Basic Baking Conversions When Measuring Ingredients

August 31, 2022

Basic Baking Conversions When Measuring Ingredients

Whether you use a scale or measuring cups when baking, you want to make sure you have the exact right measurements to get the best possible bakes for your cakes! Maybe you even like to use both methods for measuring depending on different ingredients. No matter your preferred method, I put together this chart for basic baking conversions when measuring ingredients that will help! 

basic baking conversions when measuring ingredients.

I could go on and on about how important it is to get your measurements as accurate as possible for your cakes, but I will spare you and just give you the most important tips! I put so much emphasis on measuring ingredients because it’s one of the factors you have more control over when it comes to getting a great bake. 

When baking, you’ll often see recipes that go by gram measurements. This is because this gives you the most accurate measurements when adding different ingredients to your batter. However, you can totally use cups to measure out your ingredients and still get great results. I actually prefer using measuring cups myself! 

How Nailing Your Measurements Give You the Best Bakes

Did you know there is a certain way to add flour to your measuring cup that will encourage light and fluffy texture to your cake layers? Instead of scooping out the flour and knocking off the extra amount, it’s better to spoon it into the cup. This will help the flour not get packed in too tight. The light and airy flour will translate over to your cake batter. 

As far as wet ingredients go, the most important thing to remember is to make sure they are at room temperature before you add them to the batter. Having them at room temperature will help it mix in nicely with the dry ingredients, keeping the batter super smooth. 

My last tip is to make sure you follow the recipe as closely as possible. I try to be super specific with mixing times and baking times on my recipes because this is crucial to getting that moist, tall cake layers we all love. So, make sure to stick with those numbers! It’s always good to check out the notes section at the bottom of the recipe card too because there may be some special instructions to follow that will help you get the best results for your cake.

baking conversion chart for basic ingredients.

Basic Baking Conversions When Measuring Ingredients

I know I kept this post short and sweet, but I just wanted you to have my chart for basic baking conversions when measuring ingredients! Just take a look at this list whenever you’re in a pinch and you need a quick conversion. And, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @cakebycourtney for more tips and tricks on all things cake!

P.S. The posts linked below will dive deeper into the tips I talked about earlier! So check these out if you’re wanting a bit more advice on nailing your bakes.

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  1. I made this cake and I’m not even a huge fan of peaches but I moved to the South from New England and peaches are a thing here 😉 This cake has made me love peaches! Everyone loved it, it was gone in minutes. The only thing I switched up was the buttercream as I favor a smbc but everything else I followed the recipe! I’ll be making this again and again. The flavor combination is insane! I don’t know how else to describe it!! 10/10, happy dance good, chefs kiss, 1000% recommend, you need this in your belly!

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