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 = 1/16 c

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How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Cups

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

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

cups = tablespoons ÷ 16

The flour in cups is equal to the flour 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

Should You 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 ingredients. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredients being added.

For these reasons, a food scale, rather than measuring cups or spoons, is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking. For recipes that call for measurements in volume, professional bakers use a whisk to aerate flour that's been stored in a bag or canister before measuring since flour will settle when stored and weigh heavier even in the same-sized measuring cup.

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

What Is a Tablespoon?

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 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?

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 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.

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