Conversion Chart

As a kid I always used the American/Imperial measuring system aka cups when it came to baking. But as I got older and got more into baking, I also got more into the metric system aka grams and ounces. It was more precise, consistent, and made for easy clean up. All you need is a scale and you are good to go.


However, in my recipes I tend to jump back and forth between cups, grams, and ounces. As a reader/fellow cook, I know that can be annoying. I just find that its easier to use cups in some recipes rather than to use grams so I decided to create this list of some of my more used ingredients and convert them into both ounces and grams (if applicable). So if you have a scale or not, hopeful this chart helps you out and you are still able to try out any recipes you find here on threehungrybellies. I'll most likely add on to this list as I create more recipes.


Conversion Chart


1 cup of all purpose  flour, 4.25 ounces, 120 grams 

1 cup almond flour, 3 ⅜ ounce, 96 grams 

1 cup almond meal, 3 ounces, 84 grams

1 teaspoon baking powder, 4 grams 

1 teaspoon baking soda, 6 grams 

1 cup of brown sugar, 7 ½ ounces, 213 grams

1 stick of butter, 4 ounces, 113 grams 

1 cup buttermilk, 8 ounces, 227 grams

1 cup of chocolate chips, 6 ounces, 170 grams 

1 cup of chopped chocolate, 6 ounces, 170 grams

1 cup of chopped walnuts, 4 ounces, 113 grams 

½ cup of cocoa powder, 1 ½ ounce, 42 grams 

2 cups of confectioner’s sugar, 8 ounces, 227 grams 

¼ cup of cornstarch, 1 ounce, 28 grams

1 cup of cream cheese, 8 ounces, 227 grams 

¼ cup dried fruit powder, 1 ounce, 28 grams

¼ cup of dried nonfat milk powder, ¾ ounce, 21 grams

1 cup fresh berries, 6 ounces, 170 grams

1 cup frozen berries, 5 ounces, 142 grams 

1 tablespoon honey, 3/4 ounce, 21 grams

1 cup of heavy cream (includes light or half & half), 8 ounces, 227 grams

¼ cup of jam or preserves, 3 ounces, 85 grams

1 cup rolled oats, 3 1/2 ounces, 99 grams

1 cup of oil, 224 grams, 8 ounces

1 cup of raspberries, 4.25 ounces, 120 grams

1 cup of sugar, 7 ounces, 198 grams 

½ cup of yogurt, 4 ounces, 113.5 grams


Things I Honestly Don't Measure & Neither Should You

1 tablespoon of  lemon zest, zest the whole lemon and call it a day

½ teaspoon of salt, big pinch

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, a splash 



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