I am just into making cakes, so far I have done great, but now I have a recipe that call for 3/4 cup of butter,I'm not sure if that is one stick of butter and a half or how do I measure for 3/4 cup?
The short answer is that 3/4 cup is equal to 1 and 1/2 sticks of butter.
Here's the way it works:
1 pound of butter = 16 ounces = 4 sticks = 2 cups
1/2 pound of butter = 8 ounces = 2 sticks = 1 cup
1/4 pound of butter = 4 ounces = 1 stick = 1/2 cup
1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup = 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup, so, 1/2 stick of butter = 1/4 cup
1 stick of butter + 1/2 stick of butter = 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup = 3/4 cup.
So, that's how it works. Now, the other way you can do it is to just measure the softened butter in a measuring cup.
I hope this has helped. Good luck with your cake!
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