Convert Grams of Flour to Cups

Enter the amount of flour in grams below to get the value converted to cups.

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1 g = 0.008 c
1 g ≈ 1/8 c

How to Convert Grams of Flour to Cups

To convert a gram measurement to a cup measurement, divide the flour by the conversion ratio. One cup of flour is equal to 125 grams, so use this simple formula to convert:

cups = grams ÷ 125

The flour in cups is equal to the grams divided by 125.

For example, here's how to convert 500 grams to cups using the formula above.
500 g = (500 ÷ 125) = 4 c

While most experts suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight for improved precision,[1] not all recipes call for ingredients by weight and when they do we might not all have a scale handy. Because flours vary in density, it might not be immediately clear how to convert between a weight and volume measurement.

The table below can help with the conversion, and shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of flour, by type.

Flour Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Gram measurements and equivalent cups measurements for various types of flour.
Grams Cups (A.P. Flour) Cups (Bread Flour) Cups (Cake Flour) Cups (Rye Flour) Cups (Wheat Flour)
5 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c
10 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c
15 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/8 c
20 g 1/8 c 1/8 c 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/8 c
25 g 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/4 c
30 g 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/4 c
35 g 1/4 c 1/4 c 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/3 c
40 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/3 c
45 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/2 c 1/2 c 1/3 c
50 g 1/3 c 1/3 c 1/2 c 1/2 c 1/2 c
55 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 1/2 c 1/2 c 1/2 c
60 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 2/3 c 2/3 c 1/2 c
65 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 2/3 c 2/3 c 1/2 c
70 g 1/2 c 1/2 c 2/3 c 2/3 c 1/2 c
75 g 2/3 c 2/3 c 3/4 c 3/4 c 2/3 c
80 g 2/3 c 2/3 c 3/4 c 3/4 c 2/3 c
85 g 2/3 c 2/3 c 3/4 c 3/4 c 2/3 c
90 g 3/4 c 3/4 c 3/4 c 3/4 c 3/4 c
95 g 3/4 c 3/4 c 3/4 c 3/4 c 3/4 c
100 g 3/4 c 3/4 c 1 c 3/4 c 3/4 c

Should I Measure Flour by Weight or Volume?

Most experts agree that dry ingredients like flour should be measured by weight rather than volume, especially in baking. The reason for this is that flours vary slightly in density, so a volume measurement will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredient being added.

For these reasons, a food scale is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking, rather than a cup or tablespoon.

Grams and cups are both units used to measure flour. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Grams

One gram is 1/1000 of a kilogram. One gram of flour is equal to roughly 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds. A gram is a measure of flour weight.

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of flour in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g, for example 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

Cups

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

The cup is a US customary unit of flour. 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.

References

  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method.html