How Much Cake Batter?

Decorating By catin Updated 24 Oct 2008 , 2:35am by kakeladi

catin Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 8:21pm
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I am making a 11x15 2 layer white cake and I'm confussed how how much batter I will need .

I purchased the bulk batter mix from the local Bulk Barn and the instructions are clear on what to use but don't give you any specific # of cups for a 11x15 .

Can someone help ...i was planning on baking it tonight .



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UltimateCakes Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 8:28pm
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I'm a cheater and use two boxes of cake mix. I'm not even sure if that helps - hope it does icon_confused.gif

kittimami Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 8:29pm
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I have same question.. Im making a 4 tiered 2 layers each (this is for a friend's husbands 40th) Im soo nervous making such a large cake. I plan to use cake mix and homemade if that will work... I also am not sure about the amounts of icing.... Thankyou Kitty

TC123 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 8:40pm
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How about if you fill your pan with water to the level you would nornally use for cake batter. Measure the water & that will give you the # cups of batter needed. ... I've never tried it. The idea just popped in my head. icon_smile.gif

catin Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 8:57pm
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Hey you know TCarra , that is a great idea ...I think I will try it ...and let you know .

catin Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 9:19pm
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I just re read the nstructions and it states that 3 cups of dry batter with water and oil will make enough for 2 8" cakes . So now its to figure out if I use 6 cups of the dry batter with the amount of water and oil needed (x2) to make enough for the 11x15

DMCG Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 9:32pm
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according to the Wilton Pan batter amounts a pan 11x15
needs 11 cups of batter.

I found that this is a large amount of batter, it fills it more than halfway. I would probably cut it back to 9 cups.
I hope this helps!


catin Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 10:32pm
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Thank you Danielle ,

I tried doubling the amount directed on the instructions and it worked ... I ended up with the proper amount to fill the pan half way .

kakeladi Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 2:35am
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Fill any pan 2/3rds full of batter. If you use a ruler that would be about 1 & 1/2" deep.
For that size pan (11x15x2) I would use 2 mixes.

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