This handy cookery conversion calculator will convert your cooking and baking ingredients from grams to cups or from cups to grams. The most common ingredients such as flours, fats and sugars have been included as well as seeds, oats and pasta.
Convert grams to cups
It is so frustrating to find a fabulous recipe, only to find the ingredients are listed in grams, when you prefer to measure your ingredients in cups. I’m often seeing comments on recipes in various Facebook recipe sharing groups along the lines of ‘Oh I’d love to make this recipe, but I don’t know how to convert grams to cups’.
So to make life a little bit easier, I’ve put together this handy calculator that allows you to convert from grams to cups, from cups to grams, from cups to ounces, and even from millilitres to tablespoons.
| Amount to convert |
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How to use the calculator
I think the most common conversion is from grams to cups, as we convert between US and English recipes, but I know my South African readers would want to convert their recipes into millilitres.
- Enter the amount you want to convert from into the 'Amount to convert' field - this must be a number. For example, to convert 100 grams of flour, enter 100, or to convert 1/2 cup of flour, enter .5
- Select the unit to convert from - this is the measurement in the original recipe. For example if the original recipe states 100 grams, select 'Grams' from the dropdown list. You can select from Grams, US cups, Metric cups, Ounces, Millilitres or Tablespoons.
- Select an ingredient -Select the ingredient you want from the drop down list. To make it easy to find the ingredient you are looking for, I have listed them alphabetically. Alternatively, enter a letter and the list will display the first ingredient starting with that letter. There is a comprehensive list of ingredients to select from and I will be adding more ingredients periodically.
- Press the convert button - the conversions will be displayed in the table below the calculator. You can convert anything between grams, US cups, Metric cups, ounces, millilitres and tablespoons.
If the results of the cup conversions do not work out to whole cups, the results will show as cups + tablespoons.
If there is a particular ingredient you want, that isn't in the list, please let me know (you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, or just request in the comments below) and I will add it for you
Depending on where you live in the world, a cup size can differ. In the US, the standard cup size is 240 ml. The rest of the western world uses the metric cup size which is 250 ml. Because there is such a small difference between US and metric cups (10 ml - or 2 teaspoons), it shouldn't make too much difference to your recipe if you use either cup. Just use the same measuring cup for all ingredients in your recipe.
With the exception of the metric cup measurements, all the calculations are based on the US cups.
The calculations for ounces are for weight , not volume. Fluid ounces are not included.
A measuring scale is more accurate
To be perfectly honest, I find I get a more accurate result if I use my measuring scales rather than measuring cups.
There is a reason for this. The weight of ingredients in a cup can vary depending on a number of factors:
- how tightly packed the cup is.
- whether the flour has been sifted before being packed into the cup.
- how evenly the top of the cup has been levelled.
As you can see from the pictures below there is a 20 gram difference between 2 cups of flour. The first has been scooped and levelled and the second has been packed slightly before being levelled. If you were to pack the flour even more firmly in the cup, the weight would go up even more.
You will also get different results for ingredients that have to be chopped, eg nuts, as the amount you will get in the cup will vary depending on how small the nuts have been chopped.
My advice to you would be invest in an electronic scale and get perfect results every time.
Here are a few standard conversions that you may find useful.
Convert US cups to tablespoons
1 tablespoon = 1/16th cup - there are 16 tablespoons in one cup
|1 cup||16 tablespoons|
|15/16 cup||3/4 cup + 3 tablespoon|
|7/8 cup||3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon|
|13/16 cup||3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon|
|3/4 cup||12 tablespoons|
|11/16 cup||1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons|
|5/8 cup||1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons|
|9/16 cup||1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon|
|1/2 cup||8 tablespoons|
|7/16 cup||1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons|
|3/8 cup||1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons|
|5/16 cup||1/4 cup + 1 tablespoons|
|1/4 cup||4 tablespoons|
|3/16 cup||3 tablespoons|
|1/8 cup||2 tablespoons|
|1/16 cup||1 tablespoon|
Convert Grams to Ounces
These amount are rounded to the most sensible result.
|10 grams||0.25 ounces|
|20 grams||0.75 ounces|
|30 grams||1 ounce|
|50 grams||1 3/4 ounces|
|75 grams||2 3/4 ounces|
|100 grams||3 1/2 ounces|
|150 grams||5 1/4 ounces|
|200 grams||7 ounces|
|225 grams||8 ounces|
Convert US cups to Millilitres and Metric cups
There is not much difference between a US cup and a Metric cup, and as long as you stick to the same cup for your recipe there should not be any noticable difference in the outcome.
- 1 US cup =16 tablespoons / 240 ml / 0.95 metric cups
- 1 metric cup = 16.6 tablespoons / 250 ml / 1.06 US cups
|US Cup||Metric Cup||Millilitres|
- 1 teaspoon = 5 millilitres
- 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
- 1 tablespoon = 15 millilitres
- 1 pound = 16 ounces
- 1 ounce = 28.35 grams
- 1 gram = 0.035274 ounces
- 2 cups = 1 pint
- 1 stick butter (US) = 113 grams (or 4 ounces)
Ingredients used in calculator
Different ingredients have different weights. By volume, 1 cup of sugar is heavier than 1 cup of flour. This has been taken into consideration in the calculations.
I've included the most common ingredients in the dropdown list. If there are any you would like added, just leave me a comment and I'll be more than happy to update the calculator for you.
While I have made every effort to get these measures accurate. If you feel that I have made a mistake, please let me know so that I can correct it.
Calculations have been based on the number of grams in a standard US Cup (240 ml) .
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