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Grams to Cups Converter [Cooking Calculator + Charts]

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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024

Quick Answer

How many grams are in a cup?

There are 250 grams in 1 cup according to the metric system.

Measuring cup? Check! Baking dish? Check! Dry and liquid ingredients? Check! It’s time to put your baking skills to the test by trying the latest buttermilk recipe or TikTok trend. But how can you be sure you’re measuring your ingredients accurately? Check out our grams to cups calculator or one of our helpful charts below for more accurate baking.

Grams to cups converter

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Exact brand ingredient densities will vary. Conversions using our ingredient list are approximate. Results rounded to max 2 decimal places.

How to convert grams to cups

Convert grams to cups by dividing the weight of the ingredient in grams by 236.588236 times the density of the ingredient. Check out the example below to see how the formula for the conversion works.

Example: You want to convert 500 grams of butter to cups, which has a density of 0.91 grams. Using our formula, you would get 2.32 cups.
500 / (236.588236 × 0.91) =  2.32 cups

How to convert cups to grams

Convert cups to grams by multiplying the weight of the ingredient in cups by 236.588236 times the density of the ingredient. Check out the example below to see how the formula for the conversion works.

Example: You want to convert 2 cups of butter to grams, which has a density of 0.91 grams. Using our formula, you would get 430.59 grams.
2 × (236.588236 × 0.91) = 430.59 grams

How to calculate ingredient density

You can find the ingredient density by dividing the mass of the object by the volume. While this may sound like a lengthy process, you can use an ingredient weight chart that lists out the numbers you may need to convert grams to cups.

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How many grams are in a cup?

According to the metric system, there are 250 grams in 1 cup. However, it may vary depending on the type of ingredient you’re putting in your measuring cup — you’ll need to find the density of your ingredients if you’re looking for the proper conversion factor.

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Butter conversion chart

Butter is one of those ingredients you will most likely need to convert from grams to cups when baking. Check out this butter conversion chart to estimate how many cups you’ll need.

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 54 grams
1/3 cup 72 grams
1/2 cup 107 grams
1 cup 215 grams

Flour conversion chart

Flour is an ingredient that can alter the texture of any recipe if you add too much or too little. Reference this flour conversion chart to calculate how many grams of flour are in a cup. Keep in mind that the exact conversion will vary depending on the type of flour you use.

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 31 grams
1/3 cup 41 grams
1/2 cup 62 grams
1 cup 125 grams

Sugar conversion chart

Did you know that white sugar and brown sugar have different densities? Check out these grams to cups estimates for granulated white sugar and packed brown sugar.

Brown sugar

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 55 grams
1/3 cup 73 grams
1/2 cup 110 grams
1 cup 220 grams

White sugar

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 42 grams
1/3 cup 53 grams
1/2 cup 83 grams
1 cup 166 grams

Liquid sweetener conversion chart

Use this conversion chart to find out how to convert your syrup, honey and molasses for more accurate measurements.

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 82 grams
1/3 cup 109 grams
1/2 cup 163 grams
2/3 cup 217 grams
3/4 cup 245 grams
1 cup 326 grams

Rice conversion chart

Brown rice and white rice have different ingredient densities. Use these charts to easily convert grams to cups.

Brown rice

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 42 grams
1/3 cup 57 grams
1/2 cup 85 grams
2/3 cup 113 grams
3/4 cup 127 grams
1 cup 170 grams

White rice

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 49 grams
1/3 cup 66 grams
1/2 cup 99 grams
2/3 cup 132 grams
3/4 cup 148 grams
1 cup 198 grams

Baking printable

Following a recipe takes a certain level of precision. Check out our baking printable below to convert common ingredients with ease.

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Additional baking and cooking resources

Check out these additional baking and cooking resources to smooth out the process.

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