I am doing my DS's 1st bday cake this weekend. I LOVE the almond cream cheese pound cake recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor book.
My question is....can I make this batter and bake it in a 9" x 13" pan or does it have to go into a tube pan as the recipe suggests? I have had success with it in a loaf pan, but am not sure about using anything larger.
you can usually adapt it to any pan size, just allow for extra cooking time. I would also consider putting a nail in the middle for even baking.
The thing about pound cakes is that they tend to be really heavy on the fat and sugar content and need to bake in a tube pan or Bundt pan in order to have good structure. You may find that baking the almond cream cheese pound cake (which sounds so yummy!!) is sunken and does not bake well, even with the addition of a heating core or flower nail. Or, since it starts with a boxed cake mix, it may work just fine in a 9" x 13" pan.
Please experiment and post your results!
Will do .
Hoping that since it starts w/ a box mix that it will work.
I'll be baking on Friday....will be back to update! Wish me luck (fingers crossed)!!!
Spirited, If you have the book, the doc has spots in the book on changing the pans. I can't remember if it is the reguar book or the chocolate one. I have it ear marked at home. Good luck!