Baking Conversion Charts


   I have loved baking and eating cookies and cakes since I've known myself. This is thanks to my mother, who is an excellent cooker and baker, and she always allowed me to help her out in the kitchen. Back in the days, all we had was my mom's and granny's recipe notebooks. Everything was simple because we know the measurement every recipe had, and there was no need for something like a Baking Conversion Chart. 
   Nowadays, thanks to the internet, there are plenty of recipes out there. And at the same time, there are many different measurements available for the ingredients. If you read the "About Me" corner, you know that I am from Europe, Romania; to be more precise, Transilvania (the land of Dracula 😊). I baked all my life measuring my ingredients using milliliters and grams.


   Then I wanted to try out more recipes from all around the world. Although most of the recipes were easy to work with, I got very confused when it came to measuring the ingredients. So very confused! Sometimes it would take me as much as half an hour to make the baking conversions and to make sure that I measured everything correctly. 
   That is why I decided to write this post. I know how measuring the ingredients in other metric that you are used to can be very confusing. It could even make you want to give up to that delicious recipe, not having the time and patience to make the conversions. 



   Measuring the ingredients correctly according to a given recipe gives you the success of perfect baking. Estimating or wrongly measuring the ingredients, even slightly, can end up in a baking disaster. Please remember that you should always follow a recipe unless you want to make baking experiments. 

   Before you even think of baking something, you should make sure that you have the proper measuring utensils. I will have another post showing you my favorite measuring "tools".

    I prepared for you some basic baking conversion charts. Furthermore, I prepared a free printable list. This contains the most commonly used ingredients in baking, in a friendly and easy printable chart. All you have to do is subscribe to my blog, and you will receive in your email the baking conversion charts.

     First, let's start with the most common volume conversions:


CupsMillilitersSpoonsOunces
1 cup240 ml16 tablespoon8 oz
3/4 cup180 ml12 tablespoons6 oz
1/2 cup120 ml8 tablespoons4 oz
1/3 cup80 ml5 tablespoons2 2/3 oz
1/4 cup60 ml4 tablespoons2 oz

TablespoonTeaspoonOuncesMilliliters
pinch/dash2/3 drops (liquid)
less than 1/8 teaspoon (dry)
1 tablespoon3 teaspoons1/2 oz15 ml
2 tablespoons6 teaspoons1 oz30 ml

   Now that you have the basic conversion charts, let me show you the conversion charts for the basic baking ingredients, such as flour, granulated white sugar, brown sugar and butter.


FlourCupsGramsOunces
1 cup150 gr5.3 oz
1/2 cup75 gr2.6 oz
1/3 cup50 gr1.8 oz
1/4 cup40 gr1.3 oz

* This conversion chart is for all purpose flour, and it's the same measurement as for the confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)


Granulated SugarCupsGramsOunces
1 cup200 gr7 oz
1/2 cup100 gr3.5 oz
1/3 cup65 gr2.29 oz
1/4 cup50 gr1.78 oz


ButterCupsGramsOunces
1 cup225gr8 oz
1/2 cup115 gr4 oz / 1 stick
1/3 cup75 gr2.7 oz 
1/4 cup55 gr2 oz

   I also prepared for you a conversion chart including the most commonly oven temperatures used: 


FahrenheitCelsiuss
225 F100 C
300 F150 C
325 F160 C
350 F180 C
375 F190 C
400 F200 C
425 F220 C
450 F230 C
550 F290 C


   Now, I know that at first sight, all my baking conversion charts might seem a little bit confusing and overwhelming. It definitely was for me. But as time passed, and as much as I worked with other measurements, I realized that all I needed was more experience. Don't let these little differences stop you for baking those delicious cookies, cakes or anything else. Roll up your sleeves, and get to baking. 
   Subscribe to my blog to get 3 amazing free printable baking conversion charts  that will surely help you out You can print them, and let them make your baking process more easier. Don't forget to share this with your friends and family!

   Happy Baking!



 

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41 comments :

  1. My future father-in-law showed me a "weight vs. volume" video related to baking a couple of years ago and I became a convert. Baking via "weight" makes so much sense as it doesn't vary. "Volume" can vary way too much. The conversion charts are so great. I still need them to this day!

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  2. This is SO helpful! You have no idea how many times I've Googled how much 10oz is or how many ml a normal cup has.

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  3. This is so helpful, thank you for sharing these charts. We don't use ounces or grams in Canada so converting can always be a hassle, good to have this in one place.

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  4. I'll keep this in mind. I am terrible in the kitchen, so I could use any help I can get. Now I feel like making some cookies!

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  5. Baking is a science and you do need to measure to get good results. These charts are very helpful for me.

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  6. As much as I want to be a pastry chef, I feel like it's complicated. I really believe that it's not good for my diet hahaha This is pretty good info. Need to practice for Valentine's Day!

    Xo
    Candace
    Http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  7. Having a conversions chart is so handy when using the internet for recipes as they are all different so thanks for this!!

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  8. What a fantastic and useful idea - as a food blogger, I think this is a wonderful tool. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Not much into baking myself but there are times I try. I wish I could bake those beautiful things that I end up seeing in the cafes around me. Oh well, I guess I can start small. I love that you have provided the conversion charts. I always get confused as to how much I need to use.

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  10. I know how to make a cake from scratch I just havent in a long time. This is good advice!

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  11. thanks for this, I use grams because I live in Europe and for some people can be confusing.

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  12. When it comes to baking, I'll agree that unless you've measured the ingredients correctly, you might be surprised by how bad your cake or cookie turns out like. So for sure, I'll keep that in mind always.

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  13. Your conversion guide has made things really simpler for many of us. Thanks for useful information.

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  14. This is definitely a handy tip. My son and I was making apple crumble only a few days ago and none of us wanted to dirty the kitchen scale (haha!) so this would have come in really handy.

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  15. Very interesting to change the method of measurements for baking. I will definitely have to try.

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  16. It looks so good that I need to try it out today for sure.
    Thank you for writing about this.

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  17. This is so handy! Every time we bake, I find myself googling the conversions!

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  18. Very often, i am faced with US metrics instead of the regular ones and I never know how to convert them. This charts are great for that!

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  19. I am always googling measurement questions myself. This is helpful.

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  20. Great information on baking formulas and measurement guidance! I love to bake but I would need to refer to this post often!

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  21. This is a great reference post. So many times I end up googling measurement guides for help.

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  22. These baking conversion charts are so helpful. Thanks for sharing this.

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  23. I've never done baking because I always get confused with the measurements. This conversion chat is really helpful for people like me.

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  24. You are the best! I live in Vienna, Austria so when I bake USA recipes I am always trying to convert. This is fantastic!

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  25. This is excellent information. Thank you so much for the charts. These charts will help a lot with baking. Thanks.

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  26. This information is very helpful to know if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. All of my cookbooks have baking conversion charts and that helps in case I'm not able to get on my phone while cooking or baking. -Jessica Martin

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  27. One of my goals this year is to bake more and I am saving this post which will help me a lot.

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  28. The first time I encounter this conversion is back in grade school during my Home Economics class with a very terror teacher. Gladly I passed the exam and learned the many measurements. Now I forgot! :D

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  29. This is so useful as I'm always confused when baking. We don't use cups as much in the UK so I tend to just ask my alexa x

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  30. Great information. The conversion charts are super helpful. I found all these confusing until now.

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  31. I just recently started to enjoy baking! It's so fun to try new recipes!

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  32. This is so helpful! I get confused with measurements too because some ingredients are packaged using the metric system and others using the English system. I am downloading and printing these charts as a guide.

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  33. The recipe sounds really great and truly it is worth a try. And I will give it a try.

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  34. This is so useful as baking is such a precise thing when it comes to baking. Although I prefer to have weight when it comes to baking as it seems to do better.

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  35. Most of the time I've searching google for conversion. Your post it really helps a lot thanks for sharing.

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  36. This is super helpful! I get so confused with different measurements as everyone does it in different ways!

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  37. This is really helpful. I still get confused with the baking conversions so, will print this one out for future reference. Thank you so much for sharing. Subscribing to your blog to get the baking conversion charts.

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  38. Volume and weight conversions are an important tool to have in the kitchen. When halving or doubling a recipe, making the correct conversions can make or break your final results. This is a great help.

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  39. Baking can be the most precise things when it comes to cooking. I can definitely use this conversion charts for baking. Thanks so much. Weights work so great in baking.

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  40. Thank you for this! So helpful for me as I started trying to bake some cakes.

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  41. Oh gosh! This is so handy. Sometimes I have NO IDEA what the conversion is. And baking can be really touchy sometimes for sure!

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