Do you have a recipe that shows the measurement in grams, but you only have a set of measuring cups? No problem. Just use this handy cookery conversion calculator to easily convert your recipes from grams to cups, or any other measurement
Easily convert from grams to cups
We all know how frustrating it is to read through a recipe, only to find the ingredients are listed in grams, when you prefer measuring your ingredients in cups, and vice versa. 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 from grams to cups’.
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 reader prefer to measure their ingredients in millilitres.
So to make life a little bit easier, I’ve put together this handy calculator that allows you to convert ingredients between grams, cups, ounces, millilitres and tablespoons.
Calculate your measurements
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How to use the calculator
The calculator is very easy to use.
- 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 - there is a comprehensive list of ingredients to select from. Just select the one you want from the drop down list. The ingredients have been listed alphabetically to make it easy to find what you are looking for. I will be adding more ingredients periodically.
- Press the convert button - the conversions will be displayed in a table below the calculator. Each conversion will display as Grams / US Cups / Ounces / Metric Cups / Millilitres and Tablespoons.
In addition, if results of the cup conversions do not work out to whole cups, the results will show 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 [email protected], or just request in the comments below) and I will add it for you
With the exception of the metric cup measurements, all the calculations are based on the US cups. 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.
The calculations for ounces are for weight , not volume. Fluid ounces are not included.
Here are a few standard conversions that you may find useful.
- 1 US cup =16 tablespoons / 240 ml / 0.95 metric cups
- 1 metric cup = 16.6 tablespoons / 250 ml / 1.06 US cups
- 1 teaspoon = 5 millilitres
- 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
- 1 tablespoon = 15 millilitres
- 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
- 1 pound = 16 ounces
- 1 ounce = 28.35 grams
- 1 gram = 0.035274 ounces
- 2 cups = 1 pint
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 update the calculator for you.
Calculations have been based on the number of grams in a standard US Cup (240 ml) . The following table shows the grams that I have used for the different ingredients in the calculator.
|120||Self-raising flour / Plain or all purpose flour / cake flour / wholemeal flour / cornflour|
|200||Caster Sugar / Granulated Sugar|
|100||Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar|
|340||Maple Syrup / Runny Honey / Golden Syrup / Black Treacle|
|225||Butter / Margarine|
|200||Pearl Barley / Lentils|
|255||Milk / Single Cream / Double Cream / Heavy Cream / Whipping Cream / Half-and-half / Buttermilk|
|210||Popcorn kernels (unpopped)|
|150||Raisins / Sultanas|
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.
And if there are any ingredients that you would like added, I'd be more than happy to do it for you.
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