This free online cooking measurement conversions calculator will scale a recipe's ingredients using any one of four recipe conversion options.
You can enter an alternate number of servings, or you can select from a preset scaling menu (quarter, half, double, etc.), or you can set the original and new pan/cake sizes, or you can manually enter the conversion factor.
Plus, unlike other online recipe converters, this converter will provide you with a printer friendly version so you can print out the completed conversion -- which will include a column containing the original unit quantities and a column containing the the converted unit quantities.
The following recipe conversions chart shows some of the common recipe conversions in case you would like to convert an ingredient manually.
|Pinch||=||1/16 Teaspoon (tsp)|
|3 Teaspoons||=||1 Tablespoon (tbsp)|
|1 Tablespoon||=||1/2 Fluid Ounce (fl oz)|
|8 Fluid Ounces||=||1 Cup|
|2 Cups||=||1 Pint (pt)|
|2 Pints||=||1 Quart (qt)|
|4 Quarts||=||1 Gallon (gal)|
|16 Dry Ounces||=||1 Pound (lb)|
On September 3, 2013, I received the following email from the author of a new cookbook series:
I have seen a lot, and I mean A LOT of cooking conversion sites out there, but this one is by far the best. I am using it in a lot of cookbooks I am writing and will give you full credit on your help! Thanks again for making my life easier." -- Kristi Ambrose
Well, little did I know the first book in her series would be available on Amazon the following month. And sure enough, there it was ... an entire paragraph devoted to referencing the calculator. How cool is that?!
Of course, I felt compelled to return the favor, so, here you go Kristi ...
With that, let's use the Recipe Conversion Calculator to calculate cooking measurement conversions when scaling a recipe from one number of servings to another.
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Recipe title: Enter the title of the recipe, which will appear on the printed recipe conversion.
Option #1 - Adjust number of servings: Enter the original number of servings and the number of desired servings. The recipe conversion calculator will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into appropriate field.
Option #2 - Select scale to set conversion factor: Select the desired recipe adjustment from the drop-down menu. The recipe conversion calculator will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into appropriate field.
Option #3 - From one cake pan/size to another: Optional: Select the pan/cake shape and number of layers and enter the height and dimensions (diameter for round, or width and length for rectangle). The recipe conversion calculator will automatically calculate the conversion factor and enter it into appropriate field. Please enter all dimensions as decimals (example: 2-1/2 would be entered as 2.5).
Option #4 - Manually enter conversion factor: If you did not complete Options #1, #2, or #3, manually enter the conversion factor here. Please enter as a whole number or decimal (example: 2-1/2 would be entered as 2.5).
Final conversion factor: If you completed any of the 4 conversion options this field will contain the final conversion factor, which is required before the calculator will convert the ingredients.
Quantity column: Enter a quantity for each ingredient. Whole numbers are to be entered in the left-hand fields (no non-numeric characters), while fractional quantities can be selected in the right-hand drop-down menus. Note that the quantity (whole number plus fraction) must be greater than zero for the recipe conversion calculator to include the line in the recipe conversions.
Unit of Measurement column: Select the unit of measurement that corresponds to each quantity entered.
Ingredient Description column: Enter the ingredient descriptions as you want them to appear on the printed recipe conversion.
Recipe Instructions (Optional): Enter any recipe instructions you want to appear on the printed recipe conversion.