Weight Conversions

Chai Spice MixBeing from the U.S, I’m sad to say that I don’t know the Metric system. Not even a little bit. I truly believe that we should all use the same system, or we should learn both systems in school. Alas, neither is true, so I have created this page. Recently, I have in fact been adding weight measures to my recipes. However, many of my older recipes (anything before August 2011) do not have any weight measures.

All of my measurements can be converted to weight and metric weights here. It took a lot of research for me to find each of these measurements. However, grams and milliliters are much more accurate than ounces and cups. This can cause discrepancies in “standard” conversions. However, these discrepancies are only a few grams or milliliters one way or the other, so it isn’t anything to be concerned about. Furthermore, I measure everything in cups and ounces, which is less accurate, so you can count on being accurate if you’re using the metric system. If I do have a major error on this page, please contact me and help me out. I’ll replace the wrong measurement with the right one right away.

I hope that this is helpful for both my U.S. and my International readers. If you don’t see an ingredient here, please let me know and I will add it, if possible. If all else fails, I have a scale that offers weights in ounces and grams, and I can give an answer based on that.

xo,

Darla

Measurement Conversions

3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon
4 Tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 Tablespoons = scant 1/3 cup

Flours

All-purpose: 1 cup = 4.5 ounces = 127 grams
Bread: 1 cup = 4 ounces = 127 grams
Cake: 1 cup = 4.25 ounces = 120 grams
Whole wheat: 1 cup = 4.6 ounces = 131 grams

Sugars

Granulated: 1 cup = 7 ounces = 200 grams
Brown sugar: 1 cup = 9 ounces = 255 grams
Confectioners': 1 cup = 4 ounces = 125 grams
Extra Fine/Caster/Icing: 1 cup = 8 ounces = 225 grams

Butter: 1/2 cup (1 stick) = 4 ounces = 113 grams

Cocoa Powder: 1 cup = 3.5 ounces = 100 grams

Liquid Measures

1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 tablespoon: 1/2 ounce = 15 ml
1 cup: 8 ounces = 250 ml
1 pint (2 cups): 16 ounces = 450 ml
1 quart (4 cups): 32 ounces = 1 L
1 gallon (4 quarts): 16 cups = 128 ounces = 4 L

Miscellaneous

1/4 cup chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips = about 1.6 ounces = about 50 grams
1/4 mini chocolate chips = about 45 grams

Temperatures

225F = 105C
250F = 120C
275F = 130C
300F = 150C
325F = 165C
350F = 180C
375F = 190C
400F = 200C
425F = 220C
450F = 230C
475F = 245C
500F = 260C

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