Weights for Your Favorite Baking Ingredients

An easy way to better your baking: measure correctly! Measure these common baking ingredients by weight (not volume!) for better results and tastier bakes.

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We all know that baking is a science. Every ingredient needs to be measured exactly in order for the recipe to turn out just right (though I wouldn’t tell if you added a few extra chips to these chocolate chip recipes). To get the most precise measurements in baking, it’s best to rely on weight rather than your classic set of measuring cups for dry ingredients. But exactly how many ounces are in a cup? Not all ingredients weigh the same! To find out just how much a cup of flour, sugar and other common ingredients weigh, check out the charts below. And be sure to invest in a kitchen scale!

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Weights for Your Favorite Baking Ingredients

Flours

Weighing flour is incredibly important for better baking since it’s the foundation for so many desserts. Learn how to measure a cup the right way (even if you aren’t using a scale).

Ingredient
1 cup
1/2 cup
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
All-purpose flour4.25 oz.
120 g
2.125 oz.
60 g
1.4 oz.
40 g
1.1 oz.
30 g
Bread flour4.25 oz.
120 g
2.125 oz.
60 g
1.4 oz.
40 g
1.1 oz.
30 g
Cake flour4.25 oz.
120 g
2.125 oz.
60 g
1.4 oz.
40 g
1.1 oz.
30 g
Self-rising flour4 oz.
112 g
2 oz.
58 g
1.3 oz.
37 g
1 oz.
28 g
Whole wheat flour4 oz.
112 g
2 oz.
58 g
1.3 oz.
37 g
1 oz.
28 g

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Sugars

If you’re baking, chances are your recipe calls for a bit of sugar. Make sure your measurements are right for each type of sugar.

Ingredient
1 cup
1/2 cup
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
Brown sugar,
light or dark
7.5 oz.
212 g
3.875 oz.
106 g
2.5 oz.
71 g
1.875 oz.
36 g
Confectioners
sugar
8 oz.
228 g
4 oz.
114 g
2.7 oz.
76 g
2 oz.
58 g
Granulated sugar
(regular, white sugar)
7 oz.
198 g
3.5 oz.
99 g
2.3 oz.
66 g
1.75 oz.
50 g
Turbinado, demerara
or raw sugar
7.75 oz.
220 g
3.875 oz.
110 g
2.6 oz.
73 g
1.9 oz.
55 g

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Nuts

From almonds to walnuts, nuts give your baked goods just a little extra crunch—especially when they’re toasted. Use this table for their accurate measurements and then try some of our favorite pecan recipes.

Ingredient
1 cup
1/2 cup
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
Almonds, sliced1.5 oz.
42 g
0.75 oz.
21 g
0.5 oz.
14 g
0.375 oz.
10 g
Almonds, slivered2 oz.
58 g
1 oz.
28 g
0.6 oz.
19 g
0.5 oz.
14 g
Almonds, whole5 oz.
142 g
2.5 oz.
71 g
1.6 oz.
47 g
1.25 oz.
36 g
Cashews, chopped
or whole
4 oz.
112 g
2 oz.
56 g
1.3 oz.
37 g
1 oz.
28 g
Pecans, chopped4 oz.
112 g
2 oz.
56 g
1.3 oz.
37 g
1 oz.
28 g
Pecans, halved3.5 oz.
99 g
1.75 oz.
50 g
1.2 oz.
33 g
0.875 oz.
25 g
Pistachios, chopped
or whole
2.125 oz.
60 g
1.1 oz.
30 g
0.7 oz.
20 g
0.5 oz.
14 g
Walnuts, chopped4 oz.
112 g
2 oz.
58 g
1.3 oz.
37 g
1 oz.
28 g
Walnuts, whole2.25 oz.
64 g
1.125
32 g
0.75 oz.
21 g
0.6 oz.
16 g

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Other common ingredients

Of course flour, sugar and nuts aren’t the only ingredients in your pantry. This chart gives you the measurements for more of your favorite ingredients.

Ingredient
1 cup
1/2 cup
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
Chocolate chips6 oz.
170 g
3 oz.
85 g
2 oz.
57 g
1.5 oz.
43 g
Cocoa3 oz.
85 g
1.5 oz.
43 g
1 oz.
28 g
0.75 oz.
21 g
Coconut, shredded,
unsweetened
3 oz.
85 g
1.5 oz.
43 g
1 oz.
28 g
0.75 oz.
21 g
Coconut, shredded,
sweetened
4 oz.
113 g
2 oz.
57 g
1.3 oz.
38 g
1 oz.
28 g
Graham cracker
crumbs
3.5 oz.
99 g
1.75 oz.
49 g
1.2 oz.
33 g
0.875 oz.
25 g
Honey12 oz.
340 g
6 oz.
170 g
4 oz.
113 g
3 oz.
85 g
Mini marshmallows1.5 oz.
43 g
0.75 oz.
22 g
0.5 oz.
14 g
0.375 oz.
11 g
Oats, traditional
rolled
3.5 oz.
99 g
1.75 oz.
49 g
1.2 oz.
33 g
0.875 oz.
25 g
Oats, quick-cooking3.125 oz.
89 g
1.5 oz.
45 g
1 oz.
30 g
0.8 oz.
22 g
Peanut butter9.5 oz.
270 g
4.75 oz.
135 g
3.2 oz.
90 g
2.375 oz.
68 g
Raisins5.5 oz.
156 g
2.75 oz.
78 g
1.8 oz.
52 g
1.375 oz.
39 g

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These charts will surely lead you to more accurate baking so you can create your tastiest treats yet! What are you waiting for? Get baking!

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Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.