# Measuring Cup

by Anji
(Germany)

I am really loving the recipes and decorating ideas but it would be a great help if you could have the measurements in grams too as no one here understands the American weight system of cups and there are so many

different conversions.

I have just converted one cup flour into 125g but one cup sugar is 200g . I am really not sure if this is right...?

Thanks
Anji

Hi Anji

Thanks very much for your question about cup measurements.

You are spot on with your conversions for flour (4 oz/125g) and sugar (7oz/200g) as being equal to 1 cup. I always use a standard 250ml cup for all my recipes.

I hope the following is a bit of a guide for you.
1 cup = 250 ml = 8 fl oz = 1/2 pint (liq) = 16 tbsp = 48 tsp, all measurements regarding liquid measurements are standard and do not vary depending on the material.

Here are a few common foods and their conversion from cups to ounces and grams (notice how much the weight varies!):

Granulated sugar: 1 cup = 7 oz or 200 grams
Brown sugar: 1 cup, packed = 7 ½ oz or 220 grams
Sifted white flour: 1 cup = 4 oz or 125 grams
White rice, uncooked: 1 cup = 6 ½ oz or 185 grams
White rice, cooked: 1 cup = 6 ¼ oz or 175 grams
Butter: 1 cup = 7 ½ oz or 227 grams
Almonds, slivered: 1 cup = 3 ½ oz or 108 grams
Oil: 1 cup = 7 ½ oz or 224 grams
Maple syrup: 1 cup = 11 ¼ oz or 322 grams
Milk, non-fat: 1 cup = 8 ½ oz or 245 grams
Milk, sweetened condensed: 10 ½ oz or 306 grams
Broccoli, flowerets: 1 cup = 2 ½ oz or 71 grams
Raisins: 1 cup, packed = 5 ½ oz or 165 grams
Milk, dry: 1 cup = 2 ¼ oz or 68 grams
Yogurt: 1 cup = 8 ½ oz or 245 grams
Water: 1 cup = 8 ¼ oz or 235 grams
Confectioners sugar: 1 cup = 3 ½ oz or 110 grams
Cocoa: 1 cup = 4 oz or 125 grams

All cup and spoon measurements are level. The difference between the measuring cup of one country and another is only a variance of 2-3 teaspoons which will not affect the baking results.

North America, New Zealand and the United Kingdom all use a 15ml tablespoon, whereas Australia uses a 20ml tablespoon.

I hope this helps.

Regards

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