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You might be wondering how many ounces are in a cup? Or what if we convert tablespoon and teaspoon amounts to cups and fluid ounces as opposed to dry ounces? You would love to use this simple measurement chart for your cooking recipes. Use this printable quick guide to liquid or dry measurements and conversions for more accuracy. 

Ounces in a Cup:

Measurement and Conversion of Fluid:

1 cup     = 8 fluid ounces, 16 tablespoons

¾ cup   = 6 fluid ounces, 12 tablespoons

½ cup   = 4 fluid ounces,   8 tablespoons

¼ cup   = 2 fluid ounces,   4 tablespoons

Measurement and Conversion of Dry Ingredients:

1 cup = 4.5 dry weight ounces 

(We measure dry flour and dry ingredients dry weight)

A measurement is not the same as another. It is much different to measure 4 ounces of lime juice for a margarita recipe than 4 ounces of flour for chocolate chip cookies. You may have wondered how many ounces it takes to make a cup of coffee? 

If I wanted to double or quadruple any liquid I used in blending fresh pressed celery juice, this would be useful. In recipes that call for weight or ounces, dry ingredients measure differently than liquid ingredients. Unlike solids, liquids measure by fluid ounces. 

Make sure you always check your recipes for the difference between fluid and dry ounces.

Equipment For Measuring

In order to measure dry ingredients and liquids, we need three tools.

  1. Granulated Measuring Cups
  2. Liquid Measuring Cups
  3. Measuring Spoons 

For dry ingredients, we use Granulated Measuring Cups. It is so easy to use by leveling off for an exact measurement. Before using, sift flours if needed. Although flour is already sifted before being packaged, during shipping it tends to settle. 

Since most flours are sifted before packaging, we don’t always add that step to our recipes, but for the best results, sift first, then measure. Be sure to level off with a butter knife or shake on a measuring cup for an accurate result, and never pack down the flour.

For fluid and liquid ingredients, we use Liquid Measuring Cups. They come in glass or plastic and indicates cups, ounces, and milliliters. Our large Pyrex mixing bowl works well for mixing up soup or measuring the amount of soup a recipe makes before storing it.

  • Measuring Spoons are tablespoons and teaspoons.

Butter and Coconut Oil Measuring

How can we accurately measure coconut oil and butter in baking recipes? The typical stick of butter is 12.6 cups, and if it comes from the United States, an 11.4 cup, 12.1 cups, and a tablespoon mark appear on the package. 

Use a measuring spoon to pack butter and coconut oil in the measuring cup, leveling it off with a knife for precise measurement. Be sure to use a liquid measuring cup if you are using melted coconut oil.

Liquid Fluid OR Volume

Download this “ounces to cups chart” as a free printable.

US STANDARD = METRIC (approximation)

  • teaspoon = 0.5 mL
  • ¼ teaspoon = 1.2 mL
  • ½ teaspoon = 2.5 mL
  • ¾ teaspoon = 3.7 mL
  • 1 teaspoon = tablespoon = 5 mL
  • 1 tablespoon = ½ fluid ounce = 3 teaspoons = 15 mL, 15 cc
  • 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce = cup, 6 teaspoons = 30 mL, 30 cc
  • ¼ cup = 2 fluid ounces = 4 tablespoons = 59 mL
  • cup = 2 ⅔ fluid ounces = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 79 mL
  • ½ cup = 4 fluid ounces = 8 tablespoons = 118 mL
  • cup = 5 ⅓ fluid ounces = 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 158 mL
  • ¾ cup = 6 fluid ounces = 12 tablespoons = 177 mL
  • 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = ½ pint = 16 tablespoons = 237 mL
  • 1 ½ cups = 12 fluid ounces = 24 tablespoons = 355 mL
  • 2 cups = 16 fluid ounces = 1 pint = 32 tablespoons = 473 mL
  • 3 cups = 700 mL
  • 4 cups = 32 fluid ounces = 1 quart = 946 ml = 1 L
  • 8 cups = ½ gallon = 2 L
  • 1 gallon = 128 fluid ounces = 8 pints = 4 quarts = 3785 ml = 4 L

Dry Weight Measurement

US STANDARD = METRIC (approximation)

  • ½ ounce = 15 grams
  • 1 ounce = 30 grams
  • 2 ounces = 60 grams
  • 3 ounces = 85 grams
  • 4 ounces = ¼ pound = 115 grams
  • 8 ounces = ½ pound = 225 grams
  • 12 ounces = ¾ pound = 340 grams
  • 16 ounces = 1 pound = 455 grams

How Many Cups is 8 Ounces?

There are 8 fluid ounces per cup.

  • 1 cup = 8 fl. oz.
  • ¾ cup = 6 fl. oz.
  • ½ cup = 4 fl. oz.
  • ¼ cup = 2 fl. oz.

Does 4 or 8 Ounce Equal 1 Cup?

It depends on whether the ingredients are liquids or dry. A cup of dry flour is 4.5 oz. and a cup of liquid is 8 fl. oz.

  • Dry measurement by weight: 8 ounces = ½ pound = 225 grams

Does 2 Tablespoons Equal to 1 Ounce?

One fluid ounce is equal to 2 tablespoons.

  • 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce = cup = 6 teaspoons = 30 mL, 30 cc.

Free Printable Conversion Chart (Liquid and Dry Ingredient) on How Many Ounces In a Cup

You can print this conversion chart for dry and liquid measurements as a handy tool to learn how many ounces are in a cup. Please pin to Pinterest to save and share!


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