Super Easy Method of How Many Tablespoons in a Cup

The concept of conversion can be explained as an exchange from one unit of measurement to another, without a change in the amount or size. In this article, we have tried to help you in understanding the conversion of two cooking measurement units: cups and tablespoons.

Cooking units can only be measured in weight, quantity or volume. There are different ways to measure different ingredients. For instance, liquid ingredients, such as milk and water are measured by volume. Dry ingredients are measured by weight in most countries, and by volume in Australia and North America. Small quantities of these dry ingredients are measured by volume. Meats are measured by weight or count in all over the world, and eggs are specified by count. Vegetables and fruits are quantified by weights or occasionally by counts.

What is ‘Cup’ in cooking measurements?

Cups normally used in a household can be different from the cup size used in recipes. A cup is used to quantify liquids and dry bulk ingredients. It’s a legally defined measurement unit in the United States and Liberia. One standard measuring cup is defined as 250 milliliters while one legal Cup in the U.S. is equal to 240 milliliters and Japanese cup is defined as 200 milliliters.

What is a ‘tablespoon’ in cooking measurements?

A tablespoon is a large spoon used for serving in most countries and for eating in Canada. In recipes, a tablespoon (commonly abbreviated as T or tbsp.) is used as a measurement of volume. A United Sates tablespoon is 14.7 milliliters, a United Kingdom tablespoon is 15 milliliters, and an Australian tablespoon is 20 milliliter.

Cup to Tablespoon Conversion

When you are trying a new dessert recipe to please your stomach, every ingredient needs to be used in the right quantity otherwise, all you can expect is a disaster. If you are baking something and the ingredients are mentioned in tablespoons, it’s normally not easy to convert them to cups. So, here we have shared some commonly used conversions of tablespoons to a cup.

Cup Tablespoon // Cup Tablespoon

1 16 // 5.25 84

¼ 4 // 5.5 88

½ 8 // 5.75 92

¾ 12 // 6 96

1.25 20 // 6.25 100

1.5 24 // 6.5 104

1.75 28 // 6.75 108

2 32 // 7 112

2.25 36 // 7.25 116

2.5 40 // 7.5 120

2.75 44 // 7.75 124

3 48 // 8 128

3.25 52 // 8.25 132

3.5 56 // 8.5 136

3.75 60 // 8.75 140

4 64 // 9 144

4.25 68 // 9.25 148

4.5 72 // 9.5 152

4.75 46 // 9.75 156

5 80 // 10 160

It’s hard to memorize the whole table but just keep in mind that one cup is equal to 16 tablespoons and one tablespoon is equal to 1/16 cups. This super easy method of how many tablespoons in a cup will assist you a lot in your kitchen.

However, these conversions vary in different regions because the size of the cup and the size of the tablespoon are different in different countries. For instance, in Canada, one cup is equal to 15 tablespoons, but if you live in America, your one cup will be equivalent to 16 tablespoons. So, always keep in mind your region and then convert the tablespoons in cups.