It's your friend's birthday and you decide to bake them a cake.
You get out your grandma's best red velvet cake recipe and look over the ingredients.
4 fluid ounces of buttermilk
16 ounces of flour
You wonder: What is the difference between fluid ounces and "regular" ounces? Aren't they the same?
No, they're not the same, and yes, it matters! Knowing the difference between fluid ounces and ounces can make or break your cake.
Similiarities and Differences
Fluid ounces and ounces are both forms of measurement. Measuring accurately when cooking, and especially baking, ensures that your recipe will turn out well!
Measure the volume of a liquid
Measure the weight of a substance
Fluid ounces are a measurement of volume.
Volume is the amount of space that something occupies.
Which of these would also be important to measure by fluid ounces so as to ensure accuracy? Select all that apply:
Ounces are a measurement of weight.
Weight is the heaviness of something.
Now that you know the difference between fluid ounces and ounces, you're on your way to cooking with more accuracy!