Convert Tablespoons of Butter to Cups

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

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16 tbsp = 1 c

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How to Convert Tablespoons to Cups

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

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

cups = tablespoons ÷ 16

The butter in cups is equal to the butter in tablespoons divided by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to cups using the formula above.
cups = (5 tbsp ÷ 16) = 0.3125 c
conversion scale showing tablespoons and equivalent cups butter values

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

What Is a Tablespoon?

One tablespoon of butter is equal to 1/8 of a stick or 1/2 ounce.

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.

Learn more about tablespoons.

What Is a Cup?

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

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.

Tablespoon to Cup Conversion Table

Table showing various tablespoon measurements converted to cups.
Tablespoons Cups
1 tbsp 0.0625 c
2 tbsp 0.125 c
3 tbsp 0.1875 c
4 tbsp 0.25 c
5 tbsp 0.3125 c
6 tbsp 0.375 c
7 tbsp 0.4375 c
8 tbsp 0.5 c
9 tbsp 0.5625 c
10 tbsp 0.625 c
11 tbsp 0.6875 c
12 tbsp 0.75 c
13 tbsp 0.8125 c
14 tbsp 0.875 c
15 tbsp 0.9375 c
16 tbsp 1 c
17 tbsp 1.0625 c
18 tbsp 1.125 c
19 tbsp 1.1875 c
20 tbsp 1.25 c
21 tbsp 1.3125 c
22 tbsp 1.375 c
23 tbsp 1.4375 c
24 tbsp 1.5 c
25 tbsp 1.5625 c
26 tbsp 1.625 c
27 tbsp 1.6875 c
28 tbsp 1.75 c
29 tbsp 1.8125 c
30 tbsp 1.875 c
31 tbsp 1.9375 c
32 tbsp 2 c
33 tbsp 2.0625 c
34 tbsp 2.125 c
35 tbsp 2.1875 c
36 tbsp 2.25 c
37 tbsp 2.3125 c
38 tbsp 2.375 c
39 tbsp 2.4375 c
40 tbsp 2.5 c

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