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It can be confusing to keep track of common cooking conversions, but this Cooking Measurements Chart makes it easy! If you’re not familiar with metric units of measurement or the U.S. measuring system, or just want to learn more about making simple cooking conversions like teaspoons to Tablespoons, this is the chart for you. Scroll to the bottom for a free printable chart, too!
- 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
- Cooking Guides
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|Tbsp. or T.||tablespoon(s)|
|tsp. or t.||teaspoon(s)|
|fl. oz.||fluid ounce(s)|
Above are the common cooking abbreviations for measurements used by most recipes. Keeping this chart handy will make it easier to convert cooking measurements from metric to U.S., or vise-versa.
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.|
There are 3 teaspoons to every 1 Tablespoon. Follow this cooking conversions chart, which includes half-measurements, for easy conversion from teaspoons to Tablespoons.
Teaspoons and Tablespoons to Dessertspoons
|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.|
A dessertspoon is a unit of measurement used in the UK, and is typically abbreviated as “dsp” or “dstspn”. You can convert dessertspoons to Tablespoons, teaspoons, or millileters easily following this chart.
What does 1 cup equal?
|Measurement||Equal to 1 Cup|
|Fluid Ounces||8 fl. oz.|
|Gallons||1 sixteenth of 1 gal.|
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.|
There are 16 Tablespoons to every 1 cup. This cooking conversions chart allows for easy conversion from Tablespoons to cups.
Cups to 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.|
Every 1 cup is about 128 grams for measuring dry ingredients such as flour. Use a kitchen scale for best results when measuring cups to grams.
Cups to Dry Ounces
|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.|
Follow the above chart to convert dry ingredients, not including bread flour, from cups to ounces. If you’re baking, make sure to use a kitchen scale to measure your ingredients accurately.
Cups to Fluid Ounces
|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.|
There are about 8 fluid ounces to every 1 cup when measuring wet ingredients such as chicken stock.
|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.|
It’s easier than it seems to convert sticks of butter to Tablespoons. Follow this chart for an easy way to measure how many Tablespoons, or cups, are in a stick of butter.
|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.|
For common baking measurements, follow this easy cooking measurement chart, which includes common ingredients you can find in most baking recipes.
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.
The metric system is thought to be the easiest measuring system to use for conversions because all numbers using this system are multiplied or divided by powers of 10. For example, 1000 milliliters is equal to 1 liter. However, the U.S. measurement system is common with recipes online, so it’s handy to have a cooking measurements chart to help with quick conversions.
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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