Kitchen Tips

Single cup vs weight in grams for common ingredients

Not all cups weigh the same – it depends what you put in them. It's useful having this conversion guide on hand when you're baking to make sure you're getting the correct measurements every time.

The correct way to measure ingredients

Liquids should be measured in a marked jug; stand it on a flat surface, then check it at eye level for accuracy. Spoon and cup measurements should be levelled off with a knife or spatula. When measuring ingredients such as honey or syrup, warm the cup or spoon in hot water then dry it completely before pouring in the honey or syrup.

Almonds

Coarsely chopped almonds: 1 cup = 160 grams
Finely chopped almonds: 1 cup = 150 grams
Flaked almonds: 1 cup = 80 grams
Almond meal: 1 cup = 120 grams
Slivered almonds: 1 cup = 140 grams
Whole almonds (blanched): 1 cup = 160 grams
Try using your slivered almonds in this gorgeous nectarine and almond tart.

Apples

Dried apples, coarsely chopped: 1 cup = 60 grams
Canned apple pie mix: 1 cup = 225 grams

Apricots

Dried apricot halves: 1 cup = 150 grams
Dried apricots, coarsely chopped: 1 cup = 150 grams
Chopped glacé apricots: 1 cup = 250 grams
Canned apricots: 1 cup = 250 grams

Bran cereal

All-Bran: 1 cup = 70 grams
Flakes: 1 cup = 60 grams
Oat bran: 1 cup = 120 grams
Unprocessed: 1 cup = 120 grams
Add some fibre-packed bran into these tasty oat cookies for a filling mid-morning snack.

Breadcrumbs

Stale bread, blitzed: 1 cup = 70 grams
Packaged breadcrumbs: 1 cup = 100 grams

Breakfast cereals

Corn flakes: 1 cup = 40 grams
Natural muesli: 1 cup = 110 grams
Rice Bubbles: 1 cup = 35 grams
Toasted muesli: 1 cup = 130 grams

Cheese

Cheddar cheese, grated coarsely: 1 cup = 120 grams
Cottage cheese: 1 cup = 200 grams
Mascarpone cheese: 1 cup = 250 grams
Mozzarella, grated coarsely: 1 cup = 100 grams
Parmesan, flaked: 1 cup = 80 grams
Parmesan, grated finely: 1 cup= 80 grams
Ricotta cheese: 1 cup = 240 grams

Cherries

Whole glacé cherries: 1 cup = 200 grams
Stoneless canned cherries, drained: 1 cup = 200 grams

Chocolate

Coarsely chopped chocolate: 1 cup = 175 grams
Finely chopped chocolate: 1 cup = 180 grams
Grated chocolate: 1 cup = 100 grams
Chocolate chips: 1 cup = 190 grams
Chocolate melts: 1 cup = 150 grams
Cocoa powder: 1 cup = 100 grams

Coconut

Desiccated coconut: 1 cup = 80 grams
Flaked coconut: 1 cup = 50 grams
Shredded coconut: 1 cup = 75 grams
Embrace the goodness of coconut in these white chocolate and coconut trufffles.

Condiments and sauces

Chutney: 1 cup = 320 grams
Curry paste: 1 cup = 300 grams
Marmalade: 1 cup = 340 grams
Mayonnaise: 1 cup = 300 grams
Relish: 1 cup = 280 grams

Dairy products

Crème fraîche: 1 cup = 240 grams
Custard powder: 1 cup = 125 grams
Milk powder: 1 cup = 100 grams
Sour cream: 1 cup = 240 grams
Yoghurt: 1 cup = 280 grams

Dried fruit

Currants: 1 cup = 160 grams
Dates, seeded, dried: 1 cup = 140 grams
Dried cranberries: 1 cup = 130 grams
Mixed dried fruit: 1 cup = 160 grams
Mixed peel: 1 cup = 170 grams
Prunes, with seeds: 1 cup = 180 grams
Raisins: 1 cup = 180 grams
Seeded prunes: 1 cup = 170 grams
Sultanas: 1 cup = 160 grams
Add your beautiful dried fruit into this wonderfully moist gluten-free steamed pudding.

Flours

Plain, self-raising flour: 1 cup = 150 grams
Wholemeal, self-raising flour: 1 cup = 160 grams
Bread flour: 1 cup = 160 grams
Buckwheat flour: 1 cup = 150 grams
Chickpea (besan) flour: 1 cup = 150 grams
Cornflour: 1 cup = 150 grams
Gluten-free flour (plain and self-raising): 1 cup = 135 grams
Lentil flour: 1 cup = 150 grams
Maize flour: 1 cup = 180 grams
Oatmeal (fine or medium grind): 1 cup = 140 grams
Potato flour: 1 cup = 150 grams
Rice flour: 1 cup = 200 grams
Rye flour: 1 cup = 125 grams
Semolina flour: 1 cup = 180 grams
Soya flour: 1 cup = 125 grams
Use your flour measurement knowledge and create this beautiful strawberries and cream sponge cake.

Nuts

Brazil nuts
Whole Brazil nuts: 1 cup = 160 grams
Cashews
Whole cashews: 1 cup = 150 grams
Peanuts
Whole peanuts: 1 cup = 140 grams
Crushed peanuts: 1 cup = 140 grams
Peanut butter: 1 cup = 280 grams
Pecans
Whole pecans: 1 cup = 120 grams
Ground pecans: 1 cup = 110 grams
Pine Nuts
Whole pine nuts: 1 cup = 155 grams
Pistachios
Pistachios whole in shell: 1 cup = 175 grams
Shelled pistachios: 1 cup = 140 grams
Ground pistachios: 1 cup = 130 grams
Walnuts
Whole walnuts: 1 cup = 100 grams
Ground: 1 cup = 120 grams

Ginger

Glacé ginger: 1 cup = 230 grams
Pickled pink: 1 cup = 280 grams
Crystallised ginger: 1 cup = 220 grams

Olives

Olives with seeds: 1 cup = 160 grams
Olives, seeds removed: 1 cup = 120 grams

Pasta

Risoni pasta: 1 cup = 220 grams
Small macaroni pasta: 1 cup = 180 grams

Peaches

Dried peach halves: 1 cup = 150 grams
Coarsely chopped dried peaches: 1 cup = 150 grams
Finely chopped dried peaches: 1 cup = 160 grams
Whole glacé peaches : 1 cup = 250 grams
Chopped glacé peachs: 1 cup = 250 grams
Canned peaches, drained: : 1 cup = 260g

Sugar and other sweeteners

Sugar
White sugar: 1 cup = 220 grams
Raw sugar: 1 cup = 220 grams
Demerara sugar: 1 cup = 220 grams
Brown sugar, firmly packed: 1 cup = 220 grams
Icing sugar: 1 cup = 160 grams
Palm sugar: 1 cup = 270 grams
Other sweeteners
Glucose, liquid: 1 cup = 350 grams
Golden syrup: 1 cup = 350 grams
Honey: 1 cup = 360 grams
Jam: 1 cup = 320 grams
Molasses: 1 cup = 370 grams
Treacle: 1 cup = 360 grams

Tomatoes

Tomato paste: 1 cup = 280 grams
Tomato puree: 1 cup = 280 grams
Pasta sauce: 1 cup = 260 grams
Sun-dried and semi-dried tomatoes in oil, drained: 1 cup = 150 grams
Sun-dried tomatoes without oil: 1 cup = 60 grams

Wheat, grains and legumes

Arrowroot: 1 cup = 150 grams
Barley: 1 cup = 200 grams
Beans/peas, dried: 1 cup = 200 grams
Burghul: 1 cup = 160 grams
Couscous: 1 cup = 200 grams
Frozen mixed berries: 1 cup = 150 grams
Lentils: 1 cup = 200 grams
Millet: 1 cup = 200 grams
Polenta: 1 cup = 170 grams
Quinoa flakes: 1 cup = 200 grams
Rice: 1 cup = 200 grams
Rolled oats: 1 cup = 90g
Sago: 1 cup = 200 grams
Semolina: 1 cup = 160 grams
Wheat germ: 1 cup = 100 grams

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