How heavy is one cup of butter?

Are you frustrated with recipes calling for 1 cup of butter? I do. I cannot fill up a cup with butter because it will be a messy job. So, I have found the mystery of the weight of a cup of butter.

A cup of butter weighs 227 grams.

In Malaysia, most brands of butter are sold in 250 gram blocks. So, to get 227 gram, just cut off a tiny cube from the 250 grams.

However, Anchor brand of butter comes in 225 grams instead of the normal 250 grams. So, if you are baking a cake that calls for 250 grams, do not ignore the missing 25 grams because it can change the texture of your cake.

If that’s the case, then reduce the quantity of your sugar and flour. I normally bake pound cake using the same weight of sugar, flour and butter. I reduce the quantity of sugar by 20 grams to make the cake less sweeter.

So, now you know…..1 cup of butter is equivalent to 227 grams or 1/2 pound butter. 1/2 pound is 8 ozs. Ahh…don’t you just hate the US and Metric measurements? So many numbers, so confusing.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

3 thoughts on “How heavy is one cup of butter?

    joycelim

    (January 12, 2009 - 1:26 pm)

    how to make the beehive cookies?

    Christina

    (January 19, 2009 - 6:13 pm)

    how heavy is a tablespoon, a teaspoon?(plz give answer in grams ^^)

    Christina

    (January 19, 2009 - 6:14 pm)

    And what’s the shape and size of the tablespoon, can u pls show a pic of it? thanks

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