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How Many Ounces In A Cup?

by Sophie

Every time I read a recipe (in a cookbook or in a magazine), the most common search query I instantly make is how many ounces in a cup? Or, how many tablespoons in a cup? When I am lucky, the webpage calculator in the search engine opens instantly and when I am not, my phone keeps thinking until it slams a message on my face saying, “can’t connect to the server.” Well, I think all food lovers like me who loves to cook, it’s one of the most common cooking questions—how many ounces in a cup and so on.

Kitchen conversions cups to ounce

Unfortunately, the answer isn’t very simple unless you’re a math genius who can calculate things in your mind in mere seconds. Though all the dry, wet and spoon calculations are correlated, there is a different formula for each one. While the dry measurements take the weight, liquid measurements take fluid volume into consideration. In this post, I am going to include ready-to-use formulas for cups to oz converter, so it becomes super handy for you.

Plus, a downloadable chart(shown above) that you can print and use it for everyday kitchen usage.

Click here to download the Kitchen Conversion Chart!

How many ounces in a cup? (Fluid Measurements)

Cups to Ounce Converter

Cups to Ounce Converter

Type a value in the Cups field to convert the value to Ounces:

Cups to Fluid Ounces

Ounces =

How Many Dry OZ in A Cup?

Though many of us assume that an ounce to cup calculator will remain the same irrespective of the ingredient, in reality, it is not. If using dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, chocolate chips, nuts or seeds, you will have to use a dry measuring cup.

The one, pictured above is a dry measuring cup, which is great for measuring all-purpose flour, or something similar. The rule for dry measurement is to weigh your ingredients and based on your ingredient the ounce value may change when it comes to oz to cup converter.

cups to oz conversion with easy calculator
1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons ½ ounce 14.3 grams
1/8 cup 2 tablespoons 1 fluid ounce 28.3 grams  
¼ cup 4 tablespoons 2 fluid ounces 56.7 grams  
1/3 cup 5 1/3 tablespoons 2.6 fluid ounces 75.6 grams  
½ cup 8 tablespoons 4 ounces 113.4 grams 1 stick of butter
¾ cup 12 tablespoons 6 ounces .375 pound 170 grams
2 cups 32 tablespoons 16 ounces 1 pound 453.6 grams
4 cups 64 tablespoons 32 ounces 2 pounds 907 grams

Though both fluid ounces and dry measure ounces have the same name, there's a difference between them. While the dry one measures weight, the liquid one measures volume.

In case of liquid measuring, a cup equals to 8 ounces or a cup of liquid is equal to 8 fluid ounces. The rule, however, changes for the dry ingredients. In case of dry measures, a cup of dry flour (APF) weighs 4.5 ounces, not 8 ounces.

Similarly, a cup of nuts may weigh a little over 8 ounces. In short, you weigh the ingredient with a scale when a recipe calls for a cup of dry ingredient. Similarly, for liquid measurement, you use a liquid measuring cup for correctly taking the required amount of fluid for the recipe. In the end, all you need to remember is dry measuring cups are for flour, nuts, berries, and similar dry ingredients whereas liquid measuring cups are designed for yogurt, water, cooking oil and similar liquid ingredients.

How many liquid ounces in a cup, learn how to calculate with easy-to-use kitchen conversion calculators

NOTE: A liquid measuring cup is usually a glass or a plastic mug (pictured above) with a handle. A dry measuring cup, on the other hand, resembles a small cup with a long handle and holds the exact amount of a dry ingredient and should always be leveled off with a flat edge while using for a particular recipe.

CAUTION: It is highly recommended to use designated measuring cups for dry or wet ingredients. After all, by using the right type of measuring cup will let you use the exact amount of ingredients for the recipe you’re making. In baking, in particular, never use a liquid measuring cup to measure flour. As the volume or weight measurement is different in both the cases, you will end up adding more or less if you use an incorrect measurement cup in your recipe that may eventually completely throw off a recipe.

How to measure dry ingredients in a cup?

While measuring dry ingredients, use a dry-measuring cup. First, lightly spoon the flour or any similar ingredient into a dry measuring cup and then level it by taking the spoon’s relatively flat edge. You may have to push it across the top of the cup to remove the excess flour. If needed, use a kitchen scale to weigh the ingredients.

How to measure liquid ingredients in a cup?

how many fluid oz in a cup, learn basic kitchen conversions with calculators

Likewise, you need to take a liquid measuring cup to weigh the liquids to use in a recipe. As it’s tough to weight the right/exact amount of a liquid in a dry measuring cup, you will need a liquid measuring cup for this process. The liquid measuring cups also have a pouring edge, which helps in easily transferring the liquid without spilling it over the sides.

Learn how many ounces in a gallon.

What is the cup measurement in the UK?

The cup size in the USA is not the same as in the UK. While a US Cup is 240ml (or 8.45 fluid ounces), a cup equals to 250ml in the UK, Canada and in Australia.

cup to oz measurement image

Here is a list of Internationally recognized standard of measurement.

  • A Cup =
  • US recipes - cups to ounces
  • 1 US cup (236.59mL) = 8 US fluid ounces
  • 1 US cup (236.59mL) = 8.327 UK fluid ounces
  • Old UK recipes - cups to ounces
  • 1 UK cup (284.13mL) = 10 UK fluid ounces
  • 1 UK cup (284.13mL) = 9.607 US fluid ounces
  • Rest of world recipes
  • 1 international metric cup (250mL) = 8.454 US fluid ounces
  • 1 international metric cup (250mL) = 8.799 UK fluid ounces

NOTE: The major reason for this liquid measurement discrepancy is because of the metric system followed by different countries. While in the USA, a cup equals to about 8 fluid ounces, a cup in Japan is actually 200 milliliters (6.7 ounces) and 227 milliliters (7.6 ounces) in Canada.

How much is 8 oz of water in a cup?

As per the USA metric system, a cup equals to 8 fluid ounces and an ounce is equal to 1/8 of the cup.

How many ounces in a cup chart?

Here is My Dainty Soul Curry’s Kitchen conversion chart. Feel free to save it to your computer or device and take a print.

Click here to download the Kitchen Conversion Chart!

Nuts:

Walnuts (chopped)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 30g 1 oz
1/3 cup 40g 1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 60g 2 oz
1 cup 120g 4 1/4 oz

Peanuts, Chopped

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 30g 1 oz
1/3 cup 40g 1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 60g 2 oz
1 cup 120g 4 1/4 oz
Peanuts (whole, Shelled)
US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 40g 1.3 oz
1/3 cup 50g 1.8 oz
1/2 cup 75g 2.6 oz
1 cup 150g 5.3 oz

Nut Butter

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 65g 2.2 oz
1/3 cup 85g 2.9 oz
1/2 cup 125g 4.4 oz
1 cup 250g 9 oz

Pecans (Chopped and Halved)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 30g 1 oz
1/3 cup 40g 1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 60g 2 oz
1 cup 120g 4 1/4 oz

Almonds (Meal and Flour)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 25g 0.9oz
1/3 cup 35g 1.2 oz
1/2 cup 50g 1.3 oz
1 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz

Almonds (Flaked)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 20g 0.7 oz
1/3 cup 20g 1 oz
1/2 cup 45g 1 1/2 oz
1 cup 85g 3 oz

Almonds (Raw, whole)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 40g 1.3 oz
1/3 cup 50g 1.8 oz
1/2 cup 75g 2.6 oz
1 cup 150g 5.3 oz

Baking:

Flour

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 35g 1 oz
1/3 cup 46g 1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 70g 2 1/4 oz
1 cup 140g 4 1/2 oz

Caster Sugar – Superfine Sugar

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 55g 2oz
1/3 cup 75g 2 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 115g 4 oz
1 cup 225g 8 oz

Brown Sugar (Light)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 50g 1.8 oz
1/3 cup 65g 2.4 oz
1/2 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz
1 cup 200g 7.1 oz

Chocolate Chips

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 37.5g 1 1/2 oz
1/3 cup 50g 2 oz
1/2 cup 75g 3 oz
1 cup 150g 6 oz

Cocoa Powder

US cups Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 25g 0.9oz
1/3 cup 35g 1.2 oz
1/2 cup 50g 1.3 oz
1 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz

Coconut – Shredded & Desiccated

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 25g .88 oz
1/3 cup 33g 1 oz
1/2 cup 50g 1.7 oz
1 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz

Confectioners Sugar – Powdered Sugar – Icing Sugar

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 25g 0.9oz
1/3 cup 35g 1.2 oz
1/2 cup 50g 1.3 oz
1 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz

Granulated Sugar

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 25g 0.9oz
1/3 cup 35g 1.2 oz
2/3 cup 65g 2.4 oz
1 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz

Corn Starch – Cornflour

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 25g 0.9oz
1/3 cup 35g 1.2 oz
1/2 cup 50g 1.3 oz
1 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz

Cornmeal

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 40g 1.3 oz
1/3 cup 50g 1.8 oz
1 cup 150g 5.3 oz

Dark Brown Sugar – Muscovado Sugar

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 50g 1.8 oz
1/3 cup 65g 2.4 oz
1/2 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz
1 cup 200g 7.1 oz

Dairy:

Parmesan Cheese (Grated )

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in ounces
1/4 cup 25g 3/4 oz
1/3 cup 33g 1 1/4oz
1/2 cup 50g 1 /1/2 oz
1 cup 100g 3 oz

Cream Cheese/Soft Cheese

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 30g 1 oz
1/3 cup 40g 1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 60g 2 oz
1 cup 120g 4 1/4 oz

Buttermilk

US cups Grams Ounces
1/4 cup 55g 2oz
1/3 cup 75g 2 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 115g 4 oz
1 cup 225g 8 oz

Butter & margarine

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 57g 2 oz
1/3 cup 75g 3 oz
1/2 cup 113g 4 oz
1 cup 225g 8 oz

Fruits & Berries

Blueberries

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 25g 0.9oz
1/3 cup 35g 1.2 oz
1/2 cup 50g 1.3 oz
1 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz

Strawberries

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 50g 1 1/2 oz
1/3 cup 66g 2 1/4 oz
1/2 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz
1 cup 200g 7oz

Raisins – Golden Raisins – Sultanas

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 40g 1.3 oz
1/3 cup 50g 1.8 oz
1/2 cup 75g 2.6 oz
1 cup 150g 5.3 oz

Raspberries

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 30g 1 oz
1/3 cup 40g 1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 60g 2 oz
1 cup 120g 4 1/4 oz

Dates (whole, Pitted)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 55g 2oz
1/3 cup 75g 2 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 115g 4 oz
1 cup 225g 8 oz

Liquid Measurements

Golden Syrup

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 85g 3 oz
1/3 cup 110g 4 oz
1/2 cup 170g 6 oz
1 cup 340g 12 oz

Maple Syrup

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 85g 3 oz
1/3 cup 110g 4 oz
1/2 cup 170g 6 oz
1 cup 340g 12 oz

Corn Syrup

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 85g 3 oz
1/3 cup 110g 4 oz
1/2 cup 170g 6 oz
1 cup 340g 12 oz

Honey

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 85g 3 oz
1/3 cup 110g 4 oz
1/2 cup 170g 6 oz
1 cup 340g 12 oz

Jam – Jelly – Preserves

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 80g 3 oz
1/3 cup 110g 4 oz
1/2 cup 165g 5.7 oz
1 cup 325g 11 1/2 oz

Molasses

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 80g 3 oz
1/3 cup 110g 4 oz
1/2 cup 165g 5.7 oz
1 cup 325g 11 1/2 oz

Dry Measures - Grains, Lentils & Pasta

Oats (old fashion oats & porridge oats)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 35g 1 1/4 oz
1/3 cup 46g 1 1/2oz
1/2 cup 70g 2 1/2 oz
1 cup 140g 5 oz

Pasta (Dry)

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 30g 1 oz
1/3 cup 40g 1 1/2 oz
1/2 cup 60g 2 oz
1 cup 120g 4 1/4 oz

Pearl Barley

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 50g 1.8 oz
1/3 cup 65g 2.4 oz
1/2 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz
2/3 cup 135g 4.7 oz
1 cup 200g 7.1 oz

Rice

US cups Amount in Grams Amount in Ounces
1/4 cup 50g 1 1/2 oz
1/3 cup 66g 2 1/4 oz
1/2 cup 100g 3 1/2 oz
1 cup 200g 7oz

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18 comments

Pam Greer July 11, 2019 - 1:15 pm

What an incredible amount of information!! I am always looking for different conversions! Especially when I’m making cocktails and I want to switch between ounces and things like tablespoons and teaspoons!

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Sophie July 11, 2019 - 10:45 pm

Oh yes! Liquid measurements are so tricky!

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Adriana July 11, 2019 - 2:15 pm

Thanks so much for the helpful guide indeed measurements are an ordeal especially when baking since requires so much precision for best results. Love the graphics super handy and covering all.

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Sophie July 11, 2019 - 10:45 pm

Yes, it has happened to me. By writing this post, I have a guide to follow whenever I need.

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Morgan Eisenberg July 11, 2019 - 2:56 pm

So so helpful! Not everyone realizes there are subtle differences depending on what you’re measuring.

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Sophie July 11, 2019 - 10:44 pm

Yes very much and that’s why recipes can go from best to worst.

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Meghna July 11, 2019 - 3:07 pm

This is one terrific post, Sophie. Great work & I wonder how much research work & effort you put into this. Kudos to you my friend.

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Sophie July 11, 2019 - 10:44 pm

Thanks a lot Meghna, I really appreciate it.

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Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry July 11, 2019 - 3:15 pm

This is such a helpful guide, you’ve put so much work into it! I’m bookmarking this as a resource to keep coming back to.

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Sophie July 11, 2019 - 10:43 pm

Thank you so much. Glad you loved the post.

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Cathy July 12, 2019 - 2:05 am

So needed a resource like this!!!! OMG this is the gem in the stone by far! What an incredible list!!!!!!!!! Bookmarked!!!!!

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Farah July 12, 2019 - 2:05 am

This is unbelievably useful! Especially for me as I make metric and imperial measurement recipes all the time and find it hard to convert. Thank you!

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Michelle Miller July 12, 2019 - 2:28 am

Very useful information to have at hand! Thank you for gathering all this data and making it a blogpost!

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Dannii July 12, 2019 - 2:32 am

I am sure this will be helpful to many people.

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SHANIKA July 12, 2019 - 5:00 am

This is super helpful! It’s so easy to get confused sometimes! Thanks for sharing!

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Meghna July 15, 2019 - 6:07 pm

Superb…very helpful information…I can use this as my cheat sheet… I’ll take a printout immediately.

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Sophie July 15, 2019 - 9:08 pm

Thank you so much.

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Jamie September 13, 2019 - 3:45 pm

So much useful information in this post! Thanks so much for sharing. I know many people will find this helpful.

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