How Many Tablespoons In 1/4 Cup

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Need to know how many tablespoons in 1/4 cup? This post will answer this question and talk more about different kitchen conversions.

Measuring spoons with spices and flour.


How Many Tablespoons In 1/4 Cup?

4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup

Can’t find your measuring cups to make delicious recipes like cookies or cake? You can use measuring spoons instead to help measure your ingredients.

There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup so you can use the equation

16 x cups = tablespoons to find out how many tablespoons in 1/4 cup.

(16 x .25) = 4 tablespoons

How Many Ounces In 1/4 Cup?

There are 2 tablespoons in 1 ounce so there are 2 ounces in 1/4 cup.

How Many Tablespoons In 1/3 Cup?

5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup

Tablespoons To Cups Conversion Chart

TablespoonsCupsFluid Ounces
2 tablespoons1/8 cup1 fl. ounces
4 tablespoons1/4 cup2 fl. ounces
5 tablespoons1/3 cup2.5 fl. ounces
8 tablespoons1/2 cup4 fl. ounces
10 tablespoons2/3 cup5 fl. ounces
12 tablespoons3/4 cup6 fl. ounces
16 tablespoons1 cup8 fl. ounces

How Many Tablespoons Of Butter In 1/4 Cup?

The measurement is the same, if a recipe calls for 1/4 cup of butter, then there are 4 tablespoons of butter needed.

Tips For Using Measuring Spoons And Cups

The type of ingredient will determine what measuring device you will need. Using a kitchen scale is also a great way to make sure you are getting accurate measurements.

  • Dry ingredients – When you are measuring dry ingredients it’s best to use dry measuring cups or spoons. Spoon the ingredient, like flour, into the measuring cup and then level it with a knife. It’s also recommended to sift dry ingredients before measuring to remove any clumps.
  • Liquid ingredients – Use a liquid measuring cup or measuring spoons for wet ingredients. Make sure to place the measuring cup on a flat surface to ensure you are getting the exact amount.

Imperial VS Metric

The Imperial and Metric system are the most used throughout the world. The United States is one of the only places left that uses the Imperial system.

When you are baking, these differences can potentially effect the outcome of your recipe.

The FDA requires these measurements when it comes to labeling nutritional information on food products.

MLUS TablespoonsMetric Tablespoons
1/4 US Cup60 mL4.058 tablespoons4 metric tablespoons

The US Customary System

This is also known as the USCS system of measuring.

MLUS TablespoonsMetric Tablespoons
1/4 US Cup59.157 mL4 tablespoons3.943 metric tablespoons

More kitchen measurements

If you have any other questions regarding measuring ingredients, be sure to let me know in the comments.

Measuring spoons with spices and flour.
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Tablespoons In 1/4 Cup

By Heather
Learn how to measure how many tablespoons in 1/4 cup and other kitchen conversions and measurements.
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 4 tablespoons


  • 1/4 cup liquid or dry ingredients


  • Measure out 4 tablespoons of liquid or dry ingredients for your recipes that calls for 1/4 cup.


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 0.2mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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