Do you need to instantly convert a quantity of butter to grams? A cup, a chopstick, a tablespoon… whatever it is, you can figure out how much butter you need and quickly measure it out in grams.
1 cup butter in grams (and parts of a cup)
1 cup butter in grams = 250 Grams (AUSTRALIAN recipes) = 1 block
1 cup butter in grams = 225 Grams (US recipes) = 2 sticks
Note that the following conversions are based on an Australian cup measurement. If using a US prescription, please do your own calculations using the points above.
4 cups of butter in grams = 1000 grams = 1 kg
2 cups butter in grams = 500 grams
3/4 (three quarters) cup of butter in grams = 185 grams
2/3 (two-thirds) cup of butter in grams = 165 grams
1/2 (half) cup butter in grams = 125 grams
1/3 (third) cup of butter in grams = 85 grams
1/4 (quarter) cup of butter in grams = 60 grams
Spoon measurements in grams
1 teaspoon of butter in grams = 5 grams
1 tablespoon of butter in grams = 10 grams
1 tablespoon of butter in grams = 20 grams (AUSTRALIAN recipes)
1 tablespoon butter in grams = 15 grams (US recipes)
How many grams of butter is in an ounce and a pound?
1 ounce (oz) of butter in grams = 30 g
1 pound butter in grams = 450 g
Or use my pound to gram conversion chart and calculator.
piece of butter in grams
1 stick of butter in grams = 110g
2 sticks of butter in grams = 225g
In Australia we generally have blocks of butter equivalent to a cup of butter (250 grams) rather than sticks.
How about unsalted butter, ghee butter and margarine?
These conversions apply to regular salted butter, but should also serve as a general guideline for unsalted butter, ghee butter (clarified butter), and margarine.
I’ve never quite understood why a recipe calls for half a cup of butter when a round stick clearly won’t fit in a square hole — or in this case, a rectangular stick of butter can’t be squeezed into a measuring cup.
I know, I know. You can soften it and puree it.
But seriously, why would you do that when you can chop up little blocks and measure them out on a nice scale like this one:
And then there are the overseas recipes or old recipes that call for sticks, ounces and all sorts of things.
It’s all VERY confusing.
If you come across a butter measurement that I haven’t listed, please leave a comment below.
Fancy some nice butter recipes?
Since you’re here, check out my recipes for Bread and Butter Pudding, Lebanese Shortbread, Melting Moments, Scottish Shortbread and a Butter Board.
You can also learn how to make butter at home here and find recipes for the best buttery treat (on a scone!) here.