Number Of Cups Of Batter For A Half Sheet?

Decorating By drdm99 Updated 31 Jul 2009 , 10:09pm by maryj

drdm99 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 2:00am
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Can anyone help me with the number of cups of batter that will make a half sheet cake (11x15)? I need a slightly larger cake than the usual 9x13 I normally make, but I am not sure how to change my recipe. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


8 replies
maryj Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:01am
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My sheet from my 11x15 says 11 cups of batter. I usually do 13.

indydebi Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:19am
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FYI: 11x15 is not a half sheet. Half sheet is the 12x18.

drdm99 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 12:53pm
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Thank you for the clarification. I kept seeing both 11x15 and 12x18 listed as half sheets on a few sites that I searched. Can you clarify how many cups of batter the 18" would take? Also, is there a sure fire way of baking to ensure it bakes evenly?

Rylan Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 1:00pm
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The amount of batter depends from recipe to recipe. Is it a box mix? doctored mix? scratch?

drdm99 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:06pm
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The recipe is a scratch chocolate recipe. Shouldn't the pans require the same number of cups no matter what kind of recipe you use?

janiesue Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 4:55pm
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Can you just double or triple any cake recipe for more Batter?

DeeDelightful Posted 23 Jul 2009 , 3:49am
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It takes 2 box mixes. I would at least double the scratch recipe and fill pan 2/3 full, bake at 325 for about 35, then check it for doneness. I do that for all of my 11 x 15 cakes. I also use bake even strips pinned together to fit around the pan.

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