Common Cooking Abbreviations and Equivalent Measures

Most recipes use abbreviations for the measurements of your ingredients. Here is a quick guide to let you know what standard abbreviations mean:

It is also helpful to know what different measurements equal. This quick reference will give you the basics:

Measuring Spoon Math

Margarita is baking a cake.

The recipe calls for: 2 cups flour

1 and ½ cups sugar

¼ cup cocoa powder

Margarita only has a tablespoon with which to measure! How many tablespoons (Tbsp.) will she need of each ingredient?

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