Need to convert a butter measurement into grams pronto? A cup, stick, tablespoon… whatever it is you can find out what weight of butter you need and quickly measure it out in grams.
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1 cup of butter in grams (and parts of a cup)
1 cup butter in grams = 250 grams (AUSTRALIAN recipes) = 1 block
1 cup butter in grams = 225 grams (US recipes) = 2 sticks
Note that the following conversions are based on an Australian cup measurement. Please do your own calculations based on the above if using a recipe from the US.
4 cups butter in grams = 1000 grams = 1kg
2 cups butter in grams = 500 grams
3/4 (three quarters) cup butter in grams = 185 grams
2/3 (two thirds) cup butter in grams = 165 grams
1/2 (half) cup butter in grams = 125 grams
1/3 (third) cup butter in grams = 85 grams
1/4 (quarter) cup butter in grams = 60 grams
Spoon measures in grams
1 teaspoon butter in grams = 5 grams
1 dessertspoon butter in grams = 10 grams
1 tablespoon butter in grams = 20 grams (AUSTRALIAN recipes)
1 tablespoon butter in grams = 15 grams (US recipes)
How many grams butter in an ounce and pound?
1 ounce (oz) butter in grams = 30g
1 pound (lb) butter in grams = 450g
Stick of butter in grams
1 stick of butter in grams = 110g
2 sticks of butter in grams = 225g
In Australia, we generally have blocks of butter that are equivalent to a cup of butter (250 grams) rather than sticks.
What about unsalted butter, ghee butter and margarine?
These conversions are for regular salted butter, but should also work as a general guide for unsalted butter, ghee butter (clarified butter) and margarine.
I’ve never quite understood why a recipe calls for a half cup of butter when CLEARLY a round peg doesn’t go in a square hole – or in this case a rectangular slab of butter cannot be squeezed into a measuring cup.
I know, I know. You can soften it and mush it in.
But, seriously, why do that when you can chop up little blocks and measure them out on a lovely set of scales like these:
And then there are the overseas recipes or old recipes that call for sticks, ounces and all manner of things.
It’s all VERY confusing.
If you come across a butter measurement that I haven’t included, please comment below.