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Can you change these measurements to US cups and tbsp?

I want to make a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake but the measurements are in grams and milliliters.
could someone change it to American cups please!

Ingredients:

335 g (630 ml) cake flour
40 g (110 ml) cocoa powder
320 g (380 ml) castor sugar
5 ml salt
8 ml bicarbonate of soda
300 ml mayonnaise
400 ml water
5 ml vanilla essence

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Hi, Kottan. Considering these are the American cups and teaspoons, I think you'd be better off to go with nerosmom's recipe.

2.7 c. cake flour
.5 c. cocoa powder
1.6 c. castor sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1.6 teaspoon soda
1.3 c. mayonnaise
1.7 c. water
.04 teaspoon vanilla essence

Those are the conversions, but I wouldn't begin to know how to measure them myself!

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Oh, my gosh. I can't believe you took the time to do all those conversions!
Way to go, Sissy. I'd go with the other cake, too. LOL
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Thank you for the help! :)
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Oh, you're welcome. When I saw those conversions, I thought, "Oh, noooo." LOL
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2.7 cups = 2 cups + 11 Tbsp + a slightly underfilled 1/2 Tbsp

.5 cups = 1/2 cup

1.6 cups = 1 cup + 9 Tbsp + a slightly rounded 1/2 Tbsp

1 teaspoon = 1 tsp

1.6 teaspoon = 1 tsp + a slightly rounded 1/2 tsp

1.3 cups = 1 cup + 4 Tbsp + slightly rounded 1/4 Tbsp

.04 teaspoon = a pinch (too small to use standard measuring spoons)

http://www.cooks.com/rec/convert/
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forgot one:

1.7 cups = 1 cup + 11 Tbsp + a slightly underfilled 1/2 Tbsp
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Holy crap, ynp, You're always showing me how much smarter you are than me. And guess what? I'M IMPRESSED! Thanks for the link. You're a sweetie!
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Lol! Not smarter than anyone. I just know where to find things ;0)

I've had to convert a few times. It does not always turn out right because metric measurements are so precise, but they still tun our yummy :0)

One of the best places to find a recipe is America's Test Kitchen. They test recipes hundreds of times and do the science behind them to find out why one thing works and another does not. The only thing is that you need to subscribe to use their site. The best way is to search for a recipe + "America's Test Kitchen and other sites will have the recipe published.
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Thank you. What a wonderful tip. You're a good 'un!
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Good tip, Ynp. I just selected the first recipe that came up.
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The first link below calculates metric conversion. The second link is a chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe. http://www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html

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Hi N-mom ! I never tried this but heard it was good .!! :) have a wonderful day dear friend !!
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Hi Sin. It's fast, easy and delicious. I've been making them for years. Have a great day sweet friend.
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I was looking at the reviews for the cake and some people said it didn't turn out right. :I
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@Kottan: I can't vouch for this particular recipe, but there are many for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. Ynp is an excellent cook and she recommends America's Test Kitchen. Good luck!
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Awww...thanks FPM!

Try this one:

Emergency Chocolate Cake - America's Test Kitchen

http://www.food.com/recipe/emergency-chocolate-cake-americas-test-kitchen-423124
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I made the cake and it turned out very good! thank you!
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Wonderful Kottan! Ynp to the rescue again!
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Oh good! which recipe did you use?

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