Simone's Kitchen

Conversions from cups to grams

With the current offer for foreign cookbooks you can buy is it possible to take every kitchen around the world into your home. And I haven’t even mentioned the recipes you can find on the wordwide web!

What can make it a little difficult is the fact that we use grams and ml in Europe while the US and the UK work with cups and spoons. This can cause a bit of an issue when you want to use a recipe. The easiest solution is to run to the nearest store and buy yourself a set of cups and spoons. I can highly recommend that, as it makes life so much easier! But if you want to start cooking straight away; I have converted the most common uses in cooking here.

For liquids

Cup of SpoonMilliliterTablespoon or teaspoon
Ā½ teaspoon (ts, – t sp)2,5 ml1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon5 ml1 theelepels
1 tablespoon (tbs- tb sp-  TS) (3 teaspoons)15 ml1 tablespoon
1/8 cup30 ml 
1/4 cup60 ml (59 ml)*4 tablespoons
1/3 cup80 ml (78 ml)* 
1/2 cup120 ml (118 ml)*8 tablespoons
1 cup240 ml (236 ml)*16 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups350 ml 
2 cups475 ml 
3 cups700 ml 
4 cups950 ml 

* All the above measurements have been round up; exact volumes in milliliter are mentioned between brackets

Calculating cups and spoons into grams is a little tricker, because you have to deal with volume per ingredient (a tablespoon of butter would weigh heavier than the same tablespoon with icingsugar for instance)

Here is a calculation for a few common ingredients. If your ingredient is not listed, than check which one comes closest and use those measurements or do a search online.

Ingrediƫnt Engelse cups and spoons to grams
  1 cup 3/4 cup 2/3 cup 1/2 cup 1/3 cup 1/4 cup 2 Tbsp
Cornflour 160 g 120 g 100 g 80 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Flour 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Flour, sieved 110 g 80 g 70 g 55 g 35 g 27 g 13 g
Cornstarch 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Butter 240 g 180 g 160 g 120 g 80 g 60 g 30 g
Margarine 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Sugar 200 g 150 g 130 g 100 g 65 g 50 g 25 g
Icing sugar 100 g 75 g 70 g 50 g 35 g 25 g 13 g
Honey 340 g 255 g 227 g 170 g 113 g 85 g 43 g
Salt 300 g 230 g 200 g 150 g 100 g 75 g 40 g
Rice (dry) 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Pasta (uncooked) 140 g 100 g 90 g 70 g 45 g 35 g 17 g
Vegetables and/or fruit, cut 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Nuts, chopped 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
breadcrumbs 60 g 45 g 40 g 30 g 20 g 15 g 8 g
breadcrumbs (from a package) 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Grated cheese 90 g 65 g 60 g 45 g 30 g 22 g 11 g