Cups to Tablespoons Conversion

How many tablespoons in a cup?

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup (16 tbsp in 1 cup) in US and 14 tablespoons in a metric cup in UK. To find out how many tablespoons there are in "x" cups, multiply the number of cups "x" by 16 for Us and by 14 in UK.

To convert cups to tablespoons you may also use the conversion tool below. Simply enter the volume in cups into the converter and the result will be displayed. You may also check the cups to tbsp conversion table and create your own custom table.

1 Cup [US] = 16 Tablespoons [US]
1 Cup [Metric] = 14 Tablespoons [UK]

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup, because from the largest to the smallest units between cup and tablespoon, there are 8 ounces in a cup and 2 tablespoons in an ounce, that makes 8 * 2 = 16 tablespoons in a cup.

For example, to find out how many tablespoons there are in a cup and a half, multiply the number of cups by the conversion factor, that makes 1.5 c * 16 = 24 tablespoons in 1.5 cups.

Cup is a volume unit and used to measure liquid and dry foods. 1 cup is a half pint in both US customary and imperial measurement systems. The metric cup is 250 mL and 1 US cup is 236.5 mL. The abbreviation is "c".

Tablespoon is a volume unit and 1 US tablespoon is about 15 mL and 1/2 fluid ounces. Australian tablespoons are larger (20 mL). The abbreviation is "tbsp".


Enter a US cup value to convert into US tablespoons and click on the "convert" button.

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Liquid Measuring Cup and Tablespoon Pictures

Liquid Measuring Cup

liquid measuring cup

236.5 mL US liquid measuring cups are usually made of glass or plastic with a handle so that liquid can be poured up to the measurement line without spilling.



15 mL tablespoon for measuring cooking ingredients