# 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.