# 425 g is like many cups

## Converter - Ingredients

Many of the recipes that my mom passes on to me are originally given in “Fahrenheit”, “Cups”, “Ounzes” or “Pounds”. Since I also like to browse through other English-language recipes, I call her regularly to inquire about the information in "degrees", "grams" etc. Because she is in possession of a really great cookbook that she has been using since I can remember and contains all of this information. Ultimately, there should be no limits to experimentation due to such missing information. Even if I like to disregard the quantities given when cooking, this is all the more important when baking, because otherwise the cake will not rise, it will collapse when it cools or even become rock hard. I do like to swap ingredients, but make sure the amount matches the original recipe.

You will need kitchen scales for most of the recipes on my blog. But there will always be recipes for which cups are sufficient. I like to use a normal coffee cup (approx. 250ml) when I bake the "Banana Bread - A Family Recipe", for example, because the recipe does not give any number of grams and thus I can influence the size of the bread. It is important, however, that you use one cup for all ingredients throughout. Otherwise, my sister and I like to use a measuring spoon set for cups, as these measure both cups and grams.

The following hints and tips will certainly help with some baking recipes.

### Quantities with spoons: How many grams is a tablespoon X?

• 1 tbsp flour = 10 g
• 1 tbsp cornstarch = 10 g
• 1 tbsp sugar = 15 g
• 1 tbsp powdered sugar = 10 g
• 1 tbsp cocoa = 5 g
• 1 tbsp soft butter = 10 g
• 1 tbsp honey = 15 g
• 1 tbsp ground poppy seeds = 10 g
• 1 tbsp raisins = 15 g
• 1 tbsp ground hazelnuts = 6 g
• 1 tbsp ground almonds = 6 g

### Quantities with spoons: How many grams is a tablespoon X?

• 1 tbsp soft butter = 10 g
• 1 tbsp solid butter = 15 g
• 1 tbsp oil = 10 g
• 1 tbsp cocoa = 8 g
• 1 tbsp milk = 15 g
• 1 tbsp flour = 10 g
• 1 tbsp ground poppy seeds = 10 g
• 1 tbsp powdered sugar = 10 g
• 1 tbsp cornstarch = 10 g
• 1 tbsp baking powder = 8 g
• 1 tbsp sugar = 15 g
• 1 tbsp water = 15 g

### Quantities with cups / mugs (150 ml): How many grams is a cup of X?

• 1 cup of liquids such as water, milk, buttermilk and juice = approx. 150 g
• 1 cup of cocoa powder = 80 g
• 1 cup of jam = 200 g
• 1 cup of oatmeal = 50 g
• 1 cup of coconut flakes = 50 g
• 1 cup of flour = 100 g
• 1 cup of oil = 120 g
• 1 cup of powdered sugar = 80 g
• 1 cup of cornstarch = 80 g
• 1 cup of sugar = 130 g

### Different egg sizes: How many grams does a size X egg have?

• Small (S) = less than 53 g
• Medium (M) = 53 to 62 g
• Large (L) = 63 to less than 72 g
• Extra Large (XL) = at least 73 g

### Cup information for recipes from the USA: How many grams does a cup X have?

• 1 cup (general & water) = 240 ml
• 1 cup flour = 125 grams
• 1 cup cornstarch = 130 grams
• 1 cup of sugar = 200 grams
• 1 cup icing sugar = 120 grams
• 1 cup brown sugar = 180 grams
• 1 cup butter = 225 grams
• 1 stick butter = 1/2 cup = 115 grams
• 1 cup of oil = 200 grams
• 1 cup of baking cacao = 120 grams
• 1 cup of oatmeal (oats) = 80 grams
• 1 cup of yoghurt, milk etc (milk) = approx. 240 grams or milliliters
• 1 cup honey = 340 grams
• Baking abbreviations and terms: What does tsp, oz, inch or lb mean?
• 1 tsp = 1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon
• 1 tbs = 1 tablespoon = 1 tbsp = 1 tablespoon
• 1 c = 1 cup = 1 cup / mug (see above)
• 1 oz = 1 ounce = just under 30 grams
• 1 lb = 1 pound = a good 430 grams
• 1 inch = 1 inch = 2.5 centimeters

### Baking temperatures: How many degrees Celsius are X degrees Fahrenheit?

Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius is a bit tricky, so just a few common examples

• 350 ° F = 175 degrees Celsius
• 375 ° F = 190 degrees Celsius
• 400 ° F = 205 degrees Celsius
• 425 ° F = 218 degrees Celsius