Convert Cups of Sugar to Teaspoons

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1 c = 48 tsp

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How to Convert Cups of Sugar to Teaspoons

To convert a measurement in cups to a measurement in teaspoons, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 48 teaspoons/cup.

Since one cup of sugar is equal to 48 teaspoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = cups × 48

The sugar in teaspoons is equal to the sugar in cups multiplied by 48.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to teaspoons using the formula above.
teaspoons = (5 c × 48) = 240 tsp

How Many Teaspoons Are in a Cup of Sugar?

There are 48 teaspoons in a cup of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 c = 48 tsp

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 teaspoons 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 Teaspoon?

A teaspoon of sugar is equal to the volume of 1/3 of a tablespoon.

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

Learn more about teaspoons.

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