How to Measure Flour

Have you ever weighed a cup of flour to see if you're measuring it properly? Chances are, you're adding too much flour to your cup. This quick tip video will show you the most accurate way to measure flour: using a scale. Accurate measurements ensure the best results with our King Arthur Flour recipes.

A cup of all-purpose flour weighs 4 1/4 ounces or 120 grams. See our ingredient weight chart for volume, ounces, and grams equivalencies for common ingredients.

Measuring flour

When measuring flour by volume, please follow these steps:

  1. Fluff up the flour
  2. Sprinkle it into your dry-cup measure (the one that measures exactly a cup at the top)
  3. Scrape off the excess with a straight edge