Cooking Measurement Conversions

I cook with both US and UK measurements and still find myself reaching for a chart at times!  Hope the below helps you too!

The charts offer equivalents for United States, metric, and Imperial (U.K.) measures. All conversions are approximate and most have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number. 

Dry/Weight Measurements

 
    Ounces Pounds Metric
1/16 teaspoon a dash      
1/8 teaspoon or less a pinch or 6 drops   . .5 ml
1/4 teaspoon 15 drops     1 ml
1/2 teaspoon 30 drops     2 ml
1 teaspoon 1/3 tablespoon 1/6 ounce   5 ml
3 teaspoons 1 tablespoon 1/2 ounce   14 grams
1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons 1/2 ounce   14 grams
2 tablespoons 1/8 cup 1 ounce   28 grams
4 tablespoons 1/4 cup 2 ounces   56.7 grams
5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon 1/3 cup 2.6 ounces   75.6 grams
8 tablespoons 1/2 cup 4 ounces 1/4 pound 113 grams
10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons 2/3 cup 5.2 ounces   151 grams
12 tablespoons 3/4 cup 6 ounces .375 pound 170 grams
16 tablespoons 1 cup 8 ounces .500 pound or 1/2 pound 225 grams
32 tablespoons 2 cups 16 ounces 1 pound 454 grams
64 tablespoons 4 cups or 1 quart 32 ounces 2 pounds 907 grams

 

Liquid or Volume Measurements

 
  Pint Quart Gallon U.S.
Fluid Ounce
U.S.
Tablespoon
Milliliters Liters U.K. Ounces
jigger or measure 1.5 3 45
1 cup 1/2 8 16 237 8.3
2 cups 1 16 32 473 0.473 19.2
4 cups 2 1 1/4 32 64 946 0.946 40

 

Conversions For Ingredients Commonly Used In Baking

 
Ingredients Ounces Grams
1 cup all-purpose flour 5 ounces 142 grams
1 cup whole wheat flour 8 1/2 ounces 156 grams
     
1 cup granulated (white) sugar 7 ounces 198 grams
1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar (light or dark) 7 ounces 198 grams
1 cup powdered (confectioners’) sugar 4 ounces 113 grams
     
1 cup cocoa powder 3 ounces 85 grams
     
Butter (salted or unsalted)    
4 tablespoons = 1/2 stick = 1/4 cup 2 ounces 57 grams
8 tablespoons = 1 stick = 1/2 cup 4 ounces 113 grams
16 tablespoons = 2 sticks = 1 cup 8 ounces 227 grams

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