Convert Cups of Sugar to Grams

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1 c = 200 g

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How to Convert Cups of Sugar to Grams

To convert a measurement in cups to a measurement in grams, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 200 grams/cup.

Since one cup of sugar is equal to 200 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = cups × 200

The sugar in grams is equal to the sugar in cups multiplied by 200.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 c × 200) = 1,000 g

How Many Grams Are in a Cup of Sugar?

There are 200 grams in a cup of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 c = 200 g

Experts often recommend measuring dry ingredients by weight for accuracy,[1] but some recipes use volume, and many home cooks don't own a digital scale. Converting between weight and volume can be tricky depending on sugar densities such as granulated, brown sugar, or powdered sugar.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of various types of sugar to help with the conversion.

Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Gram measurements and equivalent cups measurements for various types of sugar.
Grams Cups (Granulated) Cups (Brown) Cups (Powdered) Cups (Raw)
5 g 1/16 c 1/16 c 1/16 c 1/16 c
10 g 1/16 c 1/16 c 1/16 c 1/16 c
15 g 1/16 c 1/16 c 1/8 c 1/16 c
20 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/16 c
25 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/4 c 1/8 c
30 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/4 c 1/8 c
35 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/4 c 1/8 c
40 g 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/3 c 1/8 c
45 g 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/3 c 1/8 c
50 g 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/3 c 1/4 c
55 g 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/2 c 1/4 c
60 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/2 c 1/4 c
65 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/2 c 1/4 c
70 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/2 c 1/4 c
75 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 2/3 c 1/3 c
80 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 2/3 c 1/3 c
85 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 2/3 c 1/3 c
90 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 3/4 c 1/3 c
95 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 3/4 c 1/3 c
100 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 3/4 c 1/3 c

Should You Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

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

What Is a Cup?

The cup is a commonly used unit to measure the volume of sugar. One cup of sugar 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 Gram?

One gram of sugar is equal to the weight of 1/1000 of a kilogram, 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds.

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of weight in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

Learn more about grams.

References

  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method

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