Place a liquid measuring cup on a level surface. View the amount at eye level to be sure of an accurate measure if using a traditional measuring cup. Do not lift cup to check the level. Some newer liquid measuring cups are made so that they can be accurately read from above.
Spray the measuring cup with cooking spray before adding sticky liquids such as molasses, corn syrup or honey to make it easier to pour out the liquid and clean the cup.
Measuring Dry Ingredients
Spoon dry ingredients such as flour, sugar or cornmeal into a dry measuring cup over a canister or waxed paper. Fill cup to overflowing, then level by sweeping a metal spatula or flat side of a knife across the top.