How Much Cake Batter

Decorating By goof9j Updated 13 May 2009 , 12:07pm by Loucinda

goof9j Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:19pm
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Is there somewhere that will tell me how much batter for certain size pans.

I want to make a birthday cake this week and want to use one of my round pans, but I never know how much batter or boxes of cake mix I should use. I would rather know how many boxes of cake mix, vs batter.
Can you tell, I don't bake from scratch
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jen1977 Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:24pm
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Here you go...it's in cups though. One box of DH is about 4C.....not sure hwat brand you use though.

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

Loucinda Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:36pm
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If I am NOT doctoring the mix, I can figure that ONE cake mix will do ONE 9 or 10" round. That makes a nice full layer that way! Hope that helps you!

(so if you want a 2 layer 9 or 10" cake, it will take 2 mixes)

mbt4955 Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:44pm
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goof9j, what size cake are you wanting to make? How many layers?

tiggerjo Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:44pm
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HAS ANYONE EVER PUT MORE THAN 1 MIX IN A 13x9 PAN?

Loucinda Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:50pm
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I definatly put more than one mix in a 9x13 - that take about 1-1/2 mixes - fill the pan 2/3 - 3/4 full and then just bake another little cake or cupcakes with what may be left over.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggerjo

HAS ANYONE EVER PUT MORE THAN 1 MIX IN A 13x9 PAN?




In the past I have used more than 1 mix but it was more like 1 and almost a half. HTH

tiggerjo Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:47pm
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thanks, that's what i needed to know. and oh by the way, i bought a 10x3" round wilton pan and on the back of the insert it tells exactly how many cups for all size pans. if I can locate it, i will send out the info.

goof9j Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:49pm
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That would be great. Thanks so much icon_lol.gif

Loucinda Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:51pm
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There is a chart with the info on how many cups each pan takes on the wilton website.

Here is a few of the amounts I have:

ROUNDS
6" - 1/2mix
8" - 3/4 mix
9 and 10" - 1 mix
12" - 1-1/2 mixes
14" - 2 mixes

SQUARES
6" - 3/4 mix
8" - 1 mix
10" - 1-1/2 mixes
12" - 2 mixes
14" - 2-1/2 mixes

SHEETS
9x13 - 1-1/2 mixes
11x15 - 2 mixes
12x18 - 3 mixes

hope that helps!

JanH Posted 13 May 2009 , 1:42am
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The Duncan Hines site says that their mixes yield 5-1/2 cups of batter:

http://www.duncanhines.com/newDuncan/pub/faq/

Links to Wilton cake preparation and servings guides:
(Gives batter requirements by pan sizes, and so much more.)

2" party - http://tinyurl.com/5pbw7t

2" wedding - http://tinyurl.com/5pu7y9

3" party - http://tinyurl.com/6642yq

3" wedding - htty://tinyurl.com/5tgoob

FatDaddio pans - http://tinyurl.com/4pc8a5

HTH

Loucinda Posted 13 May 2009 , 12:07pm
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Thanks for the info on the Fat Daddios! I hadn't seen that one, and I have bought several of that brand pans lately!

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