Baking Weights and Measures

baking weights and measures

Find baking weights and measures for help in your cooking and baking recipes. This page also includes metric measures and common cooking abbreviations and conversions. If it has been a while since you have done any baking, you will be back on track in no time after a brief review of the basics. You might also be interested in conversions for food equivalents.

Print this page out and tape it to the inside of a cupboard door. That way your cheat sheet is out of site, yet still handy enough to glance at when needed. This is a great baking weights and measures reference for those in your household who don’t do a lot of cooking or baking.

Cooking and Baking Abbreviations

teaspoon = tsp or t.
Tablespoon = Tbl. or Tbls. or T.
Ounce = oz.
cup = c. or C.

gram = g
kilogram = kg
milliliters = ml
liter = l

Baking Weights and Measures

U.S. Equivalents

Dash = 2-3 drops or less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon
6 teaspooms = 2 Tablespoons
2 Tablespoons = 1/8 cup
4 Tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5-1/3 Tablespoons = 1/3 cup (5 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup)
8 Tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 Tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 Tablespoons = 3/4 cup
16 Tablespoons = 1 cup
1/2 cup = 1 gill
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups = 1 quart
32 ounces = 1 quart
4 quarts= 1 gallon
8 quarts = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 oz. = 1 pound
32 oz. = 1 quart
1 oz. liquid = 2 Tablespoons
8 oz. liquid = 1 cup

Metric Equivalent Measures

3 teaspoons = 15 ml
4 tablespoons = 60 ml
5-1/3 tablespoons = 79 ml
8 tablespoons = 118 ml
16 tablespoons = 237 ml
1 fluid ounce = 30 ml
8 fluid ounces = 237 ml
16 fluid ounces = 473 ml
32 fluid ounces = 946 ml

1 cup butter or margarine = 237 ml = 1/2 pound = 237 g
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated = 237 ml = 1/4 pound = 114 g
1 cup eggs = 237 ml = 4-5 whole eggs or 8 egg whites or 12 egg yolks
1 cup all-purpose flour = 237 ml = 1/4 pound = 114 g
1 envelope of gelatin (unflavored) = 1/4 ounce or 7 g
1 envelope of gelatin (unflavored) = 1 tablespoon or 15 ml
1 cup lard or solid vegetable fat = 237 ml = 1/2 pound = 227 g
1 medium lemon (juice) = 1-1/2 fluid ounces (3 Tablespoons) = 45 ml
1 cup chopped nut meats = 237 ml = 1/4 pound = 114 g

Metric Dry and Liquid Measures

.035 ounces = 1 gram
1 ounce = 28.35 grams
1 pound = 453.59 grams or .45 kilograms
2.21 pounds = 1 kilogram
1 teaspoon = 4.9 ml
1 tablespoon = 14.8 ml
1/2 cup = 118.3 ml
1 cup = 237 ml
1.06 quarts = 1000 ml or 1 liter

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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