Although unusual, some recipes that use large amounts of beaten eggs may give egg amounts as cup quantities.
Another problem is when a recipe calls for extra large or even jumbo eggs, but you have small or medium eggs.
Below is the basic yield in cup amount for whole eggs, egg whites, and egg yolks, for large eggs.
How many small eggs do you need to replace extra large eggs in a recipe? Egg equivalents are also given below (replacing one size with another).
Also, the number of each size egg that is equivalent to one cup is also provided.
Here is a quick reference for whole eggs and egg white cup equivalents, followed by more detailed information.
- Number of eggs in a cup: 4 large or X-large, or Jumbo eggs, 5 large or medium eggs, or 6 small eggs
- Number of egg whites in a cup: 5 jumbo egg whites, 6 X-large, 7 large, 8 medium, or 9 small
This information is repeated below in table format.
Egg Yields in Cups and Fractions of a Cup
|Egg Amount||Number of Lg. Eggs|
|1 cup whole egg||4|
|1 cup egg whites||8|
|1 cup egg yolks||12|
|3/4 cup whole egg||3|
|3/4 cup egg whites||6|
|3/4 cup egg yolks||9|
|1/2 cup whole egg||2|
|1/2 cup egg whites||4|
|1/2 cup egg yolks||6|
|1/4 cup egg yolks||1|
|1/4 cup egg whites||2|
|1/4 cup egg yolks||3|
Number of Eggs in Each Size Equivalent to 1 Cup for Whole, Whites, and Yolks
Number of Eggs Used to Replace Other Sizes in Recipes