Butter Converter

Convert any number of sticks of butter to cups, ounces (oz), grams (g), pounds (lb), and more. Easy conversion of tablespoons or cups of butter to grams. Learn how much is a stick of butter in cups, grams, ounces or pounds, how many grams or cups are in a stick of butter, how much is a cup of butter, and other kinds of butter conversions.

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  2. How much is a stick of butter?
  3. Cups of butter to grams conversion
  4. Easy butter conversion rules

    Butter conversion

Cooking recipes often specify amounts of butter in cups, sticks, or tablespoons and often it is convenient to convert those amounts to grams, ounces or cups. These often include conversion from volume units to weight units, or vice versa, which is not trivial and requires one to know the density of cooking butter. This is where a butter converter is most useful. To use it, just select the unit to convert from, and the unit to convert to.

Read on below for examples and often-used conversions neatly structured in helpful recipe conversion tables.

    How much is a stick of butter?

In the United States, butter is often sold in sticks, each weighing 1/4 pounds or 4 ounces, which is about 113 grams. The 4-ounce sticks are predominantly produced in two different rectangular shapes due to historical differences in cutting and packaging machinery. Most recipes refer to Elgin-style, a.k.a. Eastern-pack shaped sticks, but some may use Western-pack shaped sticks instead. The weight of both is the same, so it should not matter which style of butter is currently available to you.

How many cups is a stick of butter?

In terms of cups, a stick of butter is equal to roughly half a cup (1/2 cup), using the US Legal Cup definition, and it equals 0.4 cups using the Imperial cup definition that is encountered less frequently nowadays. For other conversions of sticks of butter to cups (1/2 stick, 1/3 stick, 2 sticks, etc.), see the table below.

Sticks of butter to cups of butter
Sticks of butter Cups of butter
1/4 stick 1/8 cup
1/3 stick 1/6 cup
1/2 stick 1/4 cup
1 stick 1/2 cup
1⅓ stick 2/3 cup
1½ stick 3/4 cup
2 sticks 1 cup

As shown above, by knowing how many cups are in one stick of butter, one can easily multiply or divide the number of cups to match the number of sticks. E.g. to know how many sticks of butter is 1 cup, just multiply 1/2 cups by 2 to get the answer: two sticks of butter equal 1 cup of butter.

How many grams is a stick of butter?

Or, in other words, how much does a stick of butter weigh? A stick of butter weighs a quarter of a pound or exactly 4 ounces which are equal to roughly 113 grams. So a stick of butter is 113 grams in weight.

Below is a table of the weight of different numbers of sticks of butter in grams:

Weight of sticks of butter in grams
Sticks of butter Grams of butter
1/4 stick 28 g
1/3 stick 37 g
1/2 stick 55 g
1 stick 113 g
1⅓ sticks 147 g
1½ sticks 165 g
2 sticks 220 g

    Cups of butter to grams conversion

Butter in recipes may be given in cups (by volume) while a more convenient way to measure it is by weight in grams, pounds and ounces. By knowing how many grams are in a cup of butter, one can easily convert any amount of cups.

How much is one cup of butter in grams?

A cup of butter weighs 230 grams which is equal to just over 8 oz or about half a pound (1/2 lb). Therefore, there are 230 grams in a cup of butter. From this it also follows that, half a cup of butter in grams is 115 g (230 g / 2). For other cups of butter to grams conversions see the table below:

Cups of butter to grams of butter
Cups of butter Grams of butter
1/4 cup 58 g
1/3 cup 77 g
1/2 cup 115 g
1 cup 230 g
1⅓ cup 307 g
1½ cup 345 g
2 cups 460 g

To convert tablespoons of butter to grams, teaspoons of butter to grams, tablespoons to sticks of butter, and so on, use the converter above. The above conversions work out close enough for peanut butter, e.g. 1 cup of peanut butter in grams is about 262 g. so just slightly more.

    Easy butter conversion rules

If you want to memorize easy ways to convert of butter in recipes, use these shorthands:

  • 1 lb of butter = 4 sticks = 2 cups = 32 tbsp = 16 oz = 454 grams of butter
  • 1 cup of butter = 2 sticks = 16 tbsp = 8 oz = 230 grams of butter
  • 1 stick of butter = 1/2 cups = 8 tbsp = 4 oz = 113 grams of butter

Every other unit you might need can be calculated by simple multiplication or division.

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