Convert Cups of Flour to Tablespoons

Enter the amount of flour in cups below to get the value converted to tablespoons.


Result in Tablespoons:

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1 c = 16 tbsp

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How to Convert Cups of Flour to Tablespoons

To convert a measurement in cups to a measurement in tablespoons, multiply the flour by the following conversion ratio: 16 tablespoons/cup.

Since one cup of flour is equal to 16 tablespoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = cups × 16

The flour in tablespoons is equal to the flour in cups multiplied by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to tablespoons using the formula above.
tablespoons = (5 c × 16) = 80 tbsp

How Many Tablespoons Are in a Cup of Flour?

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup of flour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 c = 16 tbsp

Should You Measure Flour by Weight or Volume?

Most experts agree that dry ingredients like flour should be measured by weight rather than volume, especially in baking. The reason for this is that flours vary slightly in density, so a volume measurement will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredients being added.

For these reasons, a food scale, rather than measuring cups or spoons, is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking. For recipes that call for measurements in volume, professional bakers use a whisk to aerate flour that's been stored in a bag or canister before measuring since flour will settle when stored and weigh heavier even in the same-sized measuring cup.

Cups and tablespoons are both units used to measure flour. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Cup?

The cup is a commonly used unit to measure flour volume. One cup of flour is equal to 16 tablespoons.

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

Learn more about cups.

What Is a Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of flour is equal to 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup. A tablespoon is a measure of flour volume.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

Learn more about tablespoons.

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