How Many Grams In a Cup

Measuring Cups and Spoons

How many grams in a cup seems to be an eternal problematic question! I was not educated in the metric system and I have a heck of a time trying to memorize these conversions.

Volume vs. measurement is basically what we are talking about. In the US we know what a cup and a TBS are. We simply buy the measuring cups and spoons and we are done with it.

However, the rest of the world doesn’t work this way. Well at least I think the rest of the world . . .he he. Bakers in other countries measure their ingredients in grams and milliliters and they express great frustration when they see one of my baking recipes in cups and tablespoons.

I have two cooking channels on You Tube. One is in English and the other is in Spanish and most of my Spanish speaking viewers get frustrated with me when I measure things in cups.

So, I decided to write this post in an effort to answer the how many grams in a cup mystery!

Naturally, you will find that some things have more volume than others when you are weighing them. Butter, for example, is heavier than flour. So it is a mistake to think that everything converts equally. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you are off by a few grams it is really not a big deal. So if you have 125 grams instead of 128 grams for a cup of flour you will be alright. There really is not all that much flour in a gram.

Having said that, it is important to know that baking is a more exact process than cooking so don’t go crazy. Stay as close to the measurement as you can.

Let’s start by agreeing that 1 ounce = 28.34 grams (see that is a lot of grams for a little measly ounce), in case you want to do your own math and convert these things to ounces as well!

I hope these conversions help you out!

Butter:
1 cup = 227 grams
1/4 cup = 57 grams
1/3 cup = 76 grams
1/2 cup = 113 grams

All-Purpose Flour and Confectioners’ Sugar
1/8 cup (2 Tablespoons)= 16 grams
1/4 cup = 32 grams
1/3 cup = 43 grams
1/2 cup = 64 grams
2/3 cup = 85 grams
3/4 cup = 96 grams
1 cup = 128 grams

White Sugar (Granulated)
2 Tbsp = 25 grams
1/4 cup = 50 grams
1/3 cup = 67 grams
1/2 cup = 100 grams
2/3 cup = 134 grams
3/4 cup = 150 grams
1 cup = 200 grams

Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 cup = 55 grams
1/3 cup = 73 grams
1/2 cup = 110 grams
1 cup = 220 grams

Honey & Molasses
1/4 cups = 85 grams
1/3 cups = 113 grams
1/2 cups = 170 grams
2/3 cups = 227 grams
3/4 cups = 255 grams
1 cup = 340 grams

Tablespoons & Teaspoons
1 Tablespoon = 0.5 fluid oz or 14.79 ml
3 tsp = 1 Tablespoon
4 Tablespoons = 1/4 cup
16 Tablespoons = 1 cup

Print the Coversion Chart Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

6 Comments

  • January 23, 2014

    Jen

    Omg I can’t tell you how much this helps me! I really needed it, thanks!

  • January 23, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Jen!
    I am so happy this helps! Yay! Thanks for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • January 22, 2015

    Abdul S.K.moughrabi

    Hi again;

    Could you please email me those measurements, they are really of a great help,
    to post on my fridges upper door.

    thanks a lot to you.

  • February 15, 2015

    Ramesh Bhatt

    I need a cake recipe,
    Sshimple dessert
    Thanks
    rameshbhatt

  • February 15, 2015

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Ramesh!
    Try this one – http://thefrugalchef.com/2013/01/apple-cake-recipe/ It is easy and very, very good. Thanks!
    Mary Ann

  • August 5, 2016

    mary

    how many cups of icing sugar in 280g

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