How Much Batter For 11X15 2 Layer Cake?

Decorating By patticake1956 Updated 16 Dec 2009 , 6:08pm by KHalstead

patticake1956 Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 9:56pm
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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??

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JanH Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 10:03pm
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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. icon_smile.gif


Kitagrl Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 10:20pm
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If you are using box mixes, it takes two of them....

patticake1956 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:57pm
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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?

KHalstead Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:08pm
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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.

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