## Please Convert 1 1/3 Cups To Ounces

By irisheyesxx Updated 27 May 2010 , 2:57pm by LindaF144a

irisheyesxx Posted 27 May 2010 , 9:59am
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Hi im new to this site its a fantastic place! i need help converting 1 1/3 cups into ounces as i live in ireland. im goin to try indydebi buttercream recipe for cake im making this morning and need help! thanks

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Erika513x2 Posted 27 May 2010 , 10:02am
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1 cup =8 oz
sp 8oz + what ever 8 divided by 3 is GL

MaloSlatko Posted 27 May 2010 , 10:42am
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If I am right in assuming you want to convert the cup volume to weight, the result will depend on what you are measuring. 1&1/3 cups of icing sugar will weigh a lot less than 1&1/3 cups of small lead balls (for the sake of argument).

Therefore I suggest measuring by volume then weighing the result yourself or perhaps doing a search for something showing the same material converted already and then scaling as appropriate to get your desired result. Hope this makes sense.

PattyT Posted 27 May 2010 , 11:03am
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OK - I just looked up the recipe and OP is probably looking for the measurement for the 1 1/3 C of Crisco.

According to the conversion chart on at AllRecipes.com http://allrecipes.com/howto/baking-ingredient-conversions/detail.aspx 1 C of Solid Shortening = 7.29 oz
So 7.29 x 1.333 = 9.72 oz.

When I googled weight conversions, the range I found was pretty surprising...anywhere from 6.7 to the 7.29 oz so proceed cautiously.

irisheyesxx Posted 27 May 2010 , 11:49am
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thanks a lot for your replies. patty t your a star working out the correct measure for me i will give it a try and see how it turns out im using butter instead of crisco as cant get it here, so hope turns out ok!

KHalstead Posted 27 May 2010 , 11:49am
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when I weigh MY crisco (generic) it weighs 7oz. per cup

katnmouse Posted 27 May 2010 , 11:51am
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According to "Cook it Simply" 1 cup of vegetable shortening equals 6.7 ounces or 190 grams.

I think I might try to pm a uk baker on cc and find out what measurement they use for a similar recipe. HTH

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 27 May 2010 , 11:59am
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irisheyesxx Posted 27 May 2010 , 12:46pm
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Thanks guys i just made it used almost 10 ounces of butter and it turned out lovely i normally wouldnt eat the buttercream when i make my cakes but think i will be eating this one! so not sure if thats a good thing or not thanks indydebi.

LindaF144a Posted 27 May 2010 , 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by irisheyesxx

Thanks guys i just made it used almost 10 ounces of butter and it turned out lovely i normally wouldnt eat the buttercream when i make my cakes but think i will be eating this one! so not sure if thats a good thing or not thanks indydebi.

You already did this, so this might be mute. But when you do a conversion from shortening to butter, it is not a straight substitution. There is 15%liquid in the butter that is not in the shortening, so you have do some math to see how much butter to use and how much more liquid to add or take out. In your case you need to take out some liquid because you added in some and you need to add in a bit more butter to match the amount of fat in shortening. But you added in 10 ounces anyway, so it may be okay. And besides it would just be a wee bit moister which I think is okay.

I'll find the formula for the conversion later and post it here. I don't have it at my finger tips right now.

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