Conversion Chart

I am always trying to commit these to memory, and to be honest, I am much better at them now than I have ever been. It’s just one of those things where practice really does make perfect.

…but we all need a little help sometimes.

Volume Equivalents

1 pinch = 1/8 teaspoon
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 1/16 cup = 1/2 ounce
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup = 1 ounce = 1 standard coffee scoop
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 ounces
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup = 3 ounces
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup = 4 ounces
10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup = 6 ounces
16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 8 ounces
2 cups = 1 pint = 1/2 quart = 16 ounces
4 cups = 2 pints = 1 quart = 32 ounces
16 cups = 8 pints = 4 quarts = 1 gallon

1 pinch = 1/8 teaspoon
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 1/16 cup = 1/2 ounce
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup = 1 ounce = 1 standard coffee scoop
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 ounces
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup = 3 ounces
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup = 4 ounces
10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup = 6 ounces
16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 8 ounces
2 cups = 1 pint = 1/2 quart = 16 ounces
4 cups = 2 pints = 1 quart = 32 ounces
16 cups = 8 pints = 4 quarts = 1 gallon

Common Ingredients

Dairy
1 cup cream cheese = 227 grams
1 cup sour cream = 240 grams
1 cup plain Greek yogurt = 230 grams
1 cup sweetened condensed milk = 312 grams
1 cup packaged ricotta = 252 grams

Eggs
1 large egg = 50 grams
1 large egg white = 28 grams
1 large egg yolk = 18 grams
1 large egg (approximately) = 1 tablespoon yolk + 2 tablespoons white
1 cup = 4 jumbo = 4 to 5 extra-large = 5 large = 5 to 6 medium = 7 small

Fats
1 cup butter = 226 grams = 1/2 pound
1 cup coconut oil = 224 grams
1 cup shortening = 190 grams

Flour
1 cup all-purpose flour = 120 grams (King Arthur)
1 cup cornmeal = 240 grams
1 cup cornstarch = 128 grams

Leaveners
1 tablespoon baking powder = 15 grams
1 tablespoon baking soda = 15 grams
1 standard packet dry yeast = 7 grams or .25 ounce
1 tablespoon dry yeast = 12 grams
1 cake = 17 grams

Salts
1 tablespoon table salt = 18 grams
1 tablespoon Diamond kosher salt = 8 grams
1 tablespoon Morton kosher salt = 14 grams
1 tablespoon David’s kosher salt = 18 grams
1 tablespoon Maldon flaky salt = 12 grams (note: very difficult to get a consistent read on due to uneven flake sizes)
1 tablespoon fleur de sel in big grains = 12 grams

Sugars
1 cup granulated sugar = 198 grams
1 cup light or dark brown sugar = 190 grams
1 cup powdered or confectioner’s sugar = 120 grams
1 cup turbinado sugar = 192 grams

Resources Elsewhere

If you need a conversion that you don’t see here, or something completely off topic (like converting inches in to centimeters and any of that weird Metric system stuff) Google really comes in handy. I use it all the time for stupid little things that I should know, or pretty sure that I do, and maybe just need a little reassurance without the possibly of judgment of asking a someone and risking embarrassment.

Simply type “How many ounces are in 3 cups” or something like that, and you will get all of the information you could ever want. And more often than not, conversion charts for all kinds of things will start flooding your screen. So have at it, and never be afraid to ask!