Convert Pounds to Cups

Enter the butter in pounds below to get the value converted to cups.

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1 lb = 2 c
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How to Convert Pounds to Cups

To convert a pound measurement to a cup measurement, multiply the butter by the conversion ratio. One pound is equal to 2 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

cups = pounds × 2

The butter in cups is equal to the pounds multiplied by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to cups using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 2) = 10 c

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


Butter in the US is most commonly sold by the pound, which contains 4 sticks, or 16 ounces.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of butter. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.


One cup of butter is equal to 2 sticks, or 1/2 pound.

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.

Pound Measurements and Equivalent Cup Conversions

Common pound values converted to the equivalent cup value
Pounds Cups
1 lb 2 c
2 lb 4 c
3 lb 6 c
4 lb 8 c
5 lb 10 c
6 lb 12 c
7 lb 14 c
8 lb 16 c
9 lb 18 c
10 lb 20 c
11 lb 22 c
12 lb 24 c
13 lb 26 c
14 lb 28 c
15 lb 30 c
16 lb 32 c
17 lb 34 c
18 lb 36 c
19 lb 38 c
20 lb 40 c
21 lb 42 c
22 lb 44 c
23 lb 46 c
24 lb 48 c
25 lb 50 c
26 lb 52 c
27 lb 54 c
28 lb 56 c
29 lb 58 c
30 lb 60 c
31 lb 62 c
32 lb 64 c
33 lb 66 c
34 lb 68 c
35 lb 70 c
36 lb 72 c
37 lb 74 c
38 lb 76 c
39 lb 78 c
40 lb 80 c

More Pound Butter Conversions

Butter Volume
Convert to Sticks Of Butter
1 lb is equal to 4 sticks of butter
Convert to Tablespoons
1 lb is equal to 32 tablespoons
Convert to Teaspoons
1 lb is equal to 96 teaspoons
Convert to Milliliters
1 lb is equal to 473.17648 milliliters
Butter Weight
Convert to Ounces
1 lb is equal to 16 ounces
Convert to Grams
1 lb is equal to 453.5936 grams

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

Convert units of length, weight, volume, and area between imperial and metric measures

Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.