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Need a little help? We don’t want you to accidentally ruin that yummy dessert you’re planning to make. This page offers some of the most commonly searched for resources when it comes to baking. Feel free to print a copy of our conversion charts or use our substitution reference to create healthy alternatives. If you happen to have a resource of your own you’d like to share, feel free to email us or send a message through our Contact page.
Baking Measurement Conversions Chart
Volume Weight Temperature
U.S. Standard Metric U.S. Standard Metric Fahrenheit Celsius
1 tsp 5 ml 1/2 oz 15 g 225 120
1 tbsp 15 ml 1 oz 30 g 300 150
1/4 cup 60 ml 3 oz 90 g 325 160
1/3 cup 75 ml 4 oz 115 g 350 180
1/2 cup 125 ml 8 oz 225 g 375 190
2/3 cup 150 ml 12 oz 350 g 400 200
3/4 cup 175 ml 1 lbs 450 g 425 220
1 cup 250 ml 2 1/4 lbs 1 kg 450 230
Other Conversions
Smaller Measurements Larger Measurements
3 tsp 1 tbsp 1 dash 6 drops
4 tbsp 1/4 cup 1.2 tsp (US) 1 tsp (UK)
5 tbsp + 1 tsp 1/3 cup 3 tsp 1/2 oz
8 tbsp 1/2 cup 48 tsp 1 cup
10 tbsp + 2 tsp 2/3 cup 1 pint 16 oz or 2 cups
12 tbsp 3/4 cup 1 quart 2 pints or 4 cups
16 tbsp 1 cup 1 gallon 4 qt or 16 cups
Ingredient Substitutions
Ingredient Amount Substitution
Butter or Oil 1 cup
  • 2/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup pureed beans, pumpkin or fruit
  • 1 cup polyunsaturated margarine
  • Substitute canola oil for up to half of butter in baked goods
    to reduce saturated fat
Buttermilk 1 cup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar with enough low fat or non fat milk
    to make 1 cup
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
Chocolate Chips 1 cup
  • 1 cup dried fruit or chopped nuts
Corn Syrup 1 cup
  • 1 cup honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, or agave nectar
Cream Cheese 1 cup
  • 1 cup pureed cottage cheese or plain yogurt
Egg 1 large
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
Flour, all-purpose 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup cake flour + 1/2 whole wheat flour
Half & Half 1 cup
  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk
Heavy Cream 1 cup
  • 1 cup light cream, half & half or evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt + 1/2 cup cottage cheese
Mayonnaise 1 cup
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
Milk 1 cup
  • 1 cup soy milk or other milk substitute
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds blended with 1 cup water
Milk, evaporated 1 cup
  • 1 cup low fat or non fat evaporated milk
Milk, sweetened condensed 1 14 oz can
  • 14 oz can low fat or non fat sweetened condensed milk
Milk, whole 1 cup
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup non fat milk + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Ricotta Cheese 1 cup
  • 1 cup dry cottage cheese
  • 1 cup pureed silken tofu
Sour Cream 1 cup
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or low fat Greek yogurt
Sugar, white granulated 1 cup
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar, then reduce liquid in recipe by 1/4 cup