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Grams to Cups Converter [Cooking Calculator + Charts]



Last Updated: Jan 25, 2023

Quick Answer

How many grams are in a cup?

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

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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

You 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 are looking 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 grams = 500 / (236.588236 × 0.91) =  2.32 cups

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.

Butter conversion chart

Butter is one of those ingredients that 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 57 grams
1/3 cup 76 grams
1/2 cup 113 grams
1 cup 227 grams
Source: Allrecipes

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 per cup. Keep in mind that the exact conversion will vary depending on the type of flour you use.

Cups Grams
1/4 cup 34 grams
1/3 cup 45 grams
1/2 cup 68 grams
1 cup 136 grams
Source: Allrecipes

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
Source: Allrecipes

White sugar

Cups Grams
2 tablespoons 25 grams
1/4 cup 50 grams
1/3 cup 67 grams
1/2 cup 100 grams
2/3 cup 134 grams
3/4 cup 150 grams
1 cup 201 grams
Source: Allrecipes

Liquid conversion chart

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

Cups Grams
2 tablespoons 43 grams
1/4 cup 85 grams
1/3 cup 113 grams
1/2 cup 170 grams
2/3 cup 227 grams
3/4 cup 255 grams
1 cup 340 grams
Source: Allrecipes

Baking printable

It takes a certain level of precision when it comes to following a recipe. Check out our baking printable below to convert common ingredients with ease.

baking ingredient conversion printable
baking and conversion chart

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