Same Recipes As Regular Cake?

Baking By evasmama Updated 29 Jan 2009 , 7:10pm by evasmama

evasmama Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 3:54am
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Do cupcake recipes usually work well for a regular cake?

My new Martha Stewart magazine has a bunch of tasty looking cupcakes, but I'm a regular cake maker and I wonder if the batter would do just as well in a 9" round or 9" x 13" sheet.

Is there a way to know how the batter will translate, size-wise? Like if a recipe makes 18 cupcakes, how many of what size cake pan would I need?

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cookieman Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:28pm
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I've always had luck using cake batter for cupcakes. I just fill up the cups until I am out of batter! I usually get 18-24. Not sure about any steadfast rule of how many cupcakes you can make from a standard cake batter though.

evasmama Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 3:16am
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Actually, you misunderstood me. I mean, can I take a cupcake recipe and use it to make cake? (Not the other way around.)

indydebi Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 4:06am
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"cupcake" batter that you pour into little pans is different from "cake" batter that you pour in a big pan? icon_confused.gif

Our grandmothers and mothers used the same for both for generations.

evasmama Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 4:18am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

"cupcake" batter that you pour into little pans is different from "cake" batter that you pour in a big pan? icon_confused.gif

Our grandmothers and mothers used the same for both for generations.




Ok, so I'm neurotic in my research. The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. So meh! icon_cool.gif

My main question is how to take a recipe specified for so many cupcakes and translate it into a cake pan size. Anyone?

indydebi Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 4:23am
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Originally Posted by evasmama

Ok, so I'm neurotic in my research. The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. So meh! icon_cool.gif



icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif So right!! And a little neuroticism now and then just keeps us all on our toes! icon_lol.gif

fba322 Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 4:34am
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I would think you could figure how many cups the recipe would yield and then determine the pan size according to that (or if you would need to double or triple the recipe)....hope this helps!

cookieman Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 3:11pm
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Originally Posted by evasmama

Actually, you misunderstood me. I mean, can I take a cupcake recipe and use it to make cake? (Not the other way around.)




Oops. icon_redface.gif

cupcakemkr Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 3:21pm
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a standard cake recipe that fill 2 8x2" pans will fill 24 cupcake cavities. if is for 36 cc's then it fills 2 9x2" pans.

What kind of cc's are they touting??

evasmama Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 7:10pm
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What kind of cc's are they touting??




The February issue of Martha Stewart Living has a big article about cupcakes. There are some fun, some fancy, and some simple.

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/sweet-indulgences

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