Today I tried baking 2 8 inch layer cakes and the batter dripped out all over my oven. How full do I fill the pans so I don't make this mistake again?
Also, how many cups of batter does a 10 inch pan take in case I decide to do 10 inches instead?
Thanks for your help.
It sounds like you put too much batter in the pan. I can't say for sure how many cups but if you're using cake mixes, I use 1 mix for a 8" 2"high pan. For 10" pans, I bake both at the same time so mix up 3 cake mixes and divide that in half. Back to the 8", just fill it a little over half. If you do have batter left over, make cupcakes.
Thanks for your reply. I did use one mix per pan and it bubbled over
One cake mix is the perfect amount of b atter for a 10" round OR an 8" sq OR a 12x8 sheet OR most of Wilton's special shaped pans.
An 8" round uses about 2/3rds of one mix.
I *NEVER!* measure cups of batter.
If you fill your pan 2/3rds up the side that should be just right.