Enter the amount of flour, sugar, and butter used in your baking recipe to determine the total calories. This calculator helps you estimate the caloric content of your baked goods.

Baking Calories Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the total calories in a baking recipe:

Calories = (Flour * Calories_per_gram_of_flour) + (Sugar * Calories_per_gram_of_sugar) + (Butter * Calories_per_gram_of_butter)


  • Flour (grams)
  • Sugar (grams)
  • Butter (grams)
  • Calories_per_gram_of_flour = 3.64 (average)
  • Calories_per_gram_of_sugar = 3.87 (average)
  • Calories_per_gram_of_butter = 7.17 (average)

To calculate the total calories, multiply the amount of each ingredient in grams by its respective average calories per gram, then sum the results.

How to Calculate Baking Calories?

The following steps outline how to calculate the total calories in a baking recipe:

  1. First, determine the amount of flour used in the recipe (in grams).
  2. Next, determine the amount of sugar used in the recipe (in grams).
  3. Then, determine the amount of butter used in the recipe (in grams).
  4. Use the formula above to calculate the total calories.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Flour = 150 grams

Sugar = 100 grams

Butter = 50 grams

Using the average calories per gram for each ingredient, calculate the total calories for the recipe.