Ok, Stupid Question Re Sylvia Weinstock's Classic Yellow

Baking By janebrophy Updated 11 Nov 2010 , 8:26pm by janebrophy

janebrophy Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 2:08pm
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I am new to scratch baking, and I've made the newer version of this recipe once. I loved it, but now I need to make a sheet cake with it.
Bear with me, I'm a box cake user trying to convert to scratch baking! LOL
The recipe says to bake it in 2 8" pans or in a 12 x 3.....
can I put this in a 9 x 13? One batch gives me about as much batter as 1 box mix. I know this may sound really dumb, but I'm nervous to screw it up. Can I follow my trusty Wilton batter amount chart for scratch recipes???

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 2:12pm
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Yes you'll be fine. And yes on Wilton's cup measure for cake pan amounts.

janebrophy Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 2:14pm
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Thanks so much K8!!
I have to tell you, you are one of my secret cake idols! icon_smile.gif
I have seen you on other sites, and your recipes always turn out amazing!!!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 2:18pm
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OH my gosh thank you so much -- how sweet are you!!!

janebrophy Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 8:26pm
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ok, so I just made the biggest mess ever!! LOL!
It serves me right, I did something I knew I would regret, and boy do I!!
I doubled the recipe, and poured all the batter into a 9 x 13....I admit, I knew the pan was waaaaay too full, but the last time I baked this cake, it barely rose at all....anyways, what I should have done I guess is double the recipe, and then measure my batter. What then do you do with the leftover batter? Will it keep for the next cake?
I can't believe the huge mess I have to clean up icon_smile.gif

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