When baking your recipe calls for a number of tablespoons of butter, but you are unsure how many are in a stick of butter. This is a guide about how many tablespoons in a stick of butter.
How many tablespoons of butter in a pound?
By Nathan from Abbotsford, BC
There are 8 tablespoons of butter in a stick and 4 sticks in a pound box of butter. 8x4=32 tablespoons in a pound.
My mother's recipe for chocolate pound cake calls for 6 sticks of whipped butter. I can only find the whipped butter in 8 oz. tubs. How many tubs of whipped butter will I need to equal 6 sticks of whipped?
By Joyce from Salisbury, NC
Editor's Note: A "stick" of butter equals 1/2 cup
First of all: a standard "Stick of butter" always means 4 ounces. a "half-stick" is two ounces so Deeli is incorrect in saying that 4 ounces is no longer the standard. Secondly, fatboyslimsmom, if you are talking about mixing butter (or other fat) with sugar in the beginning of a recipe, it may be called "creaming". This means to blend your butter and sugar until they are no longer able to be distinguished from each other. to "whip" butter would mean to whip it separately then add your sugar in (by whatever means are most appropriate, whether that be folding it or whipping). Always be aware that the more you allow you butter to melt (if you are baking) the more it will spread in the oven.
Also, shortening may be a good substitute for butter (since it is much cheaper) but also be aware that "butter flavored" Crisco just has coloring in it. It is much easier to mix and converts to the same amount.
zachlechler, before you insist I am incorrect about sticks of butter measurements you might want to check out this link which includes photographic proof. ;-)
How much is 6 teaspoons of butter with in a stick??
How many tablespoons are in one stick of butter?
There are 8 tablespoons in a stick of butter.
Generally, butter comes in 1 pound packages, with 4 sticks of butter that are 1/4 pound each. This is equilivant to 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons. The butter that I buy has tablespoon markings on the paper wrapping to make it easy to measure.
How much is 2 tablespoons in a stick of butter?
Does a stick of butter equal 8 tablespoons?
By William from South Bend, IN
It depends on the stick of butter. The standard sticks are changing. The brand of butter I like the most now comes in eight sticks (four tablespoons each) instead of the standard four sticks (eight tablespoons each) per pound of butter.
If you look at the individual wrappers on each stick you'll see them marked with tablespoon, cup and weight measures. :-)
William, Not all butter wrappers have the markings on them. Regular size stick = 8 Tbsps. 4Tbsps =1/4 cup so 8 Tbsps =1/2 cup, 1/3 cup is roughly 6 1/4 Tbsps. Hope this helps you. Banty
Hi Banty, I've been cooking for over four decades and have never come across a stick of butter that didn't have measurement markings on the stick wrappers. In hearing this news I am now so very, very curious which brands don't (have the markings) and I can't afford, nor use enough butter, to warrant purchase testing :-o
Do you or anyone here at ThriftyFun happen to know which brand(s) don't have markings?
1LB = 454 grams. One stick is 1/4 LB or 113.5 grams and YES it's 8 tablespoons.
Measurements you'll come across that all weigh the same as one stick are:
Happy cooking / baking!