Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Cups
Enter the amount of sugar in tablespoons below to get the value converted to cups.
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:
The sugar in cups is equal to the sugar in tablespoons divided by 16.
Should I 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 vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. 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.
This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.
Tablespoons and cups are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What is a Tablespoon?
A tablespoon of sugar is equal to 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup. A tablespoon is a measure of sugar 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 sugar volume. One cup of sugar 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.