Cups to Tablespoons Conversion - How many tablespoons in a cup?

1 US cup is equal to 16 US tablespoons. 1 Imperial cup is equal to 16 imperial tablespoons.

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How many tablespoons in a cup?

1 US cup = 16 US tablespoons. 1 Imperial cup = 16 imperial tablespoons. 1 Metric cup = 17.6 imperial tablespoons.

Please note that, UK now use the metric cups (250 mL) but if you need the cup to tablespoon conversion from the old recipes (pre-1970s), then you may still need to convert from the imperial cups to tablespoons.

If you would like to convert from tablespoons to cups and access the conversion tables please check tablespoons to cups converter page.

How to convert from cups to tablespoons?

To convert from cups to tablespoons, multiply the number of cups "x" by 16 for US and for the imperial system and 16.6 for the metric system.

To find out how many US tablespoons in "x" US cups, as a formula multiply the US cup value "x" by 16.

US Tablespoon = US Cup × 16

To find out how many imperial tablespoons in "x" imperial cups, as a formula multiply the imperial cup value "x" by 16.

Imperial Tablespoon = Imperial Cup × 16

To find out how many imperial tablespoons in "x" metric cups, as a formula multiply the metric cup value "x" by 17.56.

Imperial Tablespoon = Metric Cup × 17.56

To find out how many metric tablespoons in "x" metric cups, as a formula multiply the metric cup value "x" by 16.6667.

Metric Tablespoon = Metric Cup × 16.6667

To find out how many imperial tablespoons in "x" Canadian cups, as a formula multiply the Canadian cup value "x" by 16.

Imperial Tablespoon = Canadian Cup × 16

To find out how many US tablespoons in "x" Canadian cups, as a formula multiply the Canadian cup value "x" by 15.372.

US Tablespoon = Canadian Cup × 15.372

For example, to find out how many US tablespoons there are in one and a half US cup, multiply 1.5 by 16, that makes 24 tbsp in 1.5 cups.

Please note that, if you are converting cups from cooking recipes, it might be important to know where this recipe is originated from. For example, for a UK recipe the cup capacity is larger (284.130742 mL) and if you are in US then you may want to convert between these two cups using this cooking units conversion tool for the accurate measurement.

What is a cup?

Cup is a volume unit in imperial, US Customary and in the metric system. 1 US cup is equal to 16 US tablespoons. 1 Imperial cup is equal to 16 imperial tablespoons. 1 Metric cup is equal to 16.666 metric tablespoons. The abbreviation is "c".

What is a tablespoon (tbsp)?

Tablespoon is a volume unit in imperial, US Customary and metric measurement systems. 1 US tablespoon is equal to 1/2 US fluid ounce. 1 Imperial (UK) tablespoon is equal to 0.625 imperial fluid ounce. The abbreviation is "tbsp".

The list for your reference:

1 US Cup = 16 US Tablespoons
1 Imperial Cup = 16 Imperial Tablespoons
1 Metric Cup = 16.66 Metric Tablespoons

For US and Imperial Cups:

1/16 cup = 1 tbsp
1/8 cup = 2 tbsp
1/4 cup = 4 tbsp
1/2 cup = 8 tbsp
2/3 cup = 10.6 tbsp
3/4 cup = 12 tbsp
1 cup = 16 tbsp
3/2 cups = 24 tbsp
2 cups = 32 tbsp
5/2 cups = 40 tbsp

To find out how many tablespoons there are in "x" cups for all conversion values please check the table below.

US Cups to US Tablespoons Conversion Table

CupTablespoonCupTablespoonCupTablespoonCupTablespoon
1/442.75445.25847.75124
1/283485.5888128
3/4123.25525.75928.25132
1163.5566968.5136
1.25203.75606.251008.75140
1.5244646.51049144
1.75284.25686.751089.25148
2324.57271129.5152
2.25364.75767.251169.75156
2.5405807.512010160