In this helpful article you will learn How Many Ounces are in a Cup, in both liquid and dry ingredients.
You’ll find a FREE PRINTOUT so you’ll be able to convert ounces to cups easily and quickly!
We will also discuss the best liquid and dry measurement cups, which makes converting fluid ounces to cups, and dry ounces to cups, easier.
You’ll find helpful charts that also convert ounces to tablespoons, and more helpful information on converts 1 cup to oz, and so on.
Find charts, guides, and even a free printout on how many ounces in 1 cup, 2 cups… and so on
How Many Ounces are in a Cup
Before we dive into the measurements of ounces, we wanted to give you a quick guide… This is for those of you who need a quick answer and are not interested in dry vs wet, free printouts and such.
OZ to Cups Quick Guide:
- 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces, 16 tablespoons
- 1/3 cup = 6 fluid ounces, 12 tablespoons
- 1/2 cup = 4 fluid ounces, 8 tablespoons
- 1/4 cup = 2 fluid ounces, 5 tablespoons
- 1/8 cup = 1 fluid ounces, 2 tablespoons
|# of Cups||Ounces||Tablespoons|
|1 cup||8 oz||16 tbsp|
|1/3 cup||6 oz||12 tbsp|
|1/2 cup||4 oz||8 tbsp|
|1/4 cup||2 oz||5 tbsp|
|1/8 cup||1 oz||2 tbsp|
There is more to measuring… are you looking for dry ounces to cups, or liquid oz in a cup?
This article will take the guesswork out. The measurement charts and free printable chart (that has liquid and dry oz to cup measurement on one page) are especially helpful.
What You’ll Find in this Article:
- How Many Fluid Ounces in a Cup (measurement chart!)
- How Many Dry Ounces in a Cup (measurement chart!)
- What’s the Difference Between Liquid and Dry Measurements
- Dry vs Wet Measuring Equipment
- How Many Ounces in a Cup (FREE PRINT OUT!)
The charts will help you find how many cups in an ounce at a quick glance. They cover the bases well with tablespoon measurements per ounce as well.
It might surprise you that using different measurement cups for wet or dry ingredients matter… we will discuss that below and share photos of the correct measurement cups to use.
Quick Q&A: How many oz is a cup? ANSWER: there are 8 ounces (oz) per 1 cup.
How Many Fluid Ounces in a Cup
In this section you will learn how many “fl oz” in a cup.
The abbreviation “fl oz” means fluid ounces, and it can make a difference when baking and cooking to use the correct measurements… and especially the right equipment (more on that later).
Converting Fluid Ounces to Cups Quick Guide:
|256 fluid ounces||32 cups||521 tablespoons|
|128 fluid ounces||16 cups||256 tablespoons|
|32 fluid ounces||4 cups||64 tablespoons|
|16 fluid ounces||2 cups||32 tablespoons|
|8 fluid ounces||1 cup||16 tablespoons|
|4 fluid ounces||1/2 cup||8 tablespoons|
|2 fluid ounces||1/4 cup||4 tablespoons|
|1 fluid ounces||1/8 cup||2 tablespoons|
Quick Q&A: How many ounces are in 2 cups? ANSWER: 2 cups is equal to 16 fluid ounces.
How Many Dry Ounces in a Cup
This dry measures chart will help when measuring items like flour, sugar, and grains.
It is especially important that you use the proper dry measuring cups when working with dry ingredients (more on that below- with pictures!)
Dry Weight Conversions Quick Guide:
|Dry Ounces||Cups||Tablespoons/ Teaspoons|
|32 oz||4 cups||64 tablespoons|
|16 oz||2 cups||32 tablespoons|
|8 oz||1 cups||16 tablespoons|
|6 oz||3/4 cup||12 tablespoons|
|5.2 oz||2/3 cup||10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons|
|4 oz||1/2 cup||8 tablespoons|
|2.6 oz||1/3 cup||5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon|
|2 oz||1/4 cup||4 tablespoons|
|1 oz||1/8 cup||2 tablespoons|
Quick Answers: 3 cups to oz = 24 oz / 4 cups to oz = 32 oz / 6 cups to oz = 48 oz
What’s the Difference Between Liquid and Dry Measurements
When trying to determine 1 cup equals how many ounces, it is important to know if you are using dry or liquid ingredients.
It is even more important to use the proper equipment! If you don’t have a special “Adjustable Liquid and Dry Measuring Cup” (photo below) make sure you are using the proper equipment!
When measuring liquids, you want the meniscus to touch the measurement mark. The meniscus refers to the bottom of the curved surface line of the liquid.
If you measure liquids in a dry cup instead of a liquid cup, it’s easy to overfill the cups… Thus resulting in an incorrect measurement.
Special Tip: When baking, always use the proper measuring cups… Wet for liquid and Dry for dry ingredients.
Dry vs Wet Measuring Equipment
Now that you understand the importance of using the correct measuring cups… lets discuss how to measure one cup to oz and such for the proper kitchen equipment.
To make things easier, we have found the most popular and well loved dry and wet measuring cups and attached them with photos and links. Feel free to click on the photo to add the measuring cups to your cart.
Dry Measuring Equipment:
The proper way to use a dry measuring cup is to overfill the measuring cup. Then use a butter knife to scrape off the top to have a perfect level measure.
Use these dry measuring cups with flour, sugar, beans, rice, and such. If it’s dry… these are the ones you’ll want to use.
Use these dry measuring cups with flour, sugar, beans, rice, and such. See above for dry measurement on how many oz in 1 cup and more.
Wet Measuring Equipment:
The proper way to use liquid or wet measuring cups is to set a clear liquid measuring cup flat on the counter. Then pour in ingredients until you believe you have the correct amount. Finally crouch down to eye level to ensure the measurement is accurate.
Use wet or liquid measuring cups to measure water, milk, buttermilk, broths and such. If it’s wet, this is the measuring cup you want to use.
Use wet or liquid measuring cups to measure water, milk, buttermilk, broths and such. And see above for liquid versions of how many ounces is 1 cup, 2 cups… and so on.