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American Butter Quantities

Asked by Mone. Answered on 20th November 2010

Full question

Hi, could you please tell me how many grams of butter there are in half a cup or a cup of butter. I often find recipes asking for half a cup of butter and find it hard to measure. Many thanks, Simone

Our answer

If you are in the US then half a cup of butter is the equivalent to one stick, or 8 tablespoons. Most butter is sold in 1 pound boxes and the boxes are split into 4 equal sticks, each weighing 4 ounces, or 115g. as they are conveniently portioned you should not need to put the butter into a cup to measure and most sticks have tablespoon measures marked out so that you can just cut off the correct number of tablespoons.

Here re some weights which may help.

1 tablespoon = 15g

1/2 cup = 115g

1 cup = 230g

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