12X16X2 Cake Pan - How Long To Cook And How Much Batter?

Decorating By tmelrose Updated 30 Oct 2009 , 3:50pm by tmelrose

tmelrose Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 2:55pm
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I bought a 12x16x2 magic line pan last night which I guess is considered a half sheet. Of course there was no instruction with it. I asked the girl how much batter and she estimated 4-5 boxes of cake mix saying she likes to fill her about 3/4 way full and they'll overflow allowing her to level. This sounds like a lot of cake mix? Does this sound right? Also should I try to cook at 325 or 350 and approximately how long? Finally will this cook ok without a heating core in the middle? Please help!

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Mike1394 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 2:58pm
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Fill pan 1/2 to 2/3, and cook till done.


indydebi Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:03pm
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I use 3 cake mixes for my 12x18x2. Reduce the temp. I recommend baking strips and some folks use the flower nail to help with even baking.

tmelrose Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:16pm
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Thanks. Put the flower nail in the batter initially or do you have to let it cook a little? Didn't know if it would fall over in the batter. I do have some baking strips but not sure if mine are long enough, I'll have to look.

dstbni Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:23pm
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tmelrose-put the flower nail in with the pointy end up. I use 2 for a half sheet

I use about 15 cups of batter in my half sheet pan and bake at 325 for 45-55 minutes. I usually have to attach two cake strips end-to-end to gat all the way around the pan.

mightydragon663 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:32pm
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I calculated 2.5 single cake mixes for a pan that is 16x12x2 inches. thumbs_up.gif

tmelrose Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:50pm
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Thank you all. I thought 5 sounded a bit much.

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