Converting from one unit of measurement to another seems like it should be easy. However, it can be quite difficult when you’re in the middle of a recipe and needing to quickly perform math functions that your brain just isn’t set up to do. Or maybe it’s just me!
One of the most common questions is how to convert tablespoons (tbsp) to cups, and vice versa. This includes the smaller sizes, like 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 3/4 cups.
Understanding Tablespoons And Cup Measurement
Tablespoons and cups are utensils that measure volume, but not weight. Weight would be metrics such as grams, ounces, or pounds. While you can generally convert from weight to volume measurements, and back, it is not advised to do it if it’s not absolutely necessary.
Tablespoons and cups are commonly sold in a group of all different sizes.
How Many Tablespoons In 2/3 Cup?
Simply put, there are 10 2/3 tablespoons in 2/3 cup, and the number of tablespoons in a full cup is 16. Two-thirds of a tablespoon is equivalent to two teaspoons (tsp).
|10 2/3 tbsp||32 1/4 tsp||2/3 cup||5 1/3 fl oz|
Two tablespoons equal one fluid ounce; hence, 2/3 cup equals 5 and 1/3 fluid ounces.
The tablespoon (tbsp) is one of the most common US units of measurement. Based on this measurement, 1 tbsp equals 3 tsp and is approximately 15 milliliters in metric metrology.
|1 tbsp||3 tsp||15 mL|
These measuring units were originally used as eating utensils with volumes varying from 7 to 14 milliliters, but they were then re-standardized to the current customary units of measurement for culinary purposes.
It Is All About The Volume
Liquids are one of the simplest things to measure, since we can know their exact weight when measuring in ounces.
Liquids either occupy the whole space of a measuring vessel, which makes them much more accurate to measure.
1 cup equals 8 ounces of water.
Basic Tablespoons Conversion
This tablespoon to cup conversion table will help you understand what quantity of one measurement is equivalent to another.
1 tbsp = 3 tsp = 1/16 cup = 0.5 fluid ounces = 14.7867648 mL/g
This means that 2/3 cup equals about 5 1/3 fluid ounces (fl oz).
|1/6 cup||2 tbsp + 1 tsp||1.33 fl. oz||39.4 g|
|1/4 cup||4 tbsp||2 fl. oz||59.15 g|
|1/3 cup||5 tbsp + 1 tsp||2.33 fl. oz||75.7 g|
|1/2 cup||8 tbsp||4 fl. oz||113.4 g|
|2/3 cup||10 tbsp + 2 tsp||5.33 fl. oz||151.4 g|
|1 cup||16 tbsp||8 fl. oz||226.8 g|
Common Questions about Measurements
- How many tablespoons in half cup (1/2 cup)?
According to the conversion table above, there are 8 tablespoons in 1/2 cup. If you wonder about the conversion of 1/2 tablespoons to cups (tbsp to cups), simply follow the calculation, and you will get the answer: 1/2 tablespoons equal 1/32 cups.
- How many tablespoons in 1/4 cup?
Without our conversion table, it is quite challenging for you to know 1/4 cup equals how many tablespoons. The answer is right here. There are 4 tablespoons in 1 4 cup /2 fluid ounces/59.15 grams.
- How many tablespoons in 1/3 cup butter?
There are 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of butter in 1/3 of a cup / 2.33 fluid ounces / 75.7 grams.
- How many tablespoons equal a cup?
The answer is so easy. You will need 16 tablespoons to fill 1 cup, which means there are 16 tablespoons per cup. How about 1 tablespoon to cups? Simply reverse the calculation; we will have the result: 1 tablespoon equals 1/16 cup.
- How much is a table spoon?
The above formula indicates that 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 3 teaspoon/1/16 cup/0.5 fluid ounces/14.7867648 mL/g
Tips To Simplify
If you are struggling with these calculations, there are some easier tips for you to remember. For instance, a stick of butter is 8 ounces or 1/2 a cup. If you want to be more precise, most pieces of butter or its substitutes include markings on the outside parchment covering.
Furthermore, several kinds of shortening are sold in sticks, and you can cut them into correct cooking portions with those markings as well.
It will be much easier for us to work with solid (or dry) products since we can use a weighing method to know the exact amount required for your dish.
For that reason, a kitchen scale is crucial if you are going to weigh your dry ingredients.
How To Use A Kitchen Scale?
With a kitchen scale, you can only measure weight. Trying to measure volumes (cups, tablespoons, etc.) will not work. You’ll need to convert volume to weight in order to do that.
- Turn on your scale.
- Make sure that it begins with zero. This is called zeroing out.
- If you want to weigh 2 cups of four, you’ll need to first convert cups to ounces (2 cups = 16 ounces). Then pour 16 ounces of the product into the container. However, you cannot always do this with dry ingredients. Dry ingredients can have different weights, so keeping with the volume measurement is preferred.