How Many Tablespoons in 3/4 cup?

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By: Tom Valenti


Are you ever in a pinch trying to figure out cooking measurements? Have you ever found yourself stuck between tablespoons and cups with no idea what measurement to use? If so, that’s okay. Even experienced cooks can be confused when it comes to understanding how many tablespoons in 3/4 cup.

Whether you’re following a recipe or simply want more accurate measurements for your dishes, here is all the info you need about tablespoon and cup conversions.


Different Cup Sizes

Different Cup Sizes

Before we can answer the question of how many tablespoons are in 3/4 cups, it’s important to understand that there are different measuring cup sizes.

US Customary Cup

The standard US cup measurement is 8 fluid ounces or 236ml. This type of cup is also referred to as a US customary cup.

US Legal Cup

The US legal cup helps to measure the volume of recipes in the US. This cup is slightly larger than a customary cup, measuring up to 8.115 fluid ounces or 240ml.

Metric Cup

The metric cup is an internationally used volume measurement, and it equals 250 milliliters or 8.45 fluid ounces.

Imperial Cup

The imperial cup is also referred to as a British Imperial Cup, and it’s equal to 10 imperial fluid ounces or 284.13 milliliters.

US Customary Cup236ml8 fluid ounces
US Legal Cup240ml8.115 fluid ounces
Metric Cup250ml8.45 fluid ounces
Imperial Cup284.13ml10 fluid ounces

Different cup sizes chart

Different Tablespoon Sizes

Different Tablespoon Sizes

Now that you know the different cup sizes, it’s time to look at tablespoon sizes.

US Customary Tablespoon

A US Customary tablespoon equals 0.5 fluid ounces or  14.8ml. The US customary tablespoon is the one most commonly used in kitchens in the US and Canada.

Metric Tablespoon

A Metric tablespoon equals 15ml or 0.5 imperial fluid ounces. This means that it’s slightly larger than a US customary tablespoon.

Imperial Tablespoon

An Imperial tablespoon equals 17.75ml or 0.56 US customary fluid ounces and 0.625 metric tablespoons. 

US Customary Tablespoon14.8ml0.5 fluid ounces
Metric Tablespoon15ml0.5 imperial fluid ounces
Imperial Tablespoon17.75ml0.56 US customary fluid ounces

Different Tablespoon sizes chart

How Many Tablespoons in 3/4 Cup?

Now that you know the different cup and tablespoon sizes, it’s time to answer the question of how many tablespoons in 3/4 cup.

US Customary Cup

If you use a US Customary cup, 1 cup equals 8 fluid ounces, while a tablespoon equals 0.5 fluid ounces. Therefore, 3/4 US customary cups are equal to 6 tablespoons.

US Legal Cup

Using a US Legal cup, 1 cup equals 8.115 fluid ounces, while a tablespoon equals 0.5 fluid ounces. Therefore, 3/4 US legal cup equals 6.087 tablespoons.

Metric Cup

When using a Metric cup, 1 cup equals 250ml, while a tablespoon equals 15ml. Therefore, 3/4 Metric cup equals 12 tablespoons.

Imperial Cup

When using an Imperial cup, 1 cup equals 10 fluid ounces. A tablespoon, in this case, is equal to 0.56 US customary fluid ounces, and therefore, 3/4 imperial cup equals 6.3 tablespoons.

¾ cup
US Customary Cup6177.44ml
US Legal Cup6.087180ml
Metric Cup12187.5ml
Imperial Cup6.3213ml

Cups – Tablespoons Converting Chart

How to Mesure 3/4 Cup

After understanding the different cup sizes and how many tablespoons in 3/4 cup, here are some helpful tips on measuring 3/4 cup accurately. 

Use the Correct Measuring Cup

Before measuring, ensure you’re using the correct measuring cup for your recipe. This means using a US customary, US legal, metric, or imperial cup. 

Fill to Brim and Level with Straight Edge

Fill the measuring cup up to the brim and then level it off with a straight edge such as a knife or spoon. Don’t press down on the ingredients, just lightly shake to pack them in.

Check Measurement with Scale

If you have one, use a kitchen scale to check your measurement. This is especially useful for baking recipes that require precise measurements for an accurate result.

Use Teaspoon Measurements for Smaller Amounts

If you’re measuring 3/4 cup or less, it’s easier to measure using tablespoons and teaspoons. This will give you a more precise measurement than using cups alone.


Now that you know the different cup and tablespoon sizes, as well as how many tablespoons in 3/4 cup for each size, you’ll be able to measure your ingredients with ease. By using the right measuring cup and following the tips mentioned above, you’ll be able to get accurate measurements every time.

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Tom Valenti

Chef/Owner of both Ouest and ‘Cesca, and the Executive Chef of Le Cirque, Alison on Dominick, and Butterfield 81.

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