How Many Tablespoons in a Cup (FREE PRINTOUT)

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This article will teach you How Many Tablespoons in a Cup conversions. Supply you with a free PDF printout, the equation for TBSP to cup conversions and more.

Measuring 1 cup in tablespoons for dry and wet ingredients should be done differently to get an accurate measurement. And this article will supply you with how to do that as well.

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How Many Tablespoons in a Cup

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Quick Tablespoon to Cup Conversion:

  • 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons
  • 3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons
  • 1 cup = 16 tablespoons
How Many Tablespoons in a Cup

What’s the Difference Between Liquid and Dry Measurements

When trying to determine cups to tbsp, it is important to know if you are using dry or liquid ingredients.

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.

Converting Liquid Cups to Tablespoons

The proper way to use liquid or wet measuring cups is to set a clear liquid measuring cup flat on the counter. 

Here is an example of proper wet measuring cups:

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, broths and such.

Converting Dry Tablespoons to Cups

The proper way to use a dry measuring cup is to overfill the measuring cup. 

Here is an example of proper dry measuring cups:

Then use a butter knife to scrape off the top to have a perfect level measure.

Use dry measuring cups with flour, sugar, rice, and such.

Cup to TBSP Conversion Formula

The equation for converting a cup measurement to a tablespoon measurement, is easy. Simply multiply the volume by the conversion ratio. 

The volume in tablespoons is equal to the cups multiplied by 16.

There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup… and 1 tablespoon is 0.0625 cups.

Tablespoons in a Cup Conversion Printable Guide

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Tablespoon to Cup Converter (FREE PDF)

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Learn how many tablespoons in a cup, half cup, etc. Plus how to properly measure wet and dry ingredients.
This easy tablespoon to cup converter comes with a printable guide, click on the chart below to print or save to your computer.
5 from 1 vote
Course measuring
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 0 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon = 0.0625 cup
  • 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup
  • 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
  • 8 tablespoons =1/2 cup
  • 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
  • 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
  • 24 tablespoons = 1.5 cups
  • 32 tablespoons = 2 cups

Instructions
 

How to Measure Dry Ingredients:

  • Overfill the measuring cup.
  • Use a butter knife to scrape off the top to have a perfect level measure.

How to Measure Wet Ingredients:

  • Set a clear liquid measuring cup flat on the counter.
  • Pour in ingredients until you believe you have the correct amount.
  • Crouch down to eye level to ensure the measurement is accurate.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 0kcal
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More Tablespoons Per Cup Conversions:

  • 2 Tablespoons to Cups = 0.125
  • 3 Tablespoons to Cup = 0.1875 cups
  • 4 Tablespoon to Cup = 0.25 cups
  • 8 TBSP to Cups = 0.5 cups
  • 10 TBSP to Cups = 0.625 cups
  • 12 TBSP to Cup = 0.75 cups
  • 16 Tablespoons to Cups = 1 cup

FAQ – TBSP to Cup Q&A:

How many tablespoons are in a half cup?

1/2 Cup = 8 Tablespoons
There are 8 tablespoons in half a cup, this free baking printout helps convert measurements quickly and easily.

How many tablespoons are in a quarter cup?

1/4 Cup = 4 Tablespoons
There are 4 tablespoons in quarter cup, 8 tablespoons in half a cup, 12 tablespoons in a 3/4 cup, and 16 tablespoons in 1 cup.
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Does 8 tbsp equal 1 cup?

16 tablespoons = 1 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup (0.5 cups.)
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How many cups is 4 tablespoons?

4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup (0.25 cups)
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How many cups is 8 tablespoons?

8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup (0.5 cups.)
There are 8 tablespoons in half a cup, this free baking printout helps convert measurements quickly and easily.

How many cups is 12 tablespoons?

12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup (0.75 cups.)
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Does 6 tablespoons equal 1/4 of a cup?

4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup (0.25 cups)
6 tablespoons = 0.375 cup

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How many tablespoons in 1 cup?

16 tablespoons = 1 cup.
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