Liquid and Dry Measure Equivalents

Liquid and Dry Measure Equivalents

It's important to closely follow a recipe, but sometimes you can get stumped by a measurement or you just don't have the right tools for measuring. Don't worry, follow this chart for an easy guide to converting common measurements while baking and cooking.

Dry ingredients measured in cups will vary in weight - check ingredient types. All equivalents are approximate. To convert ounces to grams, multiply the number of ounces by 30. (1 oz = 30 g)

   LIQUID AND DRY MEASURE EQUIVALENTS

Pinch or Dash = 1/16 teaspoon
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons
3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons
1 cup = 16 tablespoons
1 pound = 2 cups
1 quart = 4 cups
1/2 tablespoon = 1 1/2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
1 stick butter or margarine = 1/4 lb or 1/2 cup
1 cup whipping cream = 2 or more cups after whipping
2 large eggs = 3 small eggs

Measuring Ingredients