How to Measure Ingredients (Wet and Dry)

How to measure ingredients for recipes. Video on how to measure all kinds of dry and liquid ingredients. Measuring incorrectly could mean disaster in baking |
learn how to accurately measure all kinds of dry and liquid ingredients so you can bake and cook like a pro.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy


Tools For Measuring:

  • Dry Ingredient Measuring Cups
  • Wet Ingredient Measuring Cups with pour spout
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Digital Kitchen Scale


Measuring with Dry Ingredients Cups:

  1. Used for anything that does not level itself.
  2. Spoon the ingredient into the measuring cup and level off the top with a straight edge.
  3. To measure packed brown sugar, push the sugar into the cup with your hand. It is packed correctly when you turn it out onto a plate and it keeps the shape of the measuring cup.

Measuring with Wet Ingredients Cups (with pour spout):

  1. Used for ingredients that level themselves
  2. Set the cup on a flat surface and get down to the level of the measuring cup to visualize the fill line.
  3. When measuring stick ingredients (honey, molasses, corn syrup), lightly spray the measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray so they don't stick to the cup and pour easily with little waste.

How to Use Measuring spoons:

  1. Pour liquid ingredients to the top of the measuring spoon.
  2. Dip spoon into spice containers then level off the top with a straight edge for an accurate measure.

How to Use a Digital Kitchen Scale

  1. Used when exact measures are required (i.e. almond flour for macarons, chocolate, fruit)
  2. Turn the scale on, place an empty bowl in the center of the scale and click "zero" or "tare" to zero out the scale so you aren't including the weight of your bowl. Add your ingredients to the bowl until desired weight displays on the screen.