How many tablespoons in a cup

How many tablespoons in a cup

There is a diversity of system for measurements like U.S. Customary, Imperial, and natural units all over the world. We need to deal many different measurement like grams, ounce, cups, and tablespoons in our day to day life to make special food.

Because many recipes include grams in the directions, in addition to tablespoons, teaspoons, and cups. To make perfect dish we also need to know how many tablespoons in a cup. You can check here also How many grams in a teaspoon of sugar, salt and others.

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Why we should need perfect measurements?

All of your recipe for the desserts will be imperfect or be ruin if you don’t follow the exact measurements. Also in the restaurant chef always follow the particular quantities for a perfect dish. So for this exact quantities you must know about the all kinds of measurements things.

In this article you will be able to know about how many tablespoon in a cup or 1/3 or 2/3 cup. And how many tablespoons you need per each unit of measurement.

Conversions of tablespoons

16 tablespoons = 1 cup

12 tablespoons = 3/4 cups

8 tablespoons = 1/2 cups

6 tablespoons = 3/8 cups

4 tablespoons = 1/4 cups

2 tablespoons = 1/8 cups

1 tablespoon = 1/16 cups

So according to U.S. system 16 tablespoons unit volume equal to 1 U.S. cup.

Other hand also at home when you try to make a cake or pudding you need to put milk about 1/3 cup or 2/3 cup or something else. But you don’t have these types of measurement cups.

At that time if you know measurements of tablespoon in a cup then you easily get the actual results of 1/3 or 2/3 cups. For these cups you also have to know about the teaspoon. I.e. you also know how many teaspoon in a tablespoon.

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

So the 1/3, 2/3 and 1/6 cups measurements will be

5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cups

10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cups

2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 1/6 cups

Also here 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon.

20 tablespoons to cups

20 Tablespoons = 1.25 Cups

If we use teaspoon for these measurements then it will be

16 tablespoons + 12 teaspoons = 5/4 cup i.e. 1 and ¼ cups

10 tablespoons to cups

8 tablespoons = 1/2 cups

2 tablespoons = 1/8 cups

So 10 tablespoons = 5/8 cups

4.5 tablespoons to cups

4.5 tablespoons that is 4 and ½ tablespoons. To find this we also use here the teaspoon. Then

4 tablespoons = 1/4 cups

And ½ tablespoons = 1 and ½ teaspoons or 1/32 cups

So 4.5 Tablespoons = 9/32 cups or 0.28125 Cups

3 tablespoons to cups

2 tablespoons = 1/8 cups

1 tablespoon = 1/16 cups

So 3 tablespoons = 3/16 cups or 0.1875 Cups

How many tablespoons in a cup of butter

Butter is another ingredients for making delicious food. It measured by volume, sticks or weight. In United States butter measured by sticks, in British and European butter measured by weight and in Canada it’s measured by volume.

It also can be measure in cups but most of the time it measured by sticks.

In United States butter is mainly sold in packages of 1 pound or ½ pound. Also with these packages it divide into pre-wrapped sticks weighing 1/4 pound which is 4 ounce or 110g and also equals to ½ cup.

You can find the ounce measurements in how many ounce in a quart

In tablespoon measurements per stick equals to 8 tablespoons.

I.e., 8 tablespoons = 1 stick

As 8 tablespoons = 1 stick butter

8 tablespoons = ½ cups

So in cups measurements


1 stick butter                 ½ cups (4 ounce or 110g)

2 stick butter                1 cups (8 ounce or 220g)

½ stick butter               ¼ cups


Half stick of Butter ⅛ lb
1 stick of Butter  ¼ lb
2 sticks of Butter ½ lb
4 sticks of Butter 1 lb


Butter volume in tablespoons and teaspoons


Half stick of Butter 8 tbsp         24 tsp
1 Stick of Butter 16 tbsp        48 tsp
2 sticks of Butter 32 tbsp         96 tsp

For the master chef for having always all the food items made perfectly depends on measurements of their ingredients. If there is exact measure in how many tablespoons in a cups or a cup of butter it’s like an assurance   for them to make food perfectly.

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