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How Big is a Cup?
Cup measurements are often found in recipes, similarly to spoon measurements, with 1 cup flour or 1 cup caster sugar regularly being seen, especially in American recipes. Over time standard cup measures have come to be used at 1 cup being the equivalent of a ½ pint (US) (8 US fluid ounces).
In other English speaking countries the Imperial Cup of half an Imperial pint was formerly used in recipes, this has been replaced in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa with the metric cup of 250ml. The Cup has not been in common use as a standard measure in British recipes in over 50 years.
Cup to Millilitres Conversion
Type a value in either field to convert from cups to millilitres (ml) or millilitres to cups (results are accurate to two decimal places for cups and to the nearest millilitre).
Cup to US Fluid Ounces Conversion
Type a value in either field to convert from cups to US fluid ounces (US fl oz) or US fluid ounces to cups (results are accurate to two decimal places).
Cup to Imperial Fluid Ounces Conversion
Type a value in either field to convert from cups to Imperial fluid ounces (UK fl oz) or Imperial fluid ounces to cups (results are accurate to two decimal places).
Cup Measures For Ingredient Weights
The table below gives the equivalent weights in both grams (g) and ounces (oz) for 1 cup of the specified ingredient.
Note: See references for background information