I will be making a 11x15 2 layer cake to carve into the Perdue "P" for a grooms cake. How many cake recipes/cups of batter do you think I need? I plan to make 2 cakes, level, fill, carve frost & fondant them. Don't want to try and torte that large of a cake. What are your ideas??
An 11x15x2 pan requires 11 cups of batter for each layer:
It's not necessary to torte the layers, one layer of filling between the layers should work fine.
If you are using box mixes, it takes two of them....
Thank you all. I thought 10 cups would do it but I'll go for 11 to be safe. Now just have to figure out how many cups my recipe makes. Not a mix. Is there any formula for that?
I do it the old fashioned way, I make a batch of my batter and then measure it out cup for cup and make sure to write down how much it makes. Then in the future you'll have a MUCH easier time figuring out how many "recipes" of your batter you need to make.