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Written by the YesChef staff
There are 8 tablespoons in one quarter cup.
There are 12 teaspoons in one quarter cup.
There are 6 teaspoons in one US ounce.
There are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon (3 tsp per tbsp).
Knowing this makes it easy to bake decadent dessert recipes such as chef Nancy Silverton’s apple pie.
For a few more culinary conversions, use this list as a friendly guide:
¾ teaspoon = ¼ tablespoon
1 ½ teaspoons = ½ tablespoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon = ½ fluid ounce
6 teaspoons = 2 tablespoons = ⅛ cup = 1 fluid ounce
12 teaspoons = 4 tablespoons = ¼ cup = 2 fluid ounces
16 teaspoons = 5 ⅓ tablespoons = ⅓ cup = 2 ⅓ fluid ounces
24 teaspoons = 8 tablespoons = ½ cup = 4 fluid ounces
36 teaspoons = 12 tablespoons = ¾ cup = 6 fluid ounces
48 teaspoons = 16 tablespoons = 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
96 teaspoons = 32 tablespoons = 2 cups = 16 fluid ounces = 1 pint
192 teaspoons = 64 tablespoons = 4 cups = 32 fluid ounces = 1 quart
768 teaspoons = 256 tablespoons = 16 cups = 128 fluid ounces = 1 gallon
Imperial, or the US customary/standard system, is based on the old British imperial system of ounces, pounds, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. The metric system is a decimal system based on the meter, liter, and gram.
While the United States (along with Myanmar and Liberia) use the imperial system, the rest of the world uses the metric system. This is why when you are reading a recipe from another country, the ingredients may be listed in liters or grams.
Unit measurements for teaspoons and tablespoons are not the same globally, as listed below.
Since the imperial and metric units are so close, you can use a one-for-one swap and it will not impact the recipe. The only exception to this rule is the Australian tablespoon, which is 20 ml (4 teaspoons in 1 Australian tablespoon).
In recipes from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, you may come across a volume measurement called a dessert spoon. A dessert spoon is 10 ml, or just between a teaspoon and tablespoon.