# How many grams are in a cup

Experimenting while baking can be fun, but it can also go really wrong. In contrast to cooking, it is really important to weigh the ingredients for cakes, cookies, cupcakes or tarts. Otherwise there is a risk that the dough will not rise, the pastry will taste bitter, collapse when cooling or become rock hard. To avoid something like this as much as possible, you actually need kitchen scales - but cups and spoons also work for some recipes.

My recipes usually have very precise quantities. Nevertheless, it certainly doesn't hurt that I have put together a few hints and tips for baking recipes for you - especially if, like me, you like to try baking recipes from the USA and ask yourself things like: How can you convert cups into grams? How many grams is a cup of flour; what does tsp mean again; how many centimeters are 1 oz, how big is a 9 * 13 inch baking pan? But in some other recipes you might ask yourself whether you can also convert 100 ml of oil into grams, use grams instead of 5 tablespoons of flour or use the scales instead of measuring a cup of honey. By the way: If you want to convert baking pan sizes, i.e. the amount of ingredients for small or large forms, you can do this with our practical calculator. I have summarized how you can replace ingredients here.

### Quantities with spoons: How many grams is a tablespoon X?

What's in tablespoons of butter in grams? How to convert tablespoons of flour to grams? How many grams of honey correspond to one spoon? Here you will find rough information on converting spoons into grams - of course, it always depends on how big the spoons are and how much you pile the ingredients.

• 1 tbsp butter in grams (soft) = 10 g
• 1 tbsp butter in grams (solid) = 15 g
• 1 tbsp oil in grams = 10 g
• 1 tbsp ground hazelnuts in grams = 10 g
• 1 tbsp ground almonds in grams = 10 g
• 1 tbsp honey in grams = 20 g
• 1 tbsp cocoa in grams = 8 g
• 1 tbsp coconut flakes in grams = 5 g
• 1 tbsp oat flakes in grams = 8 g
• 1 tbsp yogurt in grams = 15 g
• 1 tbsp milk in grams = 15 g
• 1 tbsp cream cheese in grams = 20 g
• 1 tbsp flour in grams = 10 g
• 1 tbsp ground poppy seeds in grams = 10 g
• 1 tbsp powdered sugar in grams = 10 g
• 1 tbsp raisins in grams = 15 g
• 1 tbsp cornstarch in grams = 10 g
• 1 tbsp baking powder in grams = 8 g
• 1 tbsp sugar in grams = 15 g
• 1 tbsp water in grams = 15 g

### Quantities with cups / mugs (150 ml): How many grams are there in a cup of X?

How many grams are a cup of flour? How do you convert a cup of cocoa into grams? Baking recipes with cup information or cups instead of weight have the problem that cups are different sizes. Usually, however, a capacity of 150 ml is regarded as the standard. And with many cup cake recipes, it is especially important that you just use the same cup for all ingredients so that the ratio is right.

• 1 cup of liquids such as water, milk, buttermilk and juice = approx. 150 g
• 1 cup of honey in grams = 200 g
• 1 cup of maple syrup in grams = 190 g
• 1 cup of cocoa powder in grams = 80 g
• 1 cup of jam in grams = 200 g
• 1 cup of oat flakes in grams = 80 g
• 1 cup of coconut flakes in grams = 50 g
• 1 cup of ground nuts or almonds in grams = 70 g
• 1 cup of chopped nuts or almonds in grams = 90 g
• 1 cup of flour in grams = 100 g
• 1 cup of oil in grams = 120 g
• 1 cup of powdered sugar in grams = 80 g
• 1 cup of cornstarch in grams = 80 g
• 1 cup of sugar in grams = 130 g

### Different egg sizes: How many grams is an egg of size X?

How much does an egg weigh? I actually always take some eggs - mostly M - but maybe one of you is interested in which egg weight classes are officially available 😉

• Small = less than 53 g
• Medium = 53 to 62 g
• Large = 63 to less than 72 g
• Extra large = at least 73 g

### Cup information for recipes from the USA: How many grams is there in a cup X?

How many grams are in 1 cup of oatmeal? How do you convert a cup of chocolate chips into grams? Here are some tips to help you re-bake American baking recipes:

• 1 cup in grams (general & water) = 240 ml or g
• 1 cup of flour in grams (flour) = 125 grams
• 1 cup of cornstarch in grams = 130 grams
• 1 cup of sugar in grams (sugar) = 200 grams
• 1 cup of powdered sugar in grams (icing sugar) = 120 grams
• 1 cup of brown sugar in grams (brown sugar) = 180 grams
• 1 cup of butter in grams (butter) = 225 grams
• 1 stick of butter in grams (butter) = 1/2 cup = 115 grams
• 1 cup of oil in grams (oil) = 200 grams
• 1 cup of cocoa in grams (baking cacao) = 120 grams
• 1 cup of nuts in grams (nuts) = 130 grams
• 1 cup of ground nuts in grams = 120 grams
• 1 cup of chopped nuts in grams = 150 grams
• 1 cup of peanut butter in grams (peanut butter) or almond butter in grams (almond butter) = 240 grams
• 1 cup of oatmeal in grams (oats) = 80 grams
• 1 cup of yogurt in grams (yogurt) = approx. 240 grams
• 1 cup of milk in grams (milk) = 240 grams
• 1 cup of honey in grams (honey) = 340 grams
• 1 cup of maple syrup in grams (maple syrup) = 310 grams
• 1 cup of chocolate chips in grams = 170 grams

To save yourself having to convert cup information, tablespoons and teaspoons, you can also buy suitable measuring cups or measuring spoons with different units. This is especially worthwhile for fans of American baking recipes. My tips:

### Baking abbreviations and terms: What does tsp, oz, inch or lb mean?

• 1 tsp = 1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon
• 1 tbs = 1 tablespoon = 1 tbsp = 1 tablespoon
• 1 c = 1 cup = 1 cup / mug (see above)
• 1 oz in grams = 1 ounce = just under 30 grams
• 1 lb in grams = 1 pound = a good 430 grams
• 1 inch to centimeter = 1 inch = 2.5 centimeters

Many American baking recipes use a 9 * 13 inch form, which roughly corresponds to 23 * 33 centimeters. I often use my square 25 * 25 cm shape for this. Another option is to finally buy a new baking pan again - with a suitable unit of measurement 😉 My tips for baking pans:

### Baking temperatures: How many degrees Celsius are X degrees Fahrenheit?

Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius is a bit tricky, so just a few common examples

• 250 ° F = 120 ° C = gas mark 1/2
• 275 ° F = 135 ° C = gas mark 1
• 300 ° F = 150 ° C = gas mark 2
• 325 ° F = 160 ° C = gas mark 3
• 350 ° F = 175 ° C = gas mark 4
• 375 ° F = 190 ° C = gas mark 5
• 400 ° F = 205 ° C = gas mark 6
• 425 ° F = 220 ° C = gas mark 7
• 450 ° F = 230 ° C = gas mark 8
• 475 ° F = 245 ° C = gas mark 9
• 500 ° F = 260 ° C = gas mark 10