How to Measure Wet Ingredients

Follow these simple steps to measuring liquid ingredients, then watch our how-to video.

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How-To: Measure Wet Ingredients

Measuring liquid ingredients accurately isn't hard to do, but it's important to do it right — especially when you're baking.

Step 1: Get the Right Tools

First, you need the right tools: liquid measuring cups. Measuring spoons work with both wet and dry ingredients.

Step 2: How to Measure

Pour the liquids into the measuring cup. When checking your measurement, be sure your eyes are even with the level of the liquid. If you look from above, you might misread the amount.

Step 3: Keep It Level

Be sure to fill the spoon and keep it level when you're measuring smaller amounts.

Step 4: Measuring Honey

Here's a trick for measuring sticky liquids like honey: Spray your spoon with an oil spray to keep the liquid from sticking.

Step 5: Measure

Then measure. Your ingredient will slide out easily.

Step 6: Master Measuring

Accurate measurements get better results. It's that simple!