How Much Batter?

Decorating By kate_c Updated 29 Sep 2008 , 2:25am by JanH

kate_c Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 2:39am
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The answer to this question may be on this site somewhere, but I am still only making my way through it all, so I haven't come accross it yet...

Basically I am wondering if there is any information, or any recipes, where it will tell you exactly how much batter you will need for certain sized cakes? Recently when I was having trouble with the Wilton soccer ball pan, the Wilton instructions said to use a recipe that makes two cakes. I only have one recipe for that (SO far... haven't needed another because everyone keeps asking for that same one!). It is a devil's food chocolate cake which you make in two tins and sandwich together with cream.

However, this recipe didn't fill the tin enough to raise it all the way to the top of the tin (so got less than half a soccer ball). So I am left wondering how to know how much batter to make up, and which recipes will make up how much batter.

I asked my local supply shop how much batter I needed for the most recent tin I hired, and the lady said "It's a 1 kilo..." and left it at that. Not sure exactly what she was referring to, was it supposed to mean the batter weighs 1 kilo before adding it to the tin? None of my recipes say "this is a 1 kilo recipe". ....... ?????????????????????

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erikamj Posted 26 Sep 2008 , 3:26am
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For me I have figured out how many cups each of my recipes make and then most pans tell you how many cups of batter is required. I then keep track of how much goes into each pan so I dont have to figure it out each time I use a pan.

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