Cups to Quarts Conversion

Enter the amount of sugar in cups below to get the value converted to quarts.

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1 c = 0.25 qt
1 c = 1/4 qt

How to Convert Cups of Sugar to Quarts

To convert a cup measurement to a quart measurement, divide the sugar by the conversion ratio. One quart of sugar is equal to 4 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

quarts = cups ÷ 4

The sugar in quarts is equal to the cups divided by 4.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to quarts using the formula above.
5 c = (5 ÷ 4) = 1.25 qt

Should I 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 vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. 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.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

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

Cups

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

The cup is a US customary unit of sugar. 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.

Quarts

A quart is a measure of sugar volume equal to 4 cups.

Quarts can be abbreviated as qt, for example 1 quart can be written as 1 qt.