How Many Cake Mixes........

Decorating By kden3980 Updated 1 Jun 2008 , 11:54pm by Suewillo

kden3980 Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:28pm
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Hi everyone, I have never made a 14 in cake before and I am doing my first next weekend, I am a box cake maker, and I was wondering how many box cake mixes does it take to make 1 layer in the 14 in cake pan? Thanks soo much for your help!icon_wink.gif

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9 replies
courtney1009 Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:48pm
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It takes 2 mixes per pan.

kden3980 Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:23pm
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Thank you!

courtney1009 Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:25pm
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No problem!

JanH Posted 31 May 2008 , 5:19pm
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2" pan 14" diameter requires 10 cups of batter.
3" pan 14" diameter requires 15 cups of batter.

Link to all four Wilton cake preparation and servings charts:
(Gives batter requirements by pan size, as well as recommended baking temps. and times.)

Wilton cake making & decorating help links:
(Everything from making the cakes to decorating with either b/c or fondant.)

I really like the expanded flavors WASC cake recipe.
A full recipe using DH white cake mixes yields a tad over 14 cups of batter and the cake always come out moist.

Here's the recipe:


prettycakelady Posted 31 May 2008 , 8:05pm
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That depends on what brand of mix you are using. When I made my first 14in round last year I used Pillsbury cake mix. I made the mistake of using only two boxes of mix. The layers werent tall enough and didnt rise enough over the pan to level them properly. So if you are a pillsbury girl, you'll need 2 1/2- 3 mixes per layer.

Hope this helps

indydebi Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 6:18pm
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2 mixes is assuming it's a round pan. A 14" square pan uses 3 mixes. (I'm a Betty Crocker girl).

Suewillo Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 10:42pm
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kara here is a boxed cake recipe that make 15 1/2 cups of batter. I made this for a wedding cake I am doing and had batter leftover so I made cupcakes and it is very yummy. Hope you enjoy.

This cake recipe is the maximum quantity for your 5 quart mixing bowl. It mixed up perfect in my Kitchen Aid Accolade. It yielded 15 1/2 cups cake batter.

2 Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cake mixes (I guess you could use any flavor)
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
4 Sticks Butter (I used half butter, half margarine)
2 2/3 cups water
6 eggs
1 box French Vanilla Pudding Mix (instant)
2 tsp Baking Powder

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, mix until blended. Add cake mix, pudding, flour and baking powder. Blend on low while drizzling in water in a thin stream. Mix until smooth (doesn't take long), and bake according to directions for your pan size. I had to share this because it turned our so good. I hope someone else enjoys!!

playingwithsugar Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 10:50pm
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Hey, Sue -

Do you know how much cocoa powder or melted chocolate is needed to convert this recipe to a chocolate cake?

Thanks -

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Suewillo Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 11:54pm
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I would use DH chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding to make this a chocolate cake

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