How many tablespoons (tbsp) in a cup?
There are a few commonly accepted sizes for cups such as US cup, Metric cup, Imperial cup and the Canadian cup. There are different sizes of tablespoons, such as US tablespoon, Imperial tablespoon and Metric tablespoon. So, depending on what types of cups and tablespoons are converted, the answer to the question of how many tablespoons in a cup might be different. If you are converting from US cups to tablespoons, then there are 16 tablespoons in a cup.
The Imperial cups are no longer in use today and replaced by the Metric cups, but if you still need to convert from Imperial cups to tablespoons, then there are 16 Imperial tablespoons in an Imperial cup.
In this converter page, the tables and the converter is based on the US Customary cups and tablespoons.
Here is the list of conversion factors from cups to tablespoons:
- 1 US cup = 16 US tablespoons
- 1 Metric cup = 16.6667 Metric tablespoon
- 1 Canadian cup = 15.37215 US tablespoons
- 1 Imperial cup = 16 Imperial tablespoons
How to convert cups to tablespoons?
To convert from cups to tablespoons (tbsp), multiply the cup value by the conversion factor. For example, if converting from US cups to tablespoons, then multiply the cup value by 16.
For example, to find out how many tablespoons there are in 1/4 cup, multiply 16 by 0.25, that makes 1/4 cup is 4 tbsp.
US cups to US tablespoons formula
US tablespoon = US cup * 16
To convert between Australian cups and tablespoons, please visit Australian cups to tablespoons converter.
What is a Cup?
Cup is a United States Customary and the Metric system volume unit. The symbol is "c".
Please visit cooking units conversion to convert all cooking units.