*Easily convert between grams, cups, ounces and millilitres for many popular baking ingredients including flour, sugar, butter and many more.*

## The Calculator

NOTE - A tablespoon in these conversions is 15ml (the standard size in the UK/US). A cup is assumed to be 240ml.

For more information about how to use this calculator and how the conversions have been derived, please have a read of everything below...

- About this calculator
- How to fill a cup for baking?
- Are you best using scales or cups for baking? - it's scales and I've got a big list to explain why
- What is a scant cup?
- How are the measurements in the calculator rounded?
- Conversion tables
## Select Ingredient

- Water
- Sugar - Caster, Granulated, Icing, Powdered, Confectioners, Brown
- Flour - Plain, All-purpose, Self-raising, Spelt, Wholemeal
- Fats & Oils - Butter, Margarine, Vegetable oil
- Milk & Cream
- Cocoa Powder

## About this calculator

Isn't it annoying when you find a recipe in US cups, and you only have scales or vice versa?

Well, I now have the solution... my Interactive Grams to Cups / Cups to Grams Calculator.

I've called it "grams to cups / cups to grams" as they're the conversions I get asked for most often, but actually, it can convert between grams, cups, ounces or millilitres for many common baking ingredients. So you can go from grams to cups, or cups to grams, from cups to millilitres or grams to ounces to your heart's content.

Simply select your ingredient, what you'd like to convert from and to and enter the amount, and it'll tell you exactly what you need.

The ingredients currently included in the calculator are:

**Water****Sugars & Sweeteners**- Caster Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Icing/Powdered Sugar, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Runny Honey, Golden Syrup and Black Treacle**Flours -**Self-Raising Flour, Plain Flour, Spelt Flour, Wholemeal Flour and Cornflour**Fats & Oils -**Butter, Margarine and Vegetable Oil**Nuts & Seeds -**Ground Almonds, Chia Seeds and Linseeds/Flax Seeds**Milk & Cream -**Milk, Single Cream, Double Cream, Half-and-half, Whipping Cream, Heavy Cream, Buttermilk**Other Ingredients**- Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Chips, Mini Marshmallows, Popping Corn, Raisins, Cream Cheese, Desiccated Coconut, Pudding Rice, Nutella, Custard and Skimmed Milk Powder

I'll be adding new ingredients all the time. If there's one missing that you'd love to see here then do let me know in the comments.

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## How to fill a cup for baking

I asked my followers on social media about how they fill cups. The majority scoop ingredients such as flour or sugar out of the bag and then level the top, so that's the approach I've taken when measuring similar ingredients for my calculator. I also like to give the bag a little squeeze beforehand to break up any lumps.

Many conversion charts give 1 cup of flour as 120g. However, I've found the only way I can get it that low is to sift the flour and then use a spoon to fill the cup with the sifted flour. I don't know about you, but I prefer to sift flour after it's been measured, not before. So in my conversions, you'll find a cup of flour weighs more as it reflects how I fill a cup.

For ingredients in smaller packets, I pour them into the cup straight from the bag and level the top.

For soft ingredients such as butter or cream cheese, I push them into the cup with the back of a spoon to ensure any gaps are filled and then level the top.

## Are you best using scales or cups for baking?

In baking accuracy is important, so for my baking recipes I recommend always using grams if you can.

There are several reasons I'd recommend using weighed ingredients rather than cups:

**The conversion varies depending on how you fill your cup**

When I was working out all of the conversions for this calculator, I found that how I filled a cup could significantly impact the amount of an ingredient I could fit in.

In the image below both cups appear to be full of flour. However, the one on the right weighs over 40% more than the one on the left, as I packed the flour in as tightly as possible.

**A cup isn't always a cup**

The official size of a US cup is 236.588ml, but most cups available to buy in the shops assume it to be 240ml for simplicity (this is what I've assumed in my calculator). However, there are some cup manufacturers sell cups that are 250ml (but keep a ½ cup at 120ml!).

This isn't a huge problem as long as you know which you own. A bigger problem is that not all cups sold are hugely accurate.

I own two sets of measuring cups, and neither holds the amount they're supposed to. In one set my ¼ cup holds 65ml (it should be 60ml), yet the full cup only holds 225ml when it should be 240ml (don't worry I've adjusted everything here to ensure it's accurate for a correctly-sized cup).

**Some ingredients can be tricky to get into the cup**

If you've got a recipe such as scones or shortcrust pastry that need cold butter straight from the fridge, how do you get it into the cup to measure it?

**Not everything fits nicely in a cup**

Imagine measuring walnuts. If you put them into a cup whole, you're going to fit in a lot less than if you finely chop them before adding them to the cup.

**You got the ingredient into the cup, but how do you get it back out again?**

There are also some ingredients such as Nutella or Black Treacle that are tricky to remove from the cup after filling. It's unlikely that you'll get everything out that you put in so you may well end up adding less to your mixture than the recipe calls for.

**Do you really want to be washing up mid-baking?**

Many sets of scales have a tare button which allows you to rest the scales to 0 so you can keep measuring more ingredients into one bowl. The is great as it means you can pour in everything you need for your mixture without getting lots of extra measuring utensils dirty.

Imagine you've got a recipe that calls for a cup of butter, flour, maple syrup and Nutella (not too sure what you'd be making!). To get an accurate measurement, you'll need to either own lots of cups or wash the cup up between each ingredient before you can measure the next one.

## What is a scant cup?

A scant cup is just under a cup. As measurements go it's a bit vague! Similarly, the amount you can fit into a heaped cup can vary significantly depending on the shape of the cup. I therefore don't use either of these descriptions in my recipes (it's a flat cup, tablespoon or teaspoon for me).

## How are the measurements in the calculator rounded?

To keep the conversions to amounts that can be easily measured in the kitchen I've rounded...

- Grams to the nearest gram
- Millilitres to the nearest millilitre
- Ounces to the nearest ¼ ounce
- Cups to the nearest
- ¼ teaspoon (for under 1 teaspoon)
- Teaspoon for under ¼ cup
- Tablespoon for over ¼ cup

## Conversion tables

In addition to the main calculator, I thought it would be helpful to provide conversion tables for a selection of the most popular ingredients.

## Water

WATER - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | 3 tbsp + 1 tsp |

100g | ¼ cup + 3 tbsp |

200g | ¾ cup + 1 tbsp |

250g | 1 cup + 1 tbsp |

300g | 1¼ cups |

400g | 1½ cups + 3 tbsp |

500g | 2 cups + 1 tbsp |

WATER - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 5g |

1 tbsp | 15g |

¼ cup | 60g |

⅓ cup | 80g |

½ cup | 120g |

1 cup | 240g |

## Sugar

### Caster sugar

CASTER SUGAR - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | ¼ cup |

100g | ½ cup |

200g | 1 cup |

250g | 1¼ cups |

300g | 1½ cups |

400g | 2 cups |

500g | 2½ cups |

CASTER SUGAR - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 4g |

1 tbsp | 13g |

¼ cup | 51g |

⅓ cup | 67g |

½ cup | 101g |

1 cup | 202g |

### Granulated Sugar

GRANUALTED SUGAR - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | 3 tbsp + 2 tsp |

100g | ¼ cup + 3 tbsp |

200g | ¾ cup + 3 tbsp |

250g | 1 cup + 3 tbsp |

300g | 1½ cups + 2 tbsp |

400g | 1¾ cups + 2 tbsp |

500g | 2¼ cups + 1 tbsp |

GRANULATED SUGAR - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 4g |

1 tbsp | 13g |

¼ cup | 54g |

⅓ cup | 72g |

½ cup | 108g |

1 cup | 215g |

### Icing / powdered / confectioners sugar

ICING / POWDERED/ CONFECTIONERS SUGAR - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
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Grams | Cups |

50g | ¼ cup + 1 tbsp |

100g | ½ cup + 3 tbsp |

200g | 1¼ cups + 2 tbsp |

250g | 1½ cups + 3 tbsp |

300g | 2 cups + 1 tbsp |

400g | 2¾ cups |

500g | 3¼ cups + 3 tbsp |

ICING / POWDERED / CONFECTIONERS SUGAR - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 3g |

1 tbsp | 9g |

¼ cup | 37g |

⅓ cup | 49g |

½ cup | 73g |

1 cup | 146g |

### Brown sugar (packed)

BROWN SUGAR (PACKED) - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | ¼ cup |

100g | ½ cup |

200g | 1 cup |

250g | 1¼ cups |

300g | 1½ cups |

400g | 2 cups |

500g | 2¼ cups + 3 tbsp |

BROWN SUGAR (PACKED) - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 4g |

1 tbsp | 13g |

¼ cup | 51g |

⅓ cup | 68g |

½ cup | 102g |

1 cup | 203g |

## Flour

### White flour - plain, all-purpose, self-raising, spelt

WHITE FLOUR - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
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Grams | Cups |

50g | ¼ cup + 1 tbsp |

100g | ½ cup + 2 tbsp |

200g | 1¼ cups |

250g | 1½ cups + 1 tbsp |

300g | 1¾ cups + 2 tbsp |

400g | 2½ cups |

500g | 3 cups + 2 tbsp |

WHITE FLOUR - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 3g |

1 tbsp | 10g |

¼ cup | 40g |

⅓ cup | 54g |

½ cup | 81g |

1 cup | 161g |

### Wholemeal / brown flour

BROWN FLOUR - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | ¼ cup + 1 tbsp |

100g | ½ cup + 2 tbsp |

200g | 1¼ cup + 1 tbsp |

250g | 1½ cup + 2 tbsp |

300g | 1¾ cups + 3 tbsp |

400g | 2½ cups + 1 tbsp |

500g | 3¼ cups |

BROWN FLOUR - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 3g |

1 tbsp | 10g |

¼ cup | 39g |

⅓ cup | 52g |

½ cup | 78g |

1 cup | 155g |

## Cornflour (UK) / cornstarch (US)

CORNFLOUR / CORNSTARCH - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | ¼ cup + 3 tbsp |

100g | ¾ cup + 1 tbsp |

200g | 1½ cups + 2 tbsp |

250g | 2 cups + 1 tbsp |

300g | 2¼ cups + 3 tbsp |

400g | 3¼ cups |

500g | 4 cups + 2 tbsp |

CORNFLOUR / CORNSTARCH - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 3g |

1 tbsp | 8g |

¼ cup | 31g |

⅓ cup | 41g |

½ cup | 61g |

1 cup | 122g |

## Fats and oils

### Butter / margarine

BUTTER / MARGARINE - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | 3 tbsp + 2 tsp |

100g | ¼ cup + 3 tbsp |

200g | ¾ cup + 2 tbsp |

250g | 1 cup + 2 tbsp |

300g | 1¼ cups + 2 tbsp |

400g | 1¾ cups + 1 tbsp |

500g | 2¼ cups |

BUTTER / MARGARINE - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 5g |

1 tbsp | 14g |

¼ cup | 56g |

⅓ cup | 74g |

½ cup | 111g |

1 cup | 222g |

## How much does a stick of butter weigh?

I've seen many recipes from the US calling for a stick of butter, but just how much butter do you actually get in a stick?

A stick of butter = 113g = 4oz = ½ cup

### Vegetable oil

OIL - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | 3 tbsp + 2 tsp |

100g | ¼ cup + 3 tbsp |

200g | ¾ cup + 3 tbsp |

250g | 1 cup + 3 tbsp |

300g | 1¼ cups + 2 tbsp |

400g | 1¾ cups + 2 tbsp |

500g | 2¼ cups + 1 tbsp |

OIL - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 4g |

1 tbsp | 13g |

¼ cup | 54g |

⅓ cup | 71g |

½ cup | 107g |

1 cup | 214g |

## Milk / Cream

MILK / CREAM - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | 3 tbsp |

100g | ¼ cup + 2 tbsp |

200g | ¾ cup + 1 tbsp |

250g | 1 cup |

300g | 1 cup + 3 tbsp |

400g | 1½ cups + 1 tbsp |

500g | 1¾ cups + 3 tbsp |

MILK / CREAM - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 5g |

1 tbsp | 16g |

¼ cup | 64g |

⅓ cup | 85g |

½ cup | 128g |

1 cup | 255g |

## Cocoa Powder

COCOA POWDER - GRAMS TO CUPS | |
---|---|

Grams | Cups |

50g | ¼ cup + 3 tbsp |

100g | ¾ cup + 2 tbsp |

200g | 1¾ cups + 1 tbsp |

250g | 2¼ cups |

300g | 2½ cups + 3 tbsp |

400g | 3½ cups + 2 tbsp |

500g | 4½ cups |

COCOA POWDER - CUPS TO GRAMS | |
---|---|

Cups | Grams |

1 tsp | 2g |

1 tbsp | 7g |

¼ cup | 28g |

⅓ cup | 37g |

½ cup | 56g |

1 cup | 111g |

Charmaine B Peterson says

Could you please add the KRUSTEAZ Waffle ‘just add water’ Mix to convert from grams to cups?

Charlotte Oates says

Unfortunately not as I’m in the UK and I can’t see anywhere to get hold of some to weigh – sorry

Marti says

Can you add categories for fruits, nuts, veggies, etc?

Mary Harris says

Can you add bread flour please?

Jan says

Thank you for your expertise with the cup/gram conversions. Since you are open to requests, I would like to request fruit conversions, e.g., tomatoes, pears, apples, etc.

Chilaka says

Hi. This calculator is so helpful. Please can you include converting from maybe ounces to spoons. Thank you!

Sarah says

Breadcrumbs and potatoes, parmesan cheese, please

Carol says

Please add almond flour, coconut flour ans Swerve. Thx!

Nicole Whelan says

OMG what a fabulous find. As a holiday ING Australian in America trying to make an English recipe without scales… you can imagine. I googled and found your page. What an amazing discovery. I’ve saved the page for future use. THANK YOU. Have you considered turning your information into an App. I’d pay for it.

Charlotte Oates says

I have, but I wasn’t sure if people would pay for it. Maybe I should get on with it 🙂

Pauline Fillery says

I really think you should. This is the best converter I’ve found – and then you casually mention how much a stick of butter weighs! Thank you so much for that alone. ❤️

Maureen says

How does the oven temperature, equate to gas numbers

Charlotte Oates says

Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve added it to my list to add in future.

vicki says

I would like baking soda and citric acid added to the calculator please

Charlotte Oates says

I’ve added them to my list

Tas says

Can you add cornstarch, cake flour, salt, whipping cream and unsalted butter please

Jessica says

Thank you for this! I’ve been finding more & more that recipes are using metric, I have a scale but am still getting use to do it this way. Personally I’ve found that if I scoop flour from the container and then tap across the top of the measuring cup with the back of a spatula/knife I get the air pockets out and then fill it & level it.

Abby g says

Would cake flower be any different to the oter ones

Charlotte Oates says

I would have thought it would be the same but I can’t be 100% sure as I’m in the UK and we don’t have cake flour easily available here for me to check.

Molly says

Hey thanks for the calculator it’s helped a lot. But one small request/suggestion, could you maybe add a place for you to see your history because I often forget to write the calculations down before I do another one.

Charlotte Oates says

I’ll add it to my list to look at, but I code everything for the calculator myself and I have a funny feeling it’ll be quite tricky so I can’t make any promises.

Sara Clara Mie says

Would it be possible to do ground meat, such as pork? Thanks for this calculator, I’m looking forward to using it.

Charlotte Oates says

I’ll add it to my list

Lilia Reitan says

Very useful, but I didn’t see any conversion for rice. I have a recipe that calls 150 grams of rice.

Charlotte Oates says

I’ll add it next time I do an update. I’ve just check Basmati Rice and 150g of uncooked rice is just under 3/4 of a cup.

Regina Recano says

Very helpful could you add Sourdough Starter to the list of grams to cups

Charlotte Oates says

That’ll take me a bit of work, but I’ll try my best.

Zahra says

Thank u so much . I am a 11 year old girl and i had a passion for baking since i was six years old. I used to bake cupcakes with my mom when i was little and now i am starting to experiment with new recipes . This helped me a lot .

Charlotte Oates says

I’m glad you found it useful. Enjoy your baking.

Shelly says

I just wanted to say thank you so much, Charlotte! This saved me so much time, headache and stress. Happy holidays!

Joi de Vivre says

Would like to see coconut flour or almond flour, tapioca flour, etc.

Charlotte Oates says

Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll add them to my list.

Joe Devine says

275 / 2.5 cups soda bread flour

Is this correct?

Charlotte Oates says

Do you mean plain flour? For 275g I would use 1.5 cups + 3 tbsp. Flour measurements can vary quite significantly depending on how you fill your cup, so please read the description below the calculator to see the assumptions I made/the way I fill mine.

Joe Devine says

Charolette, thanks very much for your response. I know that there are differences between sifted flour and sugar in a scoop. Flour = 2lbs vs Sugar = 4 lbs, generally ! But which measurement do you use, 275 / 2.5 cups bread flour? Can one assume that the smaller the quantities, they should be sifted?

Charlotte Oates says

I would go with whatever measurement comes first as I’d assume that that’s the measurement the recipe creator actually used (and then added conversions to be helpful), so if it’s written as 275g/2.5 cups I’d go with the grams. If you want to use cups then based on that conversion I’d say the flour has been sifted.

cristina says

Thank you very much, it’s Ideal !!! I am from Spain and here we work with grams and sometimes I discard trying new recipes because they are in cups. Now I will be able to do whatever I like.

Thank you very much.