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Cup to gram Measurements

Frequently, i get questions on the standard measurements especially when it comes to baking. i've even resorted to using empty saturated milk cups take most of my measurements since that's what's used as the basic measuring standard cup in Nigeria.
It's really difficult writing standard measurements for the general audience especially since the universal cup measurements vary in most parts of the globe including Nigeria therefore i've decided to create this page so all questions about the conversions would be directed here. Here are the basic measurements using the Universal standard cups as a guide. Also check out My measuring cups and spoons Here

Standard Measurements
(1) All purpose flour
Cup measurements to grams
1/8 cup=15 grams
1/4 cup=30.25 grams
1/3 cup=40 grams
1/2 cup=62.5 grams
3/4 cup=90 grams
1 cup   = 125 grams

1 Milk cup flour = 85g

(2) Butter/ Margarine

1 stick butter - 8 tbsp
1/8 cup=30 grams
1/4 cup=55 grams
1/3 cup=75 grams
1/2 cup=115 grams
2/3 cup=150 grams
3/4 cup=170 grams
1 cup   =225 grams

(3) White granulated Sugar-Dark Brown Sugar 

2 Tbsp  = 25 g
1/4 cup = 50 g
1/3 cup = 67 g
1/2 cup = 100 g
2/3 cup = 134 g
3/4 cup = 150 g
1 cup    = 200 grams

1 Milk cup sugar = 120g

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  1. Dobby,thanks so much for making this clearer,I have had this problem with measurements. Keep up the good job. Cheers!

  2. Oh this is so useful!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. glad you found it useful coy-introvert :)

  3. Thanks Dobby for this info

  4. Hi dobby, I was wondering what kind of cups and spoons you used for your measurements. i'm based in the US, and this is the kind of measuring cup that I use for cooking.

    Back in Nigeria we use to use a peak milk tin can to measure as 1 cup, and regular spoon to measure 1 table spoon, and I was wondering if that's what you use too


    1. Hi chia, Most times i use the normal cup and sometimes (when baking) i use the Milk cup. Though when i use the milk cup, i make sure it's stated. For the spoon measurements, before this post i use the regular spoon but in the coming posts, the standard spoons and cups would be used to avoid further confusion :)

  5. Very useful information. A must have for every home.

    1. Thanks Uyi, Glad to have you here :)

  6. pls ur eggroll did u use d milk tin tomeasure the flour?

    1. Yes Anon, i used an Empty Saturated Milk Cup for measuring

  7. God bless u. Pls am confused with d milk tin nd d cup measurement. Whc kind of cup is 125g and for d milk tin dt u said is 85g is it d leveled filled or d normal rice filling dt form a cone shapes? Tanx for ur tym

  8. Thanks for the info. But I read somewhere that a peak milk can equals 160g. Want to try some of your recipes this weekend.

  9. Hi am confused with this and I think I will understand better in killo grams. Kindly write the measurement for 1kg flour. Thank you

  10. Thanks for this, but am confused here. You said 1 cup -125g and I milk cup -85g. Please which is cup and which is milk cup? I know the milk cup for measuring but I don't know the cup you are talking about please put me through.

    1. Hi Anon, the milk cup (empty saturated milk tin) the the local measuring cup while the Normal standard measuring cup used for measurements is sold in the market by people who sell baking ingredients. This comes in different sizes.

  11. Also please I want to bake cake for my hubby on his birthday day, what are the measurements for a size 10 cake? Thank you

  12. sorry what does 1/8 means, those it mean 8 cups of flour and 1/2 half cup of flour. please explain

    1. It means you'd divide a cup of flour into 8 portions and use only 1 of the 8 portions

  13. Pls how grams are there in one mudu(local) of flour

  14. How many grams are there in one mudu(local) of flour,lyk how much gram of butterwill I use,and how many eggs. Thank you

  15. Pls I need a recipe on fishroll thanks

    1. Your blog is awesome got d fishroll recipe and am very happy may God bless u, pls how can I measure butter/margrine in liquid?

  16. Hi Dobby,

    Nice to see you are answering almost every query put to you, even I have one regarding the measure in tin milk cup as a measuring tool.
    Baically, I got recipe for making soap where in the some chemical are measured in Tin Milk Cup about which I do not have any idea. I would be extremely thankful if you could tell me the right quantities for the following in Grams (Kilograms) or Milliliters (Litres) as the case may be:
    Nitrosol/Antisol or C.M.S. 1 Tin Milk Cup (very Full)
    Caustic Soda 1/3 Tin Milk Cup
    Soda Ash (washing soda) 1/2 Tin Milk Cup

    Your advice on how to measure the equivalents for other items which is given in Tin Milk Cup measure will be highly appreciated

    Awaiting your reply, while thanking you in advance. My mail id: vijay.murali2009@gmail.com


    1. Hi Murali,
      Here's a better way to measure with the standard spoons and cups and not milk cups.
      -2 tbsp. Caustic Soda (Dissolve in 1 cup of water. This is corrosive and could burn the container so be careful)
      -2 cups Nitrosol
      -Soda Ash 1/2g + S.T.T.P will be dissolved in 1 litre of water (separately)

      All these and others you didn't mention would be dissolved in 15 litres of water

  17. Thank you so much for this.
    This is just what I've been searching for.

  18. Dobby help! How many kg is one mudu of rice?? Urgent please

  19. Dobby 1 mudu of rice in kg please. Urgent!

  20. hi please, U said a milk cup is 85,and in where I stay we also use, the big tomatoe cup for measurement, I will like to know the gram the tomatoe cup takes

  21. How many kg is in 1mudu of flour plz


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