How many tablespoons are there in a cup?
There are 16 tablespoons in a US cup, 16 imperial tablespoons in an imperial cup (UK) and 16.6 metric tablespoons in a metric cup.
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 (tbsp)?
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.
For example, to find out how many tablespoons there are in one and a half 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 8 US fluid ounces, 1 imperial cup is 10 imperial fluid ounces, 1 Canadian cup is 8 imperial fluid ounces and 1 metric cup is 250 mL. 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 1/2 US fluid ounce, 1 imperial (UK) tablespoon is 0.625 imperial ounce and 1 metric tablespoon is 15 mL. 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. If the cups to tablespoons conversion value that you are looking for is not listed in the conversion table, you may also create your own custom conversion table.