Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Cups

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

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1 tbsp = 0.0625 c
1 tbsp ≈ 1/8 c

How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Cups

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

cups = tablespoons ÷ 16

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to cups using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 ÷ 16) = 0.3125 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.

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

Tablespoons

A tablespoon of flour is equal to 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup. A tablespoon is a measure of flour volume.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of flour. 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.

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.