I know this is a dumb question, but how exactly do I do a 1/2 1/2 cake? I have an 11x15 pan, which will take 2 cake mixes. I need 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 vanilla. Should I use a 9x13 and bake them seperately and ice them together, or is there a way to seperate them while baking int he 11x15? some kind of divider or something?
When I get orders for half and half I do two layers. One of each. You could do two 9x13 if you want half of the cake all choc and the other all vanilla. Just be sure to trim the edges before you place them together.
There used to be a cake batter divider. I'm not sure if it's still around or not. Mine melted in the dishwasher. I just pour each batter on either side of the pan. It bakes really nice, less trouble, and the flavors compliment each other in the baking process. Hope that helps.
i make a divider with cardboard and pull it out before i put in the oven...it works really well and makes it so much easier to ice than two separate cakes placed side by side...i bought a divided once but it has long since gone away because it was only for a 1/4 sheet pan and only worked on the 2" deep...i just cut a cheap cake board and make it
cake board.....thanks for the tip!!
Here is a tutorial I received about how to do this with one pan. HTH