Can someone please tell me how many guests a 12" square fruit cake will serve, if you say the portions are average, ive read 50-60 then other places ive read 140 so im very confused.
Wilton provides two serving charts, wedding (1x2x4) and party (1-1/2x2x4) for the same size (2 or 3" deep) pans:
So it would make sense that the serving yields would vary, depending on which serving size portion you choose.
Additionally, in AU there are additional serving sizes which we don't use here in the U.S. - coffee and dessert.
An Australian dessert portion is roughly 2.5 x 5 x 9 cm high, while a coffee portion is half the size of a dessert portion (about the size of a petit four).
AU sites with more info:
Thanks for that, so what size personally would you do if someone said they need a fruit cake that serves 50-60?
It depends on how tall your cake is.
A 16" square x 2" tall cake will yield approx. 64 2"x2"x2" servings.
A 14" square x 3" tall cake will yield approx. 65 1.5"x2"x3" servings.
An 11" square x 4" tall cake will yield approx. 60 1"x2"x4" servings.