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Commonly Used Measurements & Equivalents

How many tablespoons are in a cup? Now you know.

1/2 teaspoon


=  30 drops

1 teaspoon


=  1/3 tablespoon or 60 drops

3 teaspoons


=  1 tablespoon or 1/2 fluid ounce

1/2 tablespoon

 
=  1 1/2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon


=  3 teaspoons or 1/2 fluid ounce

2 tablespoons

 
=  1/8 cup or 1 fluid ounce

3 tablespoons


 
=  1 1/2 fluid ounce or 1 jigger

4 tablespoons


=  1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces

5 1/3 tablespoons


 =  1/3 cup or 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

8 tablespoons


=  1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces

10 2/3 tablespoons


=  2/3 cup or 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

12 tablespoons


=  3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces

16 tablespoons


=  1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or 1/2 pint

1/8 cup


=  2 tablespoons or 1 fluid ounce

1/4 cup


=  4 tablespoons or 2 fluid ounces

1/3 cup


=  5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

3/8 cup


=  1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

1/2 cup


=  8 tablespoons or 4 fluid ounces

2/3 cup


=  10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

5/8 cup


=  1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons

3/4 cup


=  12 tablespoons or 6 fluid ounces

7/8 cup


=  3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

1 cup


=  16 tablespoons or 1/2 pint or 8 fluid ounces

2 cups


=  1 pint or 16 fluid ounces

1 pint


=  2 cups or 16 fluid ounces

1 quart


=  2 pints or 4 cups or 32 fluid ounces

1 gallon


=  4 quarts or 8 pints or 16 cups or 128 fluid ounces

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Kris 
Jan. 15, 2010 12:43 pm
I'm out of BAKING SODA for corn bread - do I really need it?? Or is there a substitute? duh
 
Kris 
Jan. 15, 2010 12:44 pm
How many cups of shredded turkey equals 2 turkey breat halves? for a recipe from "allrecipes".
 
scottie1956 
Jan. 16, 2010 9:23 am
anyone have a recipe for a bread that can only use whole grains, vegetables and/or fruits.
 
Claudanne 
Jan. 30, 2010 6:36 am
My question has to do with Key Lime Cake 111. Is this calling for 1 and 2/3 or is it just 2/3.
 
Feb. 21, 2010 2:10 pm
I'm lookong for a recipe for cherry cheese pie. I used to make it years ago but can't find the recipe and no longer remember all ingredients. Thanks
 
welmary08 
Feb. 25, 2010 6:59 am
Can you substitute cocoa powder for solid chocolate in recipes? Would you add some sort of fat as well?
 
Dotty 
Mar. 5, 2010 7:48 am
Am looking for a biscotti recipe that uses olive oil rather than butter
 
Mar. 20, 2010 11:52 pm
Does anyone know the capacity in quarts, cups or ounces for a 12x10x2-1/2baking dish?
 
babygirl 
Apr. 22, 2010 1:53 pm
What is more a cup or pint
 
May 7, 2010 8:11 am
What am I doing wrong? I bake biscuits on parchment paper and the bottoms come out hard. The tops are fluffy,brown and light but I can't master the bottoms. HELP!
 
susan 
Jun. 1, 2010 10:50 am
Thanks ,its good to have all these measurements at hand when you need them..
 
whitey 
Jul. 26, 2010 8:09 pm
What does it weigh? peck of tomatoes...Peck of peaches....
 
yummy 
Aug. 1, 2010 5:12 pm
when a receipe calls for vinegar does it mean cider vinegar or white vinegar
 
Jan 
Aug. 9, 2010 7:14 pm
Two pounds = what in cups quarts or whatever. Want to make stawberry jam and it calls for two pounds of strawberries.
 
zinastar 
Aug. 30, 2010 1:51 am
a .25 ounce pack of yeast equals how many teaspoons ?
 
Sep. 15, 2010 8:05 pm
Do you have recipes for diabetics? we like to eat too!!
 
acaruso26@verizon.net 
Sep. 16, 2010 4:58 pm
The whipping cream pound cake that has been highly complemented gave me a big problem.Follow The Diretions To A Tee the cake rose perfectly in the oven till 10 minutes before final cooking then it colasped completly & broke apart any one have an answer? It happened at 3 diffrent occasions.
 
Otto F. 
Sep. 17, 2010 7:29 am
It´s very dfficul to get informations about ingredients I don´t know.There is no real encyclopedia.Please te3ll me what I have to click
 
Sep. 25, 2010 8:34 pm
3 tablespoons of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of fat equal one square of baking chocolate. I have used oil, butter, margarine or crisco for the fat with similar good results in my favorite brownie recipe.
 
Feb. 1, 2011 7:24 pm
AH! thank you so much for having this. I was trying to cut a recipe in fourths, this helped so much
 
Maria Friozzi 
Dec. 1, 2011 6:01 am
Can someone tell me how many cups are in one and a quarter pounds of shredded cheese? I know, I should remember this from school, but I don't.
 
dazy 
Dec. 18, 2011 6:39 am
How do I get 1/3 tsp. without a measureing spoon for same?
 
lindyloutwo 
Feb. 20, 2012 8:55 pm
I am trying to convert a recipe from grams for carrots and mls for milk does anyone have any suggestions.thanks
 
Apr. 19, 2012 3:16 pm
This article comes in so handy when I'm trying to change the number of servings. Thank you!
 
May 14, 2012 9:07 pm
Hello everyone! I have a bunch of answers for some of you! I will go from the ones first posted all the way to the most recent... First, Kris, if baking powder is asked for in a recipe then YES! The way around it is a mixture of baking soda and cream of tartar. Its an important leavener with a name thats unfortunately close to baking soda. Its fooled the best of us(myself included!). The ingredient substitutions page on the site will give you the ratio. Welmary08- the solid chocolate youre replacing for powder is a bit risky. Are you talking about chocolate chips? If so, no! Unless you have cocoa butter as the fat, it wont taste good. Ive done everything to "stick ot to the man" like make my own yogurt, lotion, among others. Was devastated i couldnt cut out the middle man with my chocolate chip cookie making! Babygirl- 2 cups equals 1 pint Nanasnthakchen-hmmm,have you tried putting the baking sheet, 1 batch at a time, on the highest wrack in the oven? Also, old metal sheets h
 
polly 
Sep. 21, 2012 9:41 am
u all r awsome u answer ever question i ever have thank u so much i love ur sight
 
BrendaP 
Nov. 14, 2012 7:18 pm
This saved me! Almost screwed up a pie!!!!
 
Amateur_cook_2009 
Nov. 29, 2012 9:39 am
this chart is great. I use it frequently when i come across a measurement that i don't have on hand. i just use the chart to convert.
 
smurfett for cookett 
Feb. 5, 2013 4:51 pm
i need your help peeps i need to see if you can substitute cocoa powder with peer hershys chocolate do tomarrow\
 
ElizabethA 
May 27, 2013 10:19 am
Ughhhh!!! Such a help. Im alwats having trouble with irregular measurement. Now i have tis yaaayyyy!!!
 
chewitt 
Jul. 15, 2013 8:34 am
Can anyone tell me what the UK equivalent weight of a block of cream cheese would be???
 
CheryAl 
Aug. 17, 2013 2:36 pm
On the measurements page, what is a drop?
 
Marie 
Dec. 13, 2013 1:20 pm
I'm a diabetic, and the doctor said how many grams of sugar I can have. I need to know the conversion of grams to teaspoons. Help!
 
Clarice Elliott 
Mar. 4, 2014 8:17 am
When I print one of your items, I do not want anything but the recipe, etc. Thanks for the measurements. Maybe you can number your pages and that will help us enjoy your site more. Thanks again. Your list really helped me in a rush.
 
Mar. 20, 2014 1:25 pm
Can't find dry ingredient conversion of taco seasoning that calls for 1.25 oz.
 
jbr 
Apr. 19, 2014 4:10 am
Joe Sirmon....I know from using my own experience that measurement is approximately 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons. However, I have also discovered that using my own blend of taco seasoning mix sometimes means I need to use a little more or less depending on the dish.Hope that helps.
 
 
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