Conversions from Volume to Weight
1 tablespoon = 1/2 ounce = 14 grams
2 tablespoons = 1 ounce = 30 grams
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) = 2 ounces = 57 grams
1/3 cup = 3 ounces = 76 grams
1/2 cup (1 stick) = 4 ounces = 113 grams
2/3 cup = 5 ounces = 150 grams
3/4 cup = 6 ounces = 170 grams
1 cup (2 sticks) = 8 ounces = 227 grams
2 cups (4 sticks) = 16 ounces (1 pound) = 454 grams

 

Butter Substitutions
Instead of 1 cup butter, you can use 1 cup margarine OR 7/8 cup vegetable oil, lard, or vegetable shortening