How Many Tablespoons Equal 1/3 Cup?

If you're interested in cooking and baking, it can be important to understand how to convert tablespoons to cup measurements.

How Many Tablespoons Are There in a Cup?
For example, if you're wondering how many tablespoons equal 1/3 cup, you will want to know that there are five 1/3 tablespoons in one-third of a cup. All in all, there are 16 tablespoons in a full cup.

Owning a good measuring cup and accurate measuring spoons can also be a worthwhile investment for any aspiring cook or pastry chef - in some types of food preparation, such as cakes, pies and pastries, there is no room for deviation from traditional recipes.

For example, a cake may not rise well if you miscalculate the measurements and add too much or too little of a certain ingredient. For this reason, it's vital to have a good grasp of measurements and conversions commonly used in the kitchen.

The more you practice measuring tablespoons into cup portions, the better you'll get at creating excellent renditions of recipes and other substances.

However, as an easy rule of thumb, you are quite safe using five and one-third tablespoons of liquid or solid ingredients (such as milk, butter, flour or water) to equal one third-of-a-cup. When you measure carefully with level, even tablespoons, you should get a perfect result every single time.
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1/3 cup = (1/3 cup)(16 tbsp/(1 cup)) = 16/3 tbsp = 5 1/3 tbsp

5 1/3 tablespoons is 1/3 cup.  (1/3 tbsp = 1 tsp)
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Depending which country you are in, one tablespoon could be either 15ml or 20ml.

One metric cup is 250ml - 1/3 cup is therefore 250/3 = 80.3ml.

Therefore 1/3 cup is approximately four to five tablespoons.
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Anonymous commented
Thank you! I must invest in some measuring cups and spoons!
Melicious Logan commented
1/3 cup ------------- 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon