Cups to Tablespoons Converter

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1 c = 16 tbsp

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How to Convert Cups to Tablespoons

To convert a measurement in cups to a measurement in tablespoons, multiply the volume by the following conversion ratio: 16 tablespoons/cup.

Since one cup is equal to 16 tablespoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = cups × 16

The volume in tablespoons is equal to the volume in cups multiplied by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to tablespoons using the formula above.
tablespoons = (5 c × 16) = 80 tbsp
conversion scale showing cups and equivalent tablespoons volume values

How Many Tablespoons Are in a Cup?

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 c = 16 tbsp

For fractional cups, such as those used in cooking and baking, multiply the fraction by 16 to convert the measurement to tablespoons. If you have a fraction of a cup, multiplying it by 16 gives you the equivalent volume in tablespoons.

You can also use the following quick conversions:

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

What Is a Cup?

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 standard cup is equal to 236.588 milliliters, but for nutrition labeling, one cup is defined as 240 milliliters.[1] To further confuse things, a metric cup is equal to 250 mL, while in Japan, a cup is equivalent to only 200 mL.

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 Tablespoon?

A tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[2] One tablespoon is equal to 14.7868 milliliters, but for nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is rounded to 15 milliliters.[1]

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.

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Cup to Tablespoon Conversion Table

Table showing various 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


  1. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures,
  2. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon,

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