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It can be confusing to keep track of common cooking conversions if you’re not familiar with metric units of measurement or the U.S. measuring system, but it doesn’t have to be!
This simple Cooking Conversions Chart has all the kitchen measurements you need, so converting standard to metric (or the other way around!) is easy. Plus, you can make simple cooking measurements like teaspoons to Tablespoons to cups in a pinch!
Best of all, you can print out our free kitchen conversion chart for easy reference any time you need it.
- Cooking Abbreviations
- Teaspoons to Tablespoons
- Teaspoons and Tablespoons to Dessertspoons
- What does 1 cup equal?
- Tablespoons to Cups
- Cups to Grams
- Cups to Dry Ounces
- Cups to Fluid Ounces
- Measuring Butter
- Baking Measurements
- Printable Kitchen Measurements Chart
- Cooking Conversions FAQs
- Tips for Measuring Ingredients
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|Tbsp. or T.||tablespoon(s)|
|tsp. or t.||teaspoon(s)|
|fl. oz.||fluid ounce(s)|
When following recipes online, it’s helpful to know the common cooking abbreviations for measurements. The above chart contains abbreviations that will come in handy when converting cooking measurements.
Teaspoons to Tablespoons
There are 3 teaspoons to every 1 Tablespoon. Follow this cooking conversions chart, which includes half-measurements, for easy conversion from teaspoons to Tablespoons.
|1½ tsp.||½ Tbsp.|
|3 tsp.||1 Tbsp.|
|4½ tsp.||1½ Tbsp.|
|6 tsp.||2 Tbsp.|
|7½ tsp.||2½ Tbsp.|
|9 tsp.||3 Tbsp.|
|10½ tsp.||3½ Tbsp.|
Teaspoons and Tablespoons to Dessertspoons
A dessertspoon is a unit of measurement used in the UK. You will see dessertspoon abbreviated as “dsp” or “dstspn”. This measurement is close to Tablespoons, but not exactly the same, and is also commonly converted to milliliters. Follow this cooking measurement chart for easy conversion from dessertspoons to Tablespoons and teaspoons.
|½ dstspn.||1 tsp.||⅓ Tbsp.||5 mL.|
|1 dstspn.||2 tsp.||⅔ Tbsp.||10 mL.|
|1½ dstspn.||3 tsp.||1 Tbsp.||15 mL.|
|2 dstspn.||4 tsp.||1⅓ Tbsp.||20 mL.|
|2½ dstspn.||5 tsp.||2 Tbsp.||25 mL.|
What does 1 cup equal?
|Measurement||Equal to 1 Cup|
|Fluid Ounces||8 fl. oz.|
|Gallons||1 sixteenth of 1 gal.|
Tablespoons to Cups
There are 16 Tablespoons to every 1 cup. This cooking conversions chart allows for easy conversion from Tablespoons to cups.
|2 Tbsp.||⅛ c.|
|4 Tbsp.||¼ c.|
|5 Tbsp. + 1 tsp.||⅓ c.|
|8 Tbsp.||½ c.|
|12 Tbsp.||¾ c.|
|16 Tbsp.||1 c.|
|24 Tbsp.||1½ c.|
Cups to Grams
Every 1 cup is about 128 grams for measuring dry ingredients. Please note this kitchen conversion chart is for dry goods – for example, flour – and not ingredients like butter. If you have a kitchen scale, it’s best to use one for measuring grams!
|⅛ c.||16 g.|
|¼ c.||32 g.|
|⅓ c.||43 g.|
|½ c.||64 g.|
|⅔ c.||85 g.|
|¾ c.||96 g.|
|1 c.||128 g.|
|1½ c.||192 g.|
|2 c.||256 g.|
Cups to Dry Ounces
As mentioned above, it’s best to use a kitchen scale when measuring ingredients by weight, especially if you’re baking. But, this kitchen measurements chart will help you quickly identify how many ounces are in a cup. This chart is only for dry ingredients, not including bread flour.
|⅛ c.||0.563 oz.|
|¼ c.||1.13 oz.|
|⅓ c.||1.5 oz.|
|½ c.||2.25 oz.|
|⅔ c.||3 oz.|
|¾ c.||3.38 oz.|
|1 c.||4.5 oz.|
|1½ c.||6.75 oz.|
|2 c.||9 oz.|
Cups to Fluid Ounces
There are about 8 fluid ounces to every 1 cup. Reference this cooking measurements chart to quickly convert cups to fluid ounces. This is for wet ingredients, such as chicken stock.
|⅛ c.||1 fl. oz.|
|¼ c.||2 fl. oz.|
|⅓ c.||2.66 fl. oz.|
|½ c.||4 fl. oz.|
|⅔ c.||5.28 fl. oz.|
|¾ c.||6 fl. oz.|
|1 c.||8 fl. oz.|
|1½ c.||12 fl. oz.|
|2 c.||16 fl. oz.|
If you’re familiar with the U.S. measuring system for measuring butter, you might not have any problem converting sticks of butter to Tablespoons. But if you’re not familiar with how many Tablespoons are in a stick of butter, and by extension how many cups are in a stick of butter, you might find it difficult to measure. Follow this chart for an easy way to measure butter.
|2 Tbsp.||⅛ c.||1 fl. oz.|
|4 Tbsp.||¼ c.||2 fl. oz.|
|5 Tbsp. + 1 tsp.||⅓ c.||2.66 fl. oz.|
|8 Tbsp.||½ c.||4 fl. oz.|
|11 Tbsp.||⅔ c.||5.28 fl. oz.|
|12 Tbsp.||¾ c.||6 fl. oz.|
|16 Tbsp.||1 c.||8 fl. oz.|
|24 Tbsp.||1½ c.||12 fl. oz.|
|32 Tbsp.||2 c.||16 fl. oz.|
For common baking measurements, follow this easy cooking measurement chart, which includes common ingredients you can find in most baking recipes.
|Ingredient with Measurement||Ounces||Grams|
|1 c. All-purpose flour||4.25 oz.||120 g.|
|1 c. Bread flour||4.8 oz.||136 g.|
|1 c. White sugar||7 oz.||198 g.|
|1 c. Powdered sugar/Confectioner’s sugar (unsifted)||4 oz.||113.5 g.|
|1 c. Brown sugar (light or dark, packed)||7.5 oz.||213 g.|
|1 c. Oats (old-fashioned/instant)||3.125 oz.||89 g.|
|1 tsp. Baking powder||–||4 g.|
|1 tsp. Baking soda||–||5 g.|
|1 c. Cornstarch||4 oz.||112 g.|
|1 c. Chocolate (chips, chunks, or chopped)||6 oz.||170 g.|
|1 large egg||1.75 oz.||50 g.|
|1 c. Milk||8 oz.||227 g.|
|1 c. Heavy Cream||8.4 oz.||238 g.|
Printable Kitchen Measurements Chart
For a free, printer-friendly version of all of the kitchen measurements and cooking abbreviations found above, click here: Kitchen Measurements Chart
Cooking Conversions FAQs
The best way to remember cooking conversions is to keep a chart handy while you’re cooking. You can print the charts and keep them in a folder in your kitchen, or hang them up on your refrigerator or inside cabinet doors to easily reference. I like to keep mine near my measuring spoons and cups so they’re always in easy reach.
In basic cooking recipes, you won’t strictly need a kitchen scale to measure your ingredients. However, in baking recipes, exact measurements are important. For baking, always use a kitchen scale and measure your ingredients precisely for good results.
Tips for Measuring Ingredients
- The “spoon and level” method should be used when measuring dry ingredients for baking, such as flour. This ensures exact measurements, and it’s easy!
- Stir the flour in its container with a spoon (I like to store my flour in an airtight jar rather than a bag).
- Gradually spoon the flour into your measuring cup.
- Fill the cup to overflowing with flour.
- Level the top using the back of a knife to get rid of the excess flour.
- Own a proper set of measuring cups, liquid measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a kitchen scale.
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