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Converting butter measurements into grams

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.

butter in grams

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)

tablespoon butter in grams

How many grams butter in an ounce and pound?

1 ounce (oz) butter in grams = 30g

1 pound (lb) butter in grams = 450g

Or use my pounds to grams conversion chart and calculator.

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.

stick of butter to grams

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.

Still confused?

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.

Want some nice butter recipes?

Since you’re here, why not check out my recipes for Bread and Butter Pudding, Lebanese Butter Cookies, Melting Moments, Scottish Shortbread and a Butter Board.

You can also find out how to make butter at home here and find recipes for the best way to enjoy butter (on a scone!) here.

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