Simple Ways To Measure Butter

Is there anything more marvelous than butter? It perfectly complements all foods and makes even the most ordinary recipes taste like out of this world. Over the years, it has become an all-time favorite ingredient, and many people cannot imagine their lives—or fridges—without it. 

Measuring butter, on the other hand, is not as dreamy and pleasant as is its taste. You’ve probably found yourself in a situation where you cannot measure the exact amount of butter and you add too little, or too much, and the flavor is just not right. Well, we are here to help! 

Read on to find out how to measure butter without a scale with ease, how many tablespoons are in one stick of butter, and all other butter measurement information.

How to Measure Butter Without a Kitchen Scale?

Cooking and baking with butter can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. Although butter is the ultimate ingredient that enhances the flavor of each recipe and makes it even more delicious, it creates a bit of a sticky mess around the kitchen, and it can be really hard to measure to add to recipes, especially if you don’t have a kitchen scale.

However, there are three simple and easy ways to measure butter without using a scale:

  • Melted butter measuring method

Measuring melted butter is pretty straightforward. First, you let the butter soften, scoop it with a measuring spoon, and level off. The same goes for measuring whipped butter.

  • Water-displacement method

This method is a great solution for measuring cold butter without a scale. Take a bigger liquid measuring cup and fill it with water equal to the amount of butter you need for the recipe. Add chunks of butter until the water doubles in volume. Be sure that the measuring cup is big enough to handle twice the volume that you wish to measure out.

For example, if you need a 1/2 cup of butter, fill in the cup with 1/2 cup of water, add butter until it doubles to 1 full cup. 

  • Butter Twist method

Butter Twist has markings at 1 tbsp increments, which makes it easy for you to measure the butter amount accurately. Set it to the right tbsp amount and simply turn the cutting ring 180 degrees to cut and dispense your butter. 

Not only does it help you follow the recipes by accurately adding butter, but it also makes kitchen cleaning a whole lot easier since there’s no more sticky mess!

Butter Measuring Made Easy

Most butter wrappers are printed with measurement information—this keeps the process simple. That is, if the recipe calls for the same measures as written on the wrapper. But, what happens when a recipe calls for ounces or grams?

By following this conversion table for butter, you will be able to accurately measure the right amount to add to your recipe each time. 




Table spoons

Tea spoons

Weight (oz)

Weight (g)






2 oz.

57 g


1/2 + (1 1/3 Tbsp)

5 1/3







4 oz.

113 g


1 + (2 2/3 Tbsp)

10 2/3



1 1/2




6 oz.

170 g






8 oz.

227 g






16 oz.

454 g

If you’ve ever wondered
how many tablespoons are in a stick of butter or how many teaspoons are in a cup of butter, this conversion table will surely make it clear. You can write these measurements down and keep them in your recipe binder, so the next time you find yourself in such a situation, you will know how to measure the exact amount you need. 

Butter Twist can be of great help when it comes to dispensing, measuring, and spreading butter. It is a must-have kitchen gadget for all busy cooking aficionados as well as, well, pretty much everyone! Get yours today and start buttering!

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