Cups to Grams Conversion Calculator
Enter the volume in cups below to calculate the weight in grams.
How to Convert Cups to Grams
To convert a cup measurement to a gram measurement, multiply the volume by 236.588236 times the density of the ingredient or material.
You can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the volume in grams is equal to the cups multiplied by 236.588236 times the density of the ingredient or material.
Cups and grams are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.
For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements. The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.
The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the volume to weight conversion.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
How Many Grams are in a Cup?
The actual weight of a cup will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many grams of various wet and dry ingredients are in a cup.
|Volume in Cups:||Weight in Grams of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1/8 c||29.57 g||30.46 g||26.02 g||15.64 g||25 g|
|1/4 c||59.15 g||60.92 g||52.05 g||31.29 g||50 g|
|1/3 c||78.86 g||81.23 g||69.4 g||41.72 g||66.67 g|
|1/2 c||118.29 g||121.84 g||104.1 g||62.58 g||100 g|
|2/3 c||157.73 g||162.46 g||138.8 g||83.44 g||133.33 g|
|3/4 c||177.44 g||182.76 g||156.15 g||93.87 g||150 g|
|1 c||236.59 g||243.69 g||208.2 g||125.16 g||200 g|
The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume. One cup is equal to just under 236.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.
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.
A gram is the mass/weight equal to 1/1,000 of a kilogram and is roughly equivalent to the mass of one cubic centimeter of water.
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.
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-cooking-resources
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures