Used in baking for all types of recipes from breads to cakes, measuring the correct amounts of flour is critical.
So, how much does a cup of flour weigh?
One cup of all-purpose flour weighs approximately 4.51507 ounces (128 grams).
It’s important to know that weights can vary depending on a number of factors:
- How was the flour measured out
- The brand of flour
- The measuring cup itself
The most accurate way to measure flour is to scoop out the flour from the bag and pour it into a dry-ingredient measuring cup. Level the top off with a metal spatula.
If you dip the measuring cup into the bag of flour, the weight can be as much as one ounce heavier. That can make a huge difference in certain recipes.
~ Fun Fact ~
A single bushel of wheat will make around 42 pounds of white flour or 60 pounds of whole wheat flour.