Butter: cups to grams conversion

Butter is the perfect addition to so many delicious sweet and savoury recipes but between countries, we like to measure it in different ways. Have you stumbled across a recipe where it calls for butter in cups but only have a scale? We’ve got you sorted.

Generally speaking, most recipes require butter in grams but if you’ve found a recipe where butter is measured in cups, teaspoons or tablespoons, never fear! These handy charts will help you decipher your butter requirements and keep cooking that delicious meal.

The tables below also work perfectly for margarine.

Converting butter from cups to grams

Cups

Grams

1 cup

250g

3/4 cup

185g

2/3 cup

160g

1/2 cup

125g

1/3 cup

80g

1/4 cup

60

Converting butter from tablespoons to grams

Tablespoon

Grams

1 teaspoon

5g

1 tablespoon

20g

3 tablespoons

60g

5 tablespoons

100g

10 tablespoons

200g

12 tablespoons

240g

If you’re looking for some extra cooking inspiration here are a couple of our favourite decadently buttery recipes.

Lemon Bakewell Tarts

A make-ahead dessert or teatime treat. Get the full recipe.

Macadamia Anzac Biscuits

Raw macadamia nuts give classic Anzac biscuits some extra crunch. Get the full recipe.

Bread and butter pudding

And it tastes even better than it looks, trust us! Get the full recipe.
Lottie Dalziel
Lottie Dalziel is a 4AM riser and coffee-addict who lives and breathes the Better Homes and Gardens brand. When she isn't reading up on the latest trends in sustainability or discovering ways to upcycle almost anything, you can find her by the beach, cooking up a storm or adding to her abundant (some would say out of control) plant collection.

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Butter: cups to grams conversion

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