Cake Pan Chart - Clarify Please - Hurry

Baking By whiteangel Updated 2 May 2011 , 3:43pm by TexasSugar

whiteangel Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 10:33pm
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Might have just had an ahha laughing please. One the chart for how many cups needed for lets say a 16" sq pan it shows 15 1/2 cups of batter. Here is the part I think i just dinged on and need clarified.

This is for 2 cakes? As in a 2-layer cake?

I think it is for a 2-layer cake as a cake mix box fills 2 pans or 8" or 9 " and that is about 4 1/2 cups of batter depending on brand.

I have assumed (no don't say it) that it was for one pan.


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CakeDiva101 Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 10:41pm
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15.5 16 square " pan thumbs_up.gif

whiteangel Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 10:48pm
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Then there wasn't an ahha moment, I will still end up with 31 cups for a 2 layer 16" cake.

TexasSugar Posted 2 May 2011 , 3:43pm
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Yep. The Wilton chart is how much batter you need per layer, not for both layers.

Even though the back of the cake mix box says it will fill 2 8in cakes, 2 9in cakes or a 13x9, it lies. icon_smile.gif That is fine for a family style cake. But if you are looking for nice pretty layers you need 3.5 cups of batter for a 8in pan. So you really need more than one cake mix to full fill two of them.

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