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:

Ingredient

Measurement in Grams

Equivalence in Cups (US)

Approximately

All Purpose Flour

200 grams

1.60 cups

1.5 cups + 2 Tbspn

Butter

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

CupsSticksPoundsTablespoonsGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

CupGrams
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

FarenheitCelsius
320
212100
250120
275140
300150
325160
350180
375190
400200
425220
450230
475240
500260

Happy Baking!

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183 COMMENTS

  1. Vani Moodley

    Thanks it really helps.

  2. 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.

  3. Anjali

    Hi which category comes water in?

    • Madhuram

      It comes under volume measurements.

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Lei Domingo

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

    • Madhuram

      No idea Lei. Sorry. :/

  8. vee

    What’s 1 1/4 4

    • Madhuram

      1 and 1/4 th is one and a quarter

  9. Fatin

    Hi im from Malaysia 🙂 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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?

  12. 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. :/

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 people.pl 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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  18. Cheryl

    Please can I have egg substitutes for baking cakes

    Kind regards

    • Madhuram

      Check this out: https://www.egglesscooking.com/egg-substitutes/ 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.
    Thanks!

    • 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.

  22. jitha

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

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Jitha.

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  24. crystal

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

    • Madhuram

      It’s 1 cup Crystal.

  25. 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.