Jun 09


Weight Conversions for Common Baking Ingredients {Free Illustrated Printables}

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Weight Conversions for Flour, Sugar and Other Common Ingredients in Baking

Proper ingredient measurement is especially key in baking, and weighing really is the most accurate way to measure.  Since not all of my recipes provide both weight measurements (ounces or grams) and volume measurements (cups), my web designer Arthur has created a handy illustrated list of the most common baking ingredients.

A little note for you – These are commonly accepted weight conversions and are useful for recipes where no other weights are provided, but if a recipe you’re using provides its own conversions, stick to what’s given, as the way each recipe writer measures flour, for example, may differ.  Their recipe is probably tailored to their preferences.

Thanks to my web designer, Arthur, for creating two illustrated versions to choose from – print the design you enjoy most!


{Click here for a printable version}


Illustrated Printables ~ Kitchen Conversion Series:

For the 1st in our Series of Kitchen Conversion Illustrated Printables, Liquid Measure Equivalents, click here.


Other {Free} Illustrated Printables:


Hope you enjoy these!



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  1. Toni
    June 10, 2013 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Marian, these are fantastic!! I am forever working out the basic conversions and end up writing them in pencil on the page in the recipe books. Now I can just laminate a copy of this and hang it in the kitchen.
    Thank you 🙂


  2. June 10, 2013 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Ohh I was so looking forward for Monday to come.. to finally see this cute illustration by Arthur!
    This is really helpful, Marian, thank you so much for sharing!

    Over here in Germany we weigh all recipes, no measuring cups (I use both though), everything is in grams, which makes it much more accurate and hopefully more people overseas will buy a digital scale one day 🙂

    Thanks for such a cute way to start a Monday morning,
    love and xoxo!!
    niner 🙂

  3. June 10, 2013 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Marian! It’s great to have these conversion chart, the illustrations are beautiful!
    ….please don’t get me wrong, but there’s a mistake in the weight Of the cup Of butter, it’s 2 sticks, 8 oz, 250 grs. In Chile we use the metric system, and it’s very helpfull to have all the conversions!
    I love your designs! You have been an inspiration for my baking everyday!!!

  4. June 10, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I wasted no time printing this and it’s neatly tucked into my kitchen cabinet.I prefer weighing ingredients whenever possible so thank you for making this adorable chart.Your sugar cookie recipe is one of my all-time favorites and I could never seem to get it just right until the day I found, deep into the comments section of your recipe, how much you indicated your cups of flour weighed. Since then those cookies come out just perfect each and every time.

  5. June 10, 2013 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Weighing ingredients is much quicker and produces more consistent results. You may want to double-check the cocoa powder weight. I use King Arthur Flour’s Master Weight Chart (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe/master-weight-chart.html) and it shows one cup of cocoa powder weighs 3 ounces. I have found this weight to be quite accurate for me when I use it in baking.

  6. Anne-Marie Diaz
    June 10, 2013 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    great job ,thank you so much ….

  7. June 10, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Great chart! Thanks! 🙂

  8. marian
    June 10, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Thanks, @ Toni, @ niner bakes // ninerbakes.com: Glad you like it!

    Hi @ Sandra Marras: I wonder if depending on where you live, the butter is packaged differently? Or somehow if the scales are different? That makes things confusing, doesn’t it!
    One pack of butter here in Canada is approximately 454 grams (1 lb), so half of that, or two sticks is approx. 227 grams (8 ounces), and 1 stick would be half of that, which would be 113 grams (4 ounces). Ahh, there is a typo, but I’m not sure how 2 sticks are 250 grams. Maybe your butter packaging is different? Thanks for the heads up, I’ll let my graphic designer know asap.

  9. marian
    June 10, 2013 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Hi @ Dawn: I had used an online calculator to figure it out, but just went and physically measured it out, and yes, 3 ounces is more accurate! Thanks for the heads up, I will let my web designer know.

  10. marian
    June 10, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Awesome, @ Colleen! Glad to hear it!

  11. michiganlass
    June 10, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I don’t know if I am the only person having trouble printing these, but they are very light in color and I have new ink. Also, it will not print the entire list, only half. Thanks so much for sharing wish I could print it off and keep it handy, please help!!!

  12. June 10, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Grazie!!! Bellissimo blog!

  13. marian
    June 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    HI @ michiganlass: Thank you for the heads up!! I’m having the same issue now too. I’ve sent a message to my web designer and will put a message in the post when the issue is fixed. For now, I’ve inserted this message into the post: ****Please hold off on printing until this message is removed. Righit now they’re printing too lightly and we need to fix that issue, as well as a misprint in the butter and cocoa measuremnts. Thanks!

  14. June 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for this – I am putting it on my desktop – I always do my recipes for my blog in weights and can never remember the conversions so this will be a huge help. Happy Baking!! P.S. and it’s pretty 🙂

  15. June 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely love this chart, plus the design is too cute! 🙂

  16. Kate
    June 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry to be picky, but it looks like there’s a mistake in the flour measurements too. You have AP and bread flour with different imperial measurements but the same metric.

    It’s an adorable graphic though, and I’ll be printing it out when you give the all-clear!

  17. June 10, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Such sweet and helpful weight conversion charts, Marian! Thanks so much! xo

  18. marian
    June 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi @ Kate: Thanks so much for the heads up! I must have been overtired when I sent Arthur that list!! I’m going to buy the ingredients tomorrow and manually measure them all out. Thanks again!!

    Thanks for your comments, everyone!

  19. Maria Theresia
    June 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    very cute conversion chart, very helpful. I weigh out most of my baking recipes. Thank you for your hard work and sharing so much with all of us.

  20. marian
    June 13, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    If you printed or pinned this before 10:30pm EST on Thursday, June 13th/13, there were a few mistakes in the measurements, and the colors weren’t printing well. All fixed! (The ones in the post are correct). Apologies for the previous errors – going to make sure I triple check for the next printable!!
    xo, Marian

  21. June 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    That is a lot of mind boggling work you’ve done! Thank you so much! Looks great!

  22. June 14, 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    These are too cute!

  23. June 14, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I LOVE that you did this. I am forever looking this stuff up on line, and also trying to convert some of my old pastry recipes to measurements, so this will be very useful!

  24. June 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    This is so helpful and adorable all at the same time!!!

  25. June 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    omg so helpful!!

  26. June 14, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Love this – so pretty (love Arther’s designs)and so useful all at the same time. I’m off to check out the liquid one as well.

  27. June 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    You and Arthur have done an incredible job with this chart. It must have been a ton of work on both of your parts, and the end result is not only useful but adorable.
    I follow the KAF master chart, at least for flour, and it weighs whole wheat flour heavier than all purpose, so that when I’m making a pizza dough I use 4 ounces of whole wheat for a cup, not 4 1/4 like I do with bread and all purpose flours. It’s so much easier to weigh than to scoop and fluff and level.


  28. June 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    This is all such incredibly useful info! Thank you for sharing!

  29. Barb Jourdain
    June 20, 2013 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    June 20,2013 and I still can not print out the
    chart. Can you let me know what I am doing wrong?

    It is not printing the Misc part. Butter and Cocoa

  30. marian
    June 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi @ Barb Jourdain: Perhaps its the printer settings. You may have to scale it to fit one page. Let me know how it goes. xo

  31. July 14, 2013 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    Long time no post Marian… hope everything is alright and your just having too much fun to be on the computer.

  32. July 22, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Love, love, love, love, love!! All I can say, other than thank you for sharing!

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