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How many tablespoons in 1/4 cup? One quarter cup (¼ cup) equals 4 tablespoons (4 Tbsp). This is the answer to both how many tablespoons in ¼ cup dry and how many tablespoons in ¼ cup liquid. Get a helpful conversion table to convert cups to tablespoons. You’ll love how easy it makes measuring both liquid ingredients and dry ingredients!

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How many tablespoons does it take to make ¼ cup? There are 4 tablespoons in a quarter cup.

Today you’ll learn different ways you can make ¼-cup. This way, you can use measuring spoons if you don’t have a ¼ cup on hand.

This conversion factor is for US cups to US tablespoons. For how many tablespoons is ¼ cup in Australia and UK, use the table below. The ¼ imperial cup to imperial tablespoon conversion is still 4 tablespoons.

CupsUS Tablespoons
Milliliters (mL)
¼ US Cup
4 3.943 3.331 2.957 59.147
¼ US Legal Cup 4.058 4 3.379 3 60
¼ Imperial Cup 4.804 4.736 4 3.552 71.033
¼ Metric Cup
4.227 4.399 3.52 3.125 62.5

When asking yourself how many tablespoons in a quarter cup, it’s important to determine where in the world you are. The US customary system (USCS) is what we commonly use for home baking in America, while the US legal cup is used for nutrition labels.

The UK metric cup (part of the metric system also used in Canada and New Zealand) is similar enough to the US cup that you can mostly use it interchangeably. Old recipes sometimes use the imperial system cup.

There are 20 mL in an Australian tablespoon, and 4 Australian teaspoons in a tablespoon in Australia. This can make converting international recipes tricky for Aussies!

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup?

To figure out how many tbsp in a quarter cup, you can use a simple conversion formula. We know:

1 cup = 16 tablespoons


(Number of cups)*16 = Number of tablespoons

So, to figure out ¼ cup equals how many tablespoons, we have:

cup)*16 = Number of tablespoons

¼*16 = 4 tablespoons

In other words, there are four tablespoons in one-fourth cup.

Tablespoons to Cups Conversion Chart

Here’s a handy tablespoons to cups conversion table, using US cups and tablespoons:

Cups (c) dry or
Teaspoons (tsp)
dry or liquid
US Fluid Ounces
(fl oz) liquid
1 1/16 3 0.5
2 1/8 6 1
3 3/16 9 1.5
4 1/4 12 2
5 5/16 15 2.5
6 3/8 18 3
7 7/16 21 3.5
8 1/2 24 4
9 9/16 27 4.5
10 5/8 30 5
11 11/16 33 5.5
12 3/4 36 6
13 13/16 39 6.5
14 7/8 42 7
15 15/16 45 7.5
16 1 48 8

These are all volume measurements. Dry ingredients may also be measured by ounces in weight. However, the volume of a specific weight of a dry ingredient will vary depending on the ingredient used. For example, 8 ounces of butter is one cup, but 8 ounces of dry macaroni pasta is about 2 cups.

When measuring dry goods, make sure to level cups and measuring spoons with the back of a butter knife for more accurate measuring. Weighing dry ingredients with a food scale leads to more consistent results in baking than using volume measurements. Sifting dry ingredients and using liquid measuring cups for liquids and dry measuring cups for dry ingredients can also help get the most accurate results.

How many cups is 32 tablespoons?

32 tablespoons equals 2 cups, or one pint.

How many tablespoons in a cup?

How many tablespoons in one cup? 16 tablespoons equals one cup.

quarter cup how many tablespoons

How many tablespoons in one gallon?

There are 16 cups, or 256 tablespoons in a gallon.

What is 16 tablespoons equal to in cups?

As just mentioned, sixteen tablespoons equals one cup.

How many tablespoons in ¾ cup?

There are 12 tablespoons in ¾ cup. Please note that two thirds is not the same as three quarters.

How many tablespoons in 2/3 cup?

2/3 cup is equal to 10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons. In other words, 2/3 cup equals 10 2/3 tablespoons. Two thirds is more than a half.

What is 10 tablespoons equal to in cups?

10 tablespoons equals 5/8 cup.

How many tablespoons in ½ cup?

How many tablespoons in a half cup? There are 8 Tbsp in a half cup.

Does 7 tablespoons equal ¼ cup?

No, 7 tablespoons equals 7/16 cup, or 0.4375 cup. It is 4 tablespoons that equals ¼ cup.

How many cups is 6 tablespoons?

Six tablespoons is 3/8 cup, or 0.375 cup.

How many tablespoons in 1/3 cup?

How many Tbsp in 1/3 cup? There are 5 1/3 tablespoons in 1/3 cup. In other words, there are 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon in one-third cup.

What is 3 tablespoons equal to in cups?

3 Tbsp is not a third of a cup. Three tablespoons is 3/16 cup, or 0.1875 cup.

How many tablespoons in 1/8 cup?

Two tablespoons equals half of ¼ cup, AKA 1/8 cup.

4 oz is how many tablespoons?

Four ounces equals 8 tablespoons of liquid. Please note that we are talking about fluid ounces here, not ounces of dry weight.

How many teaspoons in ¼ cup?

What’s 1/4 cup in teaspoons? One quarter cup equals 12 teaspoons.

How many tablespoons of ground coffee per cup?

How many tablespoons of coffee grounds per cup? Many coffee packages instruct you to use 1 tablespoon ground coffee per 6 ounces of water (i.e., ¾ US customary cup water). This equals 1 1/3 tablespoons (i.e., 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon) of ground coffee per cup.


How many tablespoons in ¼ cup butter?

There are 4 tablespoons in ¼ cup butter. This equals half of a stick of butter, or 1/8 of the butter sticks in a typical package.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup cocoa powder?

¼ cup cocoa powder equals 4 dry tablespoons.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup flour?

¼ cup flour equals 4 tablespoons. This is true for all purpose flour, whole grain flour, and gluten free flour.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup of oil?

Olive oil and other oils measure 4 tablespoons per ¼ cup.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup milk?

There are four Tbsp in ¼ c milk.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup water?

There are 4 Tbsp in ¼ c water. (Noticing a pattern here?)

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup shredded cheese?

There are 4 tablespoons in ¼ cup shredded cheese. However, I highly recommend using weight measurements for cheese instead of measuring by volume. It can be hard to get accurate volume measurements for large cheese shreds.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup mayonnaise?

¼ cup mayo equals 4 tablespoons.

How many tablespoons in 1/4 cup cornstarch?

Four tablespoons equals one fourth cup cornstarch.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup tomato paste?

There are 4 tablespoons in one quarter cup tomato paste.

How many tablespoons in ¼ cup honey?

You can probably guess the answer to this question if you’ve read the other FAQs! There are 4 tablespoons in ¼ cup honey.

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Other Measurement Conversions

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Tablespoons to Cups Converter Video

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