Cups to Tablespoons Conversion

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1 c = 16 tbsp
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How to Convert Cups to Tablespoons

conversion scale showing cups and equivalent tablespoons volume values

To convert a cup measurement to a tablespoon measurement, multiply the volume by the conversion ratio. One cup is equal to 16 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = cups × 16

The volume 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

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

Cups

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 labelling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.[1]

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.

Tablespoons

The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[2] One tablespoon is equal to just under 14.8 milliliters, but in nutrition labelling, one tablespoon is equal to 15 milliliters.[3]

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

Cup to Tablespoon Conversion Table

Cup measurements converted to tablespoons
Cups Tablespoons
1 c 16 tbsp
2 c 32 tbsp
3 c 48 tbsp
4 c 64 tbsp
5 c 80 tbsp
6 c 96 tbsp
7 c 112 tbsp
8 c 128 tbsp
9 c 144 tbsp
10 c 160 tbsp
11 c 176 tbsp
12 c 192 tbsp
13 c 208 tbsp
14 c 224 tbsp
15 c 240 tbsp
16 c 256 tbsp
17 c 272 tbsp
18 c 288 tbsp
19 c 304 tbsp
20 c 320 tbsp
21 c 336 tbsp
22 c 352 tbsp
23 c 368 tbsp
24 c 384 tbsp
25 c 400 tbsp
26 c 416 tbsp
27 c 432 tbsp
28 c 448 tbsp
29 c 464 tbsp
30 c 480 tbsp
31 c 496 tbsp
32 c 512 tbsp
33 c 528 tbsp
34 c 544 tbsp
35 c 560 tbsp
36 c 576 tbsp
37 c 592 tbsp
38 c 608 tbsp
39 c 624 tbsp
40 c 640 tbsp

References

  1. 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
  2. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
  3. 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