1 cup225 grams

Brown Sugar

1/8 cup25 grams
1/4 cup50 grams
1/3 cup65 grams
3/8 cup75 grams
1/2 cup100 grams
5/8 cup125 grams
2/3 cup135 grams
3/4 cup150 grams
7/8 cup175 grams
1 cup200 grams

Sliced Almonds

1/8 cup10 grams
1/4 cup20 grams
1/3 cup25 grams
3/8 cup30 grams
1/2 cup40 grams
5/8 cup50 grams
2/3 cup55 grams
3/4 cup60 grams
7/8 cup70 grams
1 cup80 grams

Ground Almonds

1/8 cup25 grams
1/4 cup50 grams
1/3 cup65 grams
3/8 cup75 grams
1/2 cup100 grams
5/8 cup125 grams
2/3 cup135 grams
3/4 cup150 grams
7/8 cup175 grams
1 cup200 grams

Flaked Coconut

1/8 cup10 grams
1/4 cup20 grams
1/3 cup25 grams
3/8 cup30 grams
1/2 cup40 grams
5/8 cup45 grams
2/3 cup50 grams
3/4 cup60 grams
7/8 cup65 grams
1 cup75 grams

Grated Coconut

1/8 cup10 grams
1/4 cup25 grams
1/3 cup35 grams
3/8 cup40 grams
1/2 cup50 grams
5/8 cup60 grams
2/3 cup65 grams
3/4 cup75 grams
7/8 cup85 grams
1 cup100 grams

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1/8 cup15 grams
1/4 cup30 grams
1/3 cup40 grams
3/8 cup45 grams
1/2 cup60 grams
5/8 cup70 grams
2/3 cup75 grams
3/4 cup85 grams
7/8 cup100 grams
1 cup125 grams

Baking Measurements

If a recipe calls for this amountYou can also measure it this way
Dash2 or 3 drops (liquid) or less than 1/8 teaspoon (dry)
1 tablespoon3 teaspoons or 1/2 ounce
2 tablespoons1 ounce
1/4 cup4 tablespoons or 2 ounces
1/3 cup5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
1/2 cup8 tablespoons or 4 ounces
3/4 cup12 tablespoons or 6 ounces
1 cup16 tablespoons or 8 ounces
1 pint2 cups or 16 ounces or 1 pound
1 quart4 cups or 2 pints
1 gallon4 quarts
1 pound16 ounces

Volume Measurements

US UnitsCanadian UnitsAustralian Units
1/4 teaspoon1 ml1 ml
1/2 teaspoon2 ml2 ml
1 teaspoon5 ml5 ml
1 tablespoon15 ml20 ml
1/4 cup50 ml60 ml
1/3 cup75 ml80 ml
1/2 cup125 ml125 ml
2/3 cup150 ml170 ml
3/4 cup175 ml190 ml
1 cup250 ml250 ml
1 quart1 liter1 liter
1 and 1/2 quarts1.5 liters1.5 liters
2 quarts2 liters2 liters
2 and 1/2 quarts2.5 liters2.5 liters
3 quarts3 liters3 liters
4 quarts4 liters4 liters

Weight Measurements

US UnitsCanadian MetricAustralian Metric
1 ounce30 grams30 grams
2 ounces55 grams60 grams
3 ounces85 grams90 grams
4 ounces (1/4 pound)115 grams125 grams
8 ounces (1/2 pound)225 grams225 grams
16 ounces (1 pound)455 grams500 grams (1/2 kilogram)

Temperature Conversions


Happy Baking!

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  1. Nancy Gibbs

    thanks how much is wheat flour measurement of 1 cup in grams or TB some recipes us whole wheat flour so it would be helpful to have right measurements.

    • Madhuram

      Please check the baking measurements page for cups to grams conversion chart.

  2. Nancy Gibbs

    How much is half of 1/3 cup of APF in TB please info thanks

    • Madhuram

      A little more than 5 tablespoons. For more baking measurements please check the page.

  3. Carla Leclezio

    Would 1 cup of melted butter be the same as shown here – 225g?

    How many mls would be the equivalent to 1 cup of water? – I’m trying to convert your eggless vanilla cake recipe.

    Thank you!x

    • Madhuram

      For liquid ingredients conversion check the volume conversion table in the same page.

  4. WhenLoss.IsGood

    My organic coconut sugar says a serving is 5g
    How do I convert that into a measurementโ“

    • Madhuram

      A teaspoon of sugar is about 4-5 grams.

  5. Stella Tony

    Pls,I will like to know if am using 6cups of flour for cake how many cups of suger will I use and how many eggs and also butter will I use too. Thks

    • Madhuram

      Sorry Stella, I’m not sure.

  6. Leyla

    Am truely mad in baking but sometimes its confusing me wwhen it comes the recipe is written in grams and am using measuring equipments ml. For example 60grams for milk is how much in ml,120grams of flour is how much in mls. Thanks.

    • Madhuram

      Ml is the measurement for liquids only and gms is for solids, so I’m not sure why will a recipe use gms for liquids and ml for flour.

  7. Ronak S Bagadia

    Hi Madhuram,
    Your website is very interesting, i’m a vegetarian and love baking. 1 egg is replaced by 1tbsp flaxseed+1/4 cup warm water mix. So my doubt is in regular recipes they mention the wieght of eggs in gram. so how many grams do i consider as 1 egg. for the flax seed replacer recipe

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Ronak. I have never seen eggs measured in grams in recipes. Is it measured after it’s broken and just the contents or the egg as a whole? I Googled and saw that one large egg without shell is approximately 50 grams. So you will have to use the flaxseed egg replacement accordingly.

  8. Donna

    Thank you, this so helpful

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Donna.

  9. AJ

    Thank you so much for sharing the conversions. However request you to make it available in Downloadable PDF format to make it much easier to take a printout and keep it handy.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome AJ. Thanks for the PDF idea. Will work on it.

  10. YOEST

    Thank you very much for sharing this post .. It’s very useful to me ..
    The measuring cup of mine , 1 cup = 200 ml ..
    So I always adjust the measurement for the ingredients on baking that I found many recipes from outside my country using the US standard measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml ..

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. adetutu

    How do I measure beans?

    • Madhuram

      Do you mean converting the measurement of beans from cups to grams? Can you please be more specific?

  12. Fred

    I have a recipe for a smoothie that call for 40 Mg Raw honey, 40 Mg Crushed Almonds and7 Gr Cinnamon. How do I measure that in a 8 oz cup

    • Madhuram

      Because it is only a smoothie recipe and not a baking recipe you don’t have to be very accurate. I would use about 1/4 cup of each raw honey and ground almonds and maybe half a teaspoon of cinnamon.

  13. Nicolene Daries

    Good Day all

    I have a 14 year old daughter who likes to bake, but struggle with the grams. Please be so kind and send me all the measurements of butter, flour, sugar and baking powder from grams into cups,teaspoons or tablespoons. Have a nice day

    • Madhuram

      Is it possible to use the reverse of this table to some extent?

  14. Maryam

    I bought these measuring cups and spoons on one of them it says 7.5ml – 1dsp. What does dsp stand for? Is it half a table spoon? So confused. And they usually say they preheat the oven to 350 is that in farenheit?

  15. Jan Bebbington

    Hi, is the flour conversation for 1 cup only 110 grams? I weighed 1 cup of flour and it was nearly twice as much. Need to make a birthday cake but I’m now a little confused

    • Madhuram

      I’m sorry that I can’t help with this Jan. I usually bake using US standard cup measurement. I got these charts off the internet. I’m not used to baking with grams, etc.

    • Caren

      When I used a standard US measuring cup with 2 cups spooned and leveled all-purposes flour and weighed it on my scale, it was 280 grams. The 1/4 cup of sugar, however weighed in at 55 grams. Thanks for pointing this out, as we all know in baking it is beneficial to have precise measurements and I would have just gone at what the chart said.

      • Madhuram

        You’re welcome Caren.

  16. Priya Rishan

    Wow thank you so much. This will help anyone to convert measurement easily. I love baking but everytime something goes wrong. Can you please tell me difference btwn fold and stir.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Priya. Nothing different Priya. It’s the same.

  17. Elizabeth

    Thanks so much Madhuram, this has made measurement easy for me to get, i’m just a beginner, i really want to know how to bake nice cakes

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Elizabeth.

  18. Deerex

    Please I have a problem with mathematics especially measurements and I can hardly comprehend this. So please can I know the measurement of flour, butter, eggs, sugar, baking powder. I can use to bake a cake for a family of 4 and 5. Thank you and I will appreciate a reply.

    • Madhuram

      Hi Deerex, I generally use the standard US cup measurements. I have not measured any of the ingredients in grams/ounces etc. This chart I got off of the internet. If you have a particular recipe in mind let me know and will see if I will be able to help you with the conversion.

  19. meggy

    Pls can u teach me how to make a chocolate cake for my baby 1year birthday?

  20. Maureen

    Tnks a million Madhuram !! its been such a complicated process
    never knowing how to convert from one form of measurement to
    the other…….

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Maureen.

  21. sri

    Thanks for the lovely useful post. Are these “cups” 250 mL? Thanks for your help.

    • Madhuram

      Probably Sri

  22. vaishali

    Hi ,
    Will youtell me the exact mesurment for making eggless cake?

    • Madhuram

      Please check the Eggless Cakes page for the recipes.

  23. Taylor

    Wish it had a print option to put up on my fridge or with my recipes

    • Madhuram

      Will work on it Taylor. Thanks for the idea.

  24. Vani Moodley

    Thanks it really helps.

  25. Addie

    Your chart saved my day. I was able to convert the ingredients from grams to cups , and etc. for a chocolate cake recipe for my grandson’s birthday. Thanks a million! 3/23/16

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Addie.

  26. Anjali

    Hi which category comes water in?

    • Madhuram

      It comes under volume measurements.

  27. mansi goswami

    Thank you so much for the chart and you videos. I have recently started baking and your videos have helped a lot. thanks again.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Mansi ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. denise

    I don’t understand the gram measurement. Since it seems to be different for different ingredients, does that mean it’s by weight rather than by volume? Thank you for your help. Sincerely,

    • Madhuram

      To tell the truth, I don’t know either. We here in North America are so used to follow the cup and teaspoon measurements. Just got the charts off the internet from various sources.

  29. oluwaseyifunmi

    please I have a table with me and most of the measurements on it for the flour and sugar are slightly different, 5-8g different. can I still measure like that?

    • Madhuram

      I think it shouldn’t be a problem.

  30. Lei Domingo

    how many cups, or tablespoons or teaspoons are in 3/4 dl (deciliters)?

    • Madhuram

      No idea Lei. Sorry. :/

  31. vee

    What’s 1 1/4 4

    • Madhuram

      1 and 1/4 th is one and a quarter

  32. Fatin

    Hi im from Malaysia ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for making these charts! It really helps me a lot since I’m a newbie in this baking world!! Thank you for sparing your precious time only to make all these charts :))))

    • Madhuram

      Not a problem. Got it from different sources in the net.

  33. Maxine

    Can any one tell me why the conversion charts (American to English) very so much? it gets really
    confusing. As i would of thought it should have been all the same or am i missing some thing…

  34. Lisa

    Could please tell me how many cups equal 400 grams of milk chocolate? Thank You

    • Madhuram

      Is this for any particular recipe? Because I’m not sure how to measure milk chocolate in cups…do you mean grated or pieces?

  35. Dawn

    Thank you so much for taking the time to create these charts. They have already been helpful to me and I’m sure they will continue to be helpful. Hope you don’t mind if I share with my friends and family. Again….thank you bunches. Take care and have a wonderful day.

    • Madhuram

      That’s great to know Dawn. I’m glad that you find this page helpful. Do share it with your family and friends by all means.

    • Sara L. Roberts

      It would be nice if you would provide the U.S. standard measure conversion from 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 teaspoons in oz/lbs to grams. Thank you very much!

      • Madhuram

        That’s too little to be converted into gms. :/

  36. S.L. Roberts

    Thank you for the time and effort to present your eggless recipes. I just came across your page today while surfing for baking measurements.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Roberts.

  37. cindy

    Recipe calls for 2 extra-large eggs – would it be ok to use 3 regular eggs? Hate to buy dozen extra-large eggs for this one recipe – thank you

    • Madhuram

      I guess so Cindy. I haven’t baked using eggs, so don’t know much about it.

  38. Shubhangi

    You are amazing!! First time have visited ur website..and this is my random first click ion ur website and I so much loved this unique problem solver page…. I look forward to read more and try the recipes you have suggested
    I am 27 and my story till marriage and then US and then cooking is just going in line with you….
    Thanks for your efforts.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Shubhangi.

  39. Prasanna Nair

    Hi I’m Prasanna I read your blog.i liked it very much.very useful informative and intresting.Actually I’m also a vegetarian (not exactly omlettes are ok.but not in baking)so your receipes are a bit relief.actually in India whole pastry flour is not available.and we are health conscious so pl tell me whole pastry flour and bread flour is same.if not what can I substitute with maida or all purpose flour.thank you keep blogging .it will definitely inspire vegan replay

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much for your compliments Prasanna. Whole wheat pastry flour and bread flour is not the same. You can use a mix of whole wheat flour and maida in place of whole wheat pastry flour.

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  41. Cheryl

    Please can I have egg substitutes for baking cakes

    Kind regards

    • Madhuram

      Check this out: Also the substitute one can use depends upon the rest of the ingredients in the recipe. But generally speaking, pureed silken tofu, unsweetened applesauce or yogurt or a combination of either of these can be used as a substitute for eggs in a cake recipe.

  42. manaha nkhethoa

    Hi, I have to make 20liters of muffins for a funeral and my budget is limited. What would be standard measurements if I use selfraisin. And between butter and cooking oil, which is best. Please come to my rescue.

  43. anusrinivas

    I have a doubt. Just going thru ur chart in measurements. Under All Purpose Flour, u say 1 cup = 110 Gmail. But under Baking measurements, u say 1 cup = 8 ounces = 225 gms . So if a cake recipe calls for 1 cup flour, what is the measure? Please reply.

    • Madhuram

      The 225 gm is for butter, Anu.

  44. Dearbhla

    Hi Madhuram I’m 13 and I’m a baker just starting out, I was just wondering when making cupcakes my recipe is self-raising flour can you use plain flour and add quite a lot of baking powder or does it not work?…

    Hope to see your reply soon.

    • Madhuram

      Wow! baking at 13! It depends on the recipe. You can use 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder in place of 1 cup of self rising flour.

  45. jitha

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

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Jitha.

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  47. crystal

    in trinidad one butter many cups is that??

    • Madhuram

      It’s 1 cup Crystal.

  48. Chriztine

    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

      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.

  49. Renee

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

    • Madhuram

      I’m not very sure about that Renee. But I guess the US measurement is standard when a recipe mentions 1 cup, etc.

  50. Nisha

    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.

  51. enna

    how to convert 4 grams to tablespoon/ teaspoon?
    or should i say how many grams are there in a teaspoon? and tablespoon? considering the ingredients: salt and sugar. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ -Enna

    • Madhuram

      A teaspoon of sugar is approximately 4 grams Enna. I had to reverse work it from 1/4 cup which is 4 tablespoons and each tablespoon has 3 teaspoons. Or the simplest way is to find some online conversion calculator.

  52. Tina

    Good morning : )
    Is there in error in the measurement chart for volume measurements? If 1/4 cup equals 50ml shouldn’t 1 cup equal 200ml? The chart says 250ml : ) great charts by the way! It beats having to google everything when I am converting! Thanks for Labrador Canada : )

    • Madhuram

      I compiled the charts from various sources after doing a Google search, so I’m not sure about it too. Sorry Tina.

  53. patricia elpuz

    thanks it’s really helpful to my daughter.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Shannon

    Trying to convert 7/8 cup

    • Madhuram

      Hope you found out what you are looking for. I have some conversions for 7/8 cup in the list.

  55. Shirley

    Thank you this really help me. I am always guessing what is what.

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  59. Mary

    I don’t have a 1/8 teaspoon & when it calls for 1/8 teaspoon I am not sure how to convert that.

    Thank you.

    • Madhuram

      Half of 1/4 teaspoon is 1/8th teaspoon.

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    I used this site to help me measure how many tbs it takes to create 1 stick of butter this was a real help since I hardly buy sticks of butter

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  62. Leanna

    If a recipe called for 5 eggs, how would I split that?

    thank you by the way! this is very helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Madhuram

      Hi Leanna, could you be more specific? Are you asking what is the substitute for 5 eggs?

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  64. Shubha Satish

    Hi Madhu,
    I have a baking tray and hence occasionally bake cookies & buns. I want to invest in a proper pan in which I can bake cake & also bread. Please give some suggestions regarding buying a pan or a baking set, size and brand.
    I need one more clarification. I have tried few of your recipes by halving the amounts of the ingredients. Result is that it turns out OK, but not as good as your recipe. Can you please tell me where I am wrong. I am also switching to healthy, (but tasty)substitutes!
    Thanks for your interesting and inspiring site.

    P.S. I think it would be good if you could put one more page for people like me to know essential baking needs!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for your feedback Shubha. I too am thinking of doing a post on basic baking needs. Hopefully I can get to it pretty soon. When I started baking, I got the basic starter kit by Baker’s Secret. Even Wilton has it. The pack comes with 2 cookie sheets, a muffin pan, a bread pan, 2 round cake tins and a pizza tray. This is pretty much enough for beginners. You can grab mixing bowls, measuring spoons, cups, spatula, whisk etc in Dollar stores or sometimes even Walmart has this as a kit. Halving of recipe does not work in all recipes. I too don’t get desired results while halving some recipes. It is more of a trial and error method only.

  65. Mary

    When baking I always experiment, sometimes I didn’t measure the ingredients, sometimes it’s too sweet and sometimes not at all. so next time I will make this as a reference. Thanks for this. Bookmarked…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Daliyah

    Hi this is nice. I am trying to impress and bake a cake for my boyfriend and not sure about measurements. so I googled it and landed on your page. This is very helpful thanks you so much.

  67. vidhi jain

    hi can u plzz tell me where can i get energ eggreplacer in delhi??

    • Madhuram

      Somebody mentioned that there’s a Whole Foods in Delhi and they have EnerG.

  68. Revati

    Where can I buy Agar Agar powder in US.

    • Madhuram

      Try Whole Foods or Asian grocery stores.

    • Rashmi

      You can even purchase it online on amazon.

  69. febi

    hai…just want to ask is the measurement that you have here i can use it in indonesia as well??..cause i kinda confu

    • Madhuram

      Hi Febi, I have used the standard baking spoons (1/4tsp, 1/2tsp, 1tsp, 1/2tbspn, 1tbspn), cups (1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup) and mug (for measuring liquids) in my recipes. But if you follow the gms measurement use the table for conversion.

  70. Chad

    Very useful information – I am always needing to convert measurments
    when cooking. Bookmarking this page.

  71. sheila

    Hi im trying to bake the strawberry muffin receipe for about 12 people .Can I use a 23cm/7cm cm spring form pan.Can I double the receipe.Thanks.

    • Madhuram

      I think you should be okay doubling the recipe. It’s usually halving that doesn’t come out so well. The given measurement should yield a good 8 inch round cake.

      • sheila

        Thanks Madhuram for your reply.I think my pan size would be 9inches anyawy will try it.Thanks once again.

  72. Ruchi

    Hi – I stumbled upon your website looking for eggless cake recipes that I needed to bake for a friend and found a treasure trove of recipes.

    You have a great site and I like the clarity with which you have explained egg substitutes.

    Do you also have recipes for eggless easy to make royal icing?


  73. dove

    I am at chennai, currently hunting for molasses to begin making cakes/breads but where exactly should I purchase it and what is it. I did google but could not understand, they linked it with sugar and a brown syrup. Does anyone know stores in my zone that sell baking ingredients. There are lots of other things that aren’t available in my kitchen. Yesterday I tried to bake bread but had to cut off so many ingredients, it turned out to be a nightmare – a brittle bread. ๐Ÿ™ Thank you.

    • Madhuram

      Molasses is not an ingredient which is used quite frequently while baking. So you should be okay without it. I hear that Chennai has a lot of new chain of grocery stores these days. So finding basic baking ingredients should not be a problem.

  74. sheela

    thanks for your lovely eggless receipes.

    However I have not been able to find eggless donut receipes. Can you please guide me


    Thanks Sheela. I will try to put some recipes here.

  75. jyothi

    hi madhuram,
    you have a lovely blog.

    i am still new to baking and i think your site will be very useful. i have tried baking cakes and cookies few times but never successful.will try again using tips in your site, hope will be successful this time. thank you.

    Thanks Jyothi. Feel free to write to me if you have any questions.

  76. Aparna

    Hi Madhuram,
    You have a fantastic food blog!

    I have a question. In yr baking measurement, you mentioned that 1/2 cup, for instance, equals 4 ounces. Is this only for liquid measurements or can we apply this for say, flour? Because I came across some recipes that measure flour in ounces. I don’t have a kitchen scale, so just wanted to be sure.

    Aparna, I too am not sure about that but I too have considered the same because I don’t have a kitchen scale. I have not tried it though so I don’t know how it will turn out. Sorry.

    • Nancy

      White flour: 1 cup = 4.409 ounces

  77. asstha

    this is very helpful… i’ve saved it for future reference. thanks so much… ๐Ÿ˜€

  78. marie

    hello everybody iam trying to make some donuts for my niece and i dont know how to measure 5/8 of a cup and i dont have measuring cups i need help.

    Hi Marie, 5/8th of a cup will be 10 tablespoons.

  79. Anuradha

    Thanks a lot for your immediate response.

  80. Anuradha

    Saw your recipes being a vegetarian myself it is very useful and encouraging. CAn you tell me where in chennai we can get the baking ingredients and also can you suggest whether a micro oven or a baking oven is best for baking the cakes, as i dont have one and planning to buy one.

    Thanks Anuradha. It’s been 6 years since I moved from Chennai so I really don’t know about the stores there. Last time when I visited I saw a lot of changes. Why don’t you try Nilgiris or any other big chain of grocery stores? Baking in microwave is not my area too. I use only the regular oven. So I cannot compare and contrast between the two. I’m sorry.

  81. Krisatham

    Thank you for your immediate response. I will try what you suggested. Another question – can baking powder and baking soda be used interchangeably?

    You’re welcome. They can’t be used interchangeably.

  82. Krisatham

    Hi Madhuram

    I landed in your website when I was googling for a rava idli recipe. I had stopped eating cakes for almost 7 years and never knew eggless baking was ever possible. Thanks a ton for your awesome work. I have got everything ready to try my hands at baking now. I bought a 13 X 9 X 2 pan (though it read 12.8 X 8.8 X 2 ). I want to know, how much of all purpose flour is needed to get a good sized cake? As most of your recipes say 1 cup I just wanted to know if it will be too less for my pan.

    Thanks Krisatham. I would suggest you to get two 8 inch cake pans and one 8 inch square pan first and try the recipes here as it is, because adjusting a baking recipe is not as easy as adjusting a cooking recipe. The pan size, the ratio of flour, baking powder and baking soda cannot be simply incremented or decreased like we double or half other cooking recipes. If you are really interested in baking I would also suggest you to get a bakeware set available in Walmart and other stores. It costs around 20-25$ and you get all the basic pans and sheets. That’s how I started. Please feel free to get back if you have any further questions.

  83. prathna singh

    when it comes to butter,margarine-does the measurements differ and how many grams is a cup of butter.thx

    Yes stick margarine measures exactly the same as stick butter. 1 cup is approx 225gm.

  84. meera


    i really liked your website.i keep trying out new recipes often, also love to try those differently.i am new to baking, i am tempted to try out some of your recipes.

    Thanks Meera.

  85. jayasri

    Oh! my God !, don’t think i am copying all ur writings but, i am trying out like what you have said, i try to do it by 1/2 because i am scared i will definitely make a mistake which i have already done thrice, that is why i am scared to try baking…, because i am interested more in baking bread sticks and things like that then cakes !!, i am not a sweet toothed person.., this information about measurements is worth while thank u so much for passing on this information…, its absolutely wonderful…, i have book marked it !!,

  86. abc

    One more note- I believe the baking pan I have is hardly 1 or 1.5 inch deep. I will try in another glassware too? Do I have to reduce tempeature by 25 degree F if I am baking in glassware of nonstick? Sorry to bumbard with questions but being an avid baker you must be understanding my frustration ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    No problem abc. I’ll try to help as much as possible, because I’m also slowly trying to understand the science behind baking. I have a book “Baking for Dummies” and in the cake pan section it is mentioned that 8 and 9 inch cake pans should be atleast 1.5 inches deep. So if yours is 1.5 inches deep then the pan size is not a problem I guess. I have not baked in a glass pan before atleast a cake for that matter. But from the pie plates section in that book I understand that you have to reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees if you want to cook for more than an hour. But this recipe calls for only 35 minutes right? So I don’t think that it’s necessary. If possible I’ll also try it today itself in a 9 inch cake pan.

  87. abc

    Yehh, if you can try that would be great

  88. abc

    I stay in Maine State (North Eastern of USA). I just confirmed that it is not a high altitude state like CO.

    I appreciate your help and will be waiting for your suggestions.

    Hmm! Do you want to try the suggestions mentioned for high altitude baking anyway? Otherwise let me try that recipe and see how it’s baking.

  89. abc

    Thank you for your promp reply. Regarding your answer for my sinking cake here is the recipe I followed.(from cdkitchen web)It is great vegan cake.Now, I had been staying in different places and have baked vegan/eggless cakes lots of time and never had any problem. But in this new house, it’s frustrating bcos i gave lots of trials and was not successful yet. sides are more cooked and raised compared to center and once comes out I can see it sinking in the oven itself. I read online which suggested to bake at less temperature and for longer time. I tried baking at 365 degree F and still the structure was same. I dont know if it could be the problem with oven because previously it turned out to be really successful. Though eggless, the caked I baked would fluff and would be consistently moist.
    Also I user regular fatfree milk.

    1 1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup oil
    1 cup sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup (scant) soy/rice milk/water (water works fine)


    Bake at 375 for 30 min. in greased pan.

    Please help!!!!

    Hi ABC, since you are telling that you have tried this recipe successfully before I’m also guessing that oven is the problem. Have you moved to a high altitude place? If yes let me know I’ll give you some suggestions. I read that once-dependable recipes baked at sea level become a bit out of whack up in the mountains.

  90. sl

    Thanks. I have a son too. So I think in a few years, I will also be baking kid friendly recipes like you. I am looking forward to your post.

    Sure sl, will get to it next week.

  91. abc

    Hello Madhuram
    Can you tell me how deep my 9 inch round pan should be to bake a cake using 1.5 cup whole wheat flour. I believe the one I have is not very deep and hence it is sinking a bit though i do not fill it more than half. The batter rises to the top during baking,fluffs but sinks little bit at the end. It doesnt spill though while baking.

    ABC, all 9 inch pans are made with the same depth. Maybe you should try using an 8 inch pan. Some of the other reasons for sinking are (I found in a book) oven temperature was too low, cake was underbaked, too much sugar was used, resulting in a thick firm and overly brown crust, too much liquid was used, resulting in a sticky layer above the bottom crust, too much leavener was used.

  92. sl

    I like cooking and I like your website with their beautiful pictures and am inspired to start baking. When living back in India, my mom used to bake nankattais and cakes. I have tried her nankattai recipe and has come out well. I want to do more.

    Could you tell me what all things I would need to begin baking with? Also, tell me some sure-shot failproof recipes? Maybe a beginners baking list would be helpful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks.

    SL, for sometime now I have wanted to write a post about a beginner’s guide to baking. So instead of answering here, I’ll write a post very soon, so that it would be helpful for others as well.

  93. Renuka

    Thanks a lot. Renuka.

  94. Renuka

    Hi. I liked the eggless choco chip recipe…will surely try it. However can you please tell me how much exactly is 2 sticks of butter? Will appreciate it if you can tell me in the metric system or measurement by Cup. Thanks. Renuka.

    Hi Renuka, 2 sticks is 1 cup of butter, 227 gms.

  95. Bhawana

    Thanks Madhuram. I have so many pages bookmarked for ur recipes :). Will be posting soon :). Today added this page too in my favourites.

  96. Madhuram

    Thanks Anila. Please feel free to try the recipes and post your experience here. It will be helpful for all of us.

  97. Anila

    You have a nice page.I am also looking for eggless recipes.I am going try the recipes in your page. Will post about how they turned out.The above table is really helpful.