Easily convert butter from US cups, sticks of butter and tablespoons and more to grams with these handy Butter Measurement Conversion Charts.
Most countries outside the US (and Canada), weigh their butter using scales which makes it very difficult to understand American recipes.
American recipes vary so much on the measurements of butter referencing anything from a stick to a cup, teaspoon or tablespoon.
I lose track all the time and end up Googling an answer when creating recipes.
Even my recipes vary (having lived in both The US and Europe).
I knew I couldn’t be the only one in need of quick answers.
So, in the charts at the bottom of this page, I have tried to give a variety of different conversions to try to clear up some of the confusion.
Tips on Making Measuring and Weighing Butter
To make it easier to convert yourself – Try memorizing one fact in each category so you can easily convert in your head.
For example – 1/2 cup of butter equals 1 stick of butter so if a recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter, it will be simple to work out in your head that 2 sticks is equal to 1 cup and so on.
Try to get into the habit of weighing butter instead of adding it to measuring cups or using the guide on the package. It’s more accurate to use a scale.
About American Sticks of Butter:
In America, butter is measured in many different ways: cups, tablespoons, ounces and pounds, but many recipes also call for “sticks”.
In the US, butter is mainly sold in 1/2 pound or pound packages, and in the packages, the butter is split into wrapped sticks weighing 1/4 pound (110g) each, which also equals 1/2 cup.
The wrapping on each stick also has marks showing tablespoon measurements. There are 8 tablespoons in a stick.
Butter Stick Weights and Measurements
|Butter weight conversion chart|
|1 stick||1/2||113.4g||4 oz||.25 lb|
|half stick||1/4||56.7g||2 oz||–|
|two sticks||1||226.8g||8 oz||.5 lb|
|Four Sicks||–||453.6||16 oz||1 lb|
|1 tablespoon||–||14.2g||1/2 oz||–|
|Butter measurement equivalents|
|1/8 cup of Butter||28.4 g||1 oz||2 Tbsp|
|1/4 cup of Butter||56.7 g||2 oz||4 Tbsp|
|1/3 cup of Butter||75.6 g||2.7 oz||Approx 5 Tbsp|
|3/8 cup of Butter||85 g||3 oz||6 Tbsp|
|½ cup of Butter||113.4 g||4 oz||8 Tbsp|
|5/8 cup of Butter||141.8 g||5 oz||10 Tbsp|
|2/3 cup of Butter||151.2 g||5.3 oz||11 Tbsp|
|¾ cup of Butter||170.1 g||6 oz||12 Tbsp|
|7/8 cup of Butter||198.5 g||7 oz||14 Tbsp|
|1 cup of Butter||226.8 g||8 oz||16 Tbsp|
Common Butter Weight Conversions
|US Butter Weights||Grams||Ounces|
|1 stick||113.4g||4 oz|
|1/2 stick||56.7g||2 oz|
|1 cup||225g||8 oz|
|1/2 cup||113.4g||4 oz|
|1 tablespoon||14.2g||1/2 oz|
|1 teaspoon||4.7g||0.02 oz|
|1 pound||450g||16 oz|
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