How many teaspoons are in 1/4 cup? Learn how to convert and calculate cups to teaspoons or tablespoons for recipes. Most volume measurements in the United States can break down into teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups. The correct amount of ingredients is important to make any dish, especially for baking.
Knowing how many teaspoons are in 1/4 cup makes it easy to convert back and forth.
How Many Teaspoons Are in 1/4 Cup?
If you’re working on a recipe and try to scale up a recipe where you’d like to convert 1/4 cup to teaspoons, you can use 12 teaspoons for 1/4 cup. For more conversions, keep reading to find all the answers.
|Teaspoons||US Customary (USCS)||US Legal||Metric||UK Imperial|
|12 teaspoons (USCS)||¼ cup||0.246 cup¼ cup (approx)||0.236 cup||0.208 cup|
What Does “Teaspoon” Mean?
Teaspoon refers to a small spoon while tablespoon refers to a large spoon , like a soup spoon.
You may see teaspoons appear in lowercase as tsp or t while tablespoons are listed as T, Tb, Tbs, and tbsp in recipes.
How to Convert TSP to Cup
There are 48 teaspoons in one cup, so the conversion formula is 1 cup = 48 teaspoons. Here is a teaspoon to cup converter chart:
How to Convert TBSP to TSP?
Tablespoons and teaspoons are used for different purposes. Typically you’ll see tablespoons used for larger quantities like cooking oil or soy sauce, while teaspoons are for smaller quantities like spices and seasonings.
There are 3 teaspoons in one tablespoon, so the conversion formula is Tablespoon = 3 x teaspoons.
Measuring Tips and Tricks to Measuring and Converting
- Always level your teaspoons or cups using a knife. Heaping amounts are incorrect unless specifically called for in the recipe.
- Sift dry ingredients before measuring for the most accurate amounts. This is especially important when doubling or tripling recipes.
- Use pyrex liquid measuring cups to measure liquid amounts. Do not use coffee mugs or spoons without measurement indicators.
Metric vs Imperial Measurements
Recipes from different countries or regions may use metric or older imperial standards that are slightly different. Usually, you do not need to make adjustments unless you are doubling or tripling a recipe, where the differences may start to add up. Nonetheless, here are the differences for the sake of completeness:
|Definition by Region||US (Customary)||Europe, UK, Canada, Australia (Metric)||UK Imperial (old recipes only)|
|1 cup||237 mL||250 mL||284 mL|
|1 teaspoon||5 mL or|
1/6 fl oz
|5.2 mL or 0.17 fl oz||6 mL or 0.2 fl oz|
How Many Dry Teaspoons Are in A Cup?
One cup is converted to 48 teaspoons for dry goods such as sugar, flour, and cocoa.
How Can I Convert Tablespoons to Teaspoons?
One tablespoon contains 3 teaspoons.
How to Convert Teaspoon to ML?
One teaspoon is equivalent to 5 ml.
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Converting 1/4 Cup to Teaspoons
- 1/4 cup liquids or dry ingredients
- Check the label on your teaspoon. They should read ⅙ fl oz for US Customary teaspoons.
- Measure 12 teaspoons for 1/4 cup.