# How much does a cup of Nutella weigh?

I want to make Nutella cookies. I've found a recipe for it, but it's in volume measurements. It asks for a cup of Nutella and I don't own a cup.

I tried searching my regular converters, but the only one with a hit was Wolfram-Alpha and I've noticed this result can be quite wrong.

Is anybody kind enough to weigh a cup of Nutella? Or do you use a converter that knows the weight of a cup of Nutella?

Note: I do own a tablespoon measure, so if nobody knows, I'll just scoop out some and calculate it myself. And post it as an answer of course.

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According to the nutella nutritional fact label, 1 tbsp = 19g.

There are 16 tbsp in a cup so 16 * 19g = 304g

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I doubt its going to matter in this case, but you've got some inaccuracies there. First, 19g is presumably 19±0.5g, so you could be off by up to 8g from that. Second, 1T on a nutrition label is a tiny bit bigger than 1T in a recipe (yes, not only does the US have weird measuring units, we have two sets of them under identical names! See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cup_%28unit%29 for details) – derobert May 10 '12 at 20:56
@derobert, thanks, I did not know that. So "1 cup" in a recipe, is the customary cup I assume? But I agree that it won't matter for my cookies. – Mien May 11 '12 at 19:32
@Mien: 1 cup in the recipe is probably the customary cup. Or, really, the size of the measuring cup the recipe author used. Calibration of measuring cups is often very loose. – derobert May 11 '12 at 20:57

Nutella is a bit specialised for most online converters, but butter is virtually the same density, and a cup of that weighs 238g. I wouldn't think you'd go far wrong with that.

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 I like onlineconversion.com/weight_volume_cooking.htm if you find the product density online, it can be entered to give exact results – Pat Sommer May 13 '12 at 7:01

The density of Nutella is 1.2g/ml. Therefore 300grams is equal to 250ml.

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Where did you find the density? Or did you measure it yourself? – slim Jan 31 at 18:16