Unit Conversions and useful substitutions

Imperial Measurement Conversions:

  • 1/4 cup = 2.5 ounces
  • 1/2 cup = 5 ounces
  • 1 cup = 10 ounces
  • 1 pint = 20 ounces
  • 1 quart = 40 ounces

Measurement Conversions

  • pinch or dash = less than 1/4 teaspoon
  • 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
  • 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup = 2 fluid ounces
  • 16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
  • 2 cups = 1 pint
  • 2 pints = 1 quart
  • 4 quarts = 1 gallon

US to Metric Conversions

  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
  • 1 tablespoon = 15 ml
  • 2 tablespoons = 30 ml
  • ¼ cup = 60 ml
  • 1/3 cup = 80 ml
  • ½ cup = 125 ml
  • 2/3 cup = 160 ml
  • ¾ cup = 180 ml
  • 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 1 ½ cup = 375 ml
  • 1 pint = 500 ml
  • 1 quart = 946 ml
  • 1 ounce = 28 grams
  • ¼ lb (4 ounces) = 112 grams
  • ½ lb (8 ounces) = 225 grams
  • ¾ lb (12 ounces) = 337 grams
  • 1 lb (16 ounces) = 450 grams

Imperial vs Metric

  • 1 ounce = 28 grams
  • 1 pound = 500 grams or 1/2 kilo
  • 2.2 pounds = 1 kilo
  • 1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters (ml)
  • 1 tablespoon = 15 milliliters
  • 1 cup = 1/4 liter
  • 1 quart = 1 liter
  • 1 inch = 2.5 centimeters (cm)

Useful Substitutions

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder = 2 teaspoons baking soda + 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup brown sugar = 1 cup white sugar + 2 tablespoons of molasses
  • 1 cup cake flour = 7/8 cup all-purpose flour = 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup buttermilk = 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 cup sour cream = 1 cup yogurt
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