Can I Double A Cake Recipe?

Decorating By pattiverde Updated 1 Jul 2009 , 5:22am by pattiverde

pattiverde Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:45am
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Hi all!

Can most scratch cake recipes be doubled without changing the outcome of the cake? I need to make a 12" cake with the Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe and a 10" cake with the Cooks Illustrated White Cake recipe. Can I just double all the ingredients? Or must I make two individual batches of each?

Thanks!!
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18 replies
Rose_N_Crantz Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:52am
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As long as your mixer is large enough it should be fine

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:53am
post #3 of 19

As long as your mixer is large enough it should be fine

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:54am
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As long as your mixer is large enough it should be fine

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:54am
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i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:55am
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As long as your mixer is large enough it should be fine

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:55am
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i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:56am
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i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:57am
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i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:58am
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i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:59am
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i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

nadine_n Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 2:59am
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Of course you can double the recipe. Just make sure that you double every ingredient. It's really easy to make a mistake if you aren't really focused.

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:00am
post #13 of 19

i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

nadine_n Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:00am
post #14 of 19

Of course you can double the recipe. Just make sure that you double every ingredient. It's really easy to make a mistake if you aren't really focused.

funtomake Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:01am
post #15 of 19

i love the hershey's recipe. i have baked that cake more times than i can count. and yes i do double it. i have never exceeded doubling. but it works fine doubled without changing anything.

nadine_n Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:01am
post #16 of 19

Of course you can double the recipe. Just make sure that you double every ingredient. It's really easy to make a mistake if you aren't really focused.

nadine_n Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:02am
post #17 of 19

Of course you can double the recipe. Just make sure that you double every ingredient. It's really easy to make a mistake if you aren't really focused.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:19am
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Doubling is usually OK. More than that can sometimes get a little freaky. Now if it was for home and I needed more, I'd give a bigger batch a try. However, if I depended on it coming out exactly right for a customer or timing wouldn't allow for a redo, i'd go with what I know works.

pattiverde Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:22am
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Too funny! Here I was thinking, "wow! 17 replies!" but I think it's 3 or 4 with all those repeat posts. But I'm still super thankful! It sounds like it will work, so I'm going to try it tomorrow. Thanks so much for your replies.

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