# Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Cups

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

## Result in Cups:

1 tbsp = 0.0625 c
1 tbsp = 1/16 c

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## How to Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Cups

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

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

cups = tablespoons ÷ 16

The sugar in cups is equal to the sugar 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 Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

## What Is a Tablespoon?

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

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.