# Convert Cups of Flour to Tablespoons

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

Results in Tablespoons: 1 c = 16 tbsp

## How to Convert Cups of Flour to Tablespoons

To convert a cup measurement to a tablespoon measurement, multiply the flour by the conversion ratio.

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 cups multiplied by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to tablespoons using the formula above.
5 c = (5 × 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 I 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 ingredient. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredient being added.

For these reasons, a food scale is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking, rather than a cup or tablespoon.

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

## Cups

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 flour. 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.

## Tablespoons

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 flour. 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.