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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168 COMMENTS

  1. Wendy Gonsalves

    I love yr blog chef madhuram. Its so informative and explanations are done very beautifully. Please do send me eggless recipes. Also substitues for gkutten in whole wheat breads. Tks a lot. God bless you

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much Wendy. You can subscribe to receive the recipes in email whenever I update my blog or can check the blog anytime as all the recipes are free to access. I rarely bake gluten-free because baking gluten-free and egg free is very tricky and requires some experimentation. I have not tried a gluten substitute in a whole wheat bread recipe. Sorry, can’t help you with this one.

  2. sindhu

    Hi I tried baking eggless banana cake with 1.5cups is wheat flour in a 23cm round cake tin(9″) at 160c for 60min .I preheated my gas oven for 15min.It tasted yummy but I felt like some more baking was needed!
    should I use a 18cm(7″)round tin?or should I preheat more?or increase baking time?kindly guide.

    • Madhuram

      I’m guessing it probably needs more time in the oven. Usually recipes with whole wheat flour need more baking time.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. WhenLoss.IsGood

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

    • Madhuram

      A teaspoon of sugar is about 4-5 grams.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    • sonali

      an egg is usually considered to be 50 gm

  10. Donna

    Thank you, this so helpful

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Donna.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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?

  16. 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?

  17. 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
    Jan

    • 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. meggy

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

  22. 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.

  23. sri

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

    • Madhuram

      Probably Sri

  24. vaishali

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

    • Madhuram

      Please check the Eggless Cakes page for the recipes.

  25. 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.

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