US to UK cups to grams conversion guide

If you’re cooking from an American recipe, you might be confused at their use of imperial measurements i.e. cups of flour or sticks of butter.

In this handy guide, you’ll find cooking conversions for: oven temperatures, cups to grams and tablespoons to millilitres – all in one place.

US to UK cups to grams conversion guide

Imperial vs Metric measurements

As a general rule, Europeans and Australians follow the metric measurement system and Americans follow the imperial system. Recipes which use “cups” or “sticks” are working to an imperial measurement scale, whereas recipe which use “grams” or “litres” are working to metric measurement scale.

Dry ingredient conversions

Flour

  • 1/4 cup = 32g
  • 1/2 cup = 64g
  • 1 cup = 125g
  • 2 cups = 250g

Sugar (caster and granulated)

  • 1/4 cup = 50g
  • 1/2 cup = 100g
  • 1 cup = 200g
  • 2 cups = 400g

Sugar (icing)

  • 1/4 cup = 32g
  • 1/2 cup = 64g
  • 1 cup = 125g
  • 2 cups = 250g

Butter

  • 1/4 cup = 55g
  • 1/2 cup = 112g
  • 1 cup = 225g
  • 2 cups = 450g
  • 1 stick = 113g

Wet ingredient conversions (liquids)

Spoons and cups to ml

  • 1/4 tsp = 1.25ml
  • 1/2 tsp = 2.5ml
  • 1 tsp = 5ml
  • 1 tbsp  =   15ml
  • 1/4 cup  = 60ml
  • 1/3 cup  = 80ml
  • 1/2 cup  = 125ml
  • 1 cup  = 250ml

Temperature conversions

Fahrenheit to celsius oven temperature conversions

  • 275°F =  140°C (Gas mark 1)
  • 300°F =  150°C (Gas mark 2)
  • 325°F =  160°C (Gas mark 3)
  • 350°F =  180°C (Gas mark 4)
  • 375°F =  190°C (Gas mark 5)
  • 400°F =  200°C (Gas mark 6)
  • 425°F =  220°C (Gas mark 7)
  • 450°F =  230°C (Gas mark 8)

Handy cups to grams conversion chart

Print it out, take a screenshot or save it to a board on Pinterest! You’ll thank your future self…

Cups to grams conversion

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