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Baking Ingredient Conversions

Check our handy charts to find conversions for commonly used ingredients.

How much does a cup of flour weigh? The answer depends upon the type of flour you're using. Unless you have a kitchen scale, you may need weight and volume conversions.

 

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Proper ingredient measurements are especially important in baking where precision counts. An incorrect measurement can throw off a ratio and ruin a recipe.

Dry Goods

All-Purpose Flour: 1 cup = 4.5 oz

Bread Flour: 1 cup = 4.8 oz

Cake Flour: 1 cup = 3.9 oz

Pastry Flour: 1 cup = 4.25 oz

Whole Wheat Flour: 1 cup = 4.25

Cornmeal, coarse: 1 cup = 4.85 oz

Cornmeal, fine: 1 cup = 6.3 oz

Oats, rolled: 1 cup = 3 oz

Walnuts, chopped: 1 cup = 4.3 oz

Walnut/pecan halves: 1 cup = 3.5 oz

Coconut, dry shredded: 1 cup = 2.5 oz

Chocolate Chips: 1 cup = 5.35 oz

Eggs and Dairy

Egg: one large egg = 1.7 oz

Egg Yolk: one egg yolk = .7 oz

Butter: 1 cup = 8 oz

Milk: 1 cup = 8 oz.

Heavy Cream: 1 cup = 8.4 oz

Cream Cheese: 1 cup = 8.2 oz

Sour Cream/Yogurt: 1 cup = 8.6 oz

Sugars, Syrups and Oils

Granulated Sugar: 1 cup = 7.1 oz

Brown Sugar, packed: 1 cup = 7.75 oz

Powdered Sugar, sifted: 1 cup = 3.6 oz

Powdered Sugar, unsifted: 1 cup = 4.4

Corn Syrup: 1 cup = 11.5 oz

Honey: 1 cup = 12 oz

Molasses: 1 cup = 11.6 oz

Vegetable Oil: 1 cup = 7.7 oz

Solid Shortening: 1 cup =7.25 oz


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