Multiple Cake Mixes???

Baking By Mikel79 Updated 9 Jun 2011 , 10:20pm by Mikel79

Mikel79 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:37pm
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Hi Cakers!

I always double my cake recipes. One box does not cut it for me in most of my cake pans. All my pans are 2 in depth. I have no problems with baking double recipes.

My question is about larger cake pans. 14 round, 10 x 15 x 2 Sheet Cake Pan, etc.

I use the Durable cake recipe that Sharon Zambito offers in her Back to Basics DVD. Cake mix with additives.

Doubling the recipe will not fill the pans to achieve a 2 layer. Have any of you TRIPLED a recipe at once?

If not, when I pour a double recipe into a large pan and go and make a single batch to fill the pan, will the cake batter be okay left out on the counter while I mix another batch? Does tripling the recipe alter the bake time, consistency of the cake or taste?

What do you hard core bakers do when you have a 14+ size pan to fill??

Suggestions and Tips are appreciated in advance!

Michael

15 replies
hollyml Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:42pm
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I have tripled my recipes, and I think it would be fine to do the same with boxed mix though I've never done that. (I rarely use mixes.) My biggest problem though is that I don't have a large enough capacity mixer bowl! So after having "overflowing" issues a few times I've resorted to the double + single method. But I don't pour the first double batch into the pan; I leave it to sit in a mixing bowl while I do the extra single batch. Then combine the two bowls as I'm pouring into the pans. It works.

Holly

calicopurr Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 10:07pm
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I would like to know if 3 cake mixes will fit into a 5 quart mixing bowl. I'll be using WASC as my recipe. Thank you if you can help. icon_smile.gif

Sangriacupcake Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by calicopurr

I would like to know if 3 cake mixes will fit into a 5 quart mixing bowl. I'll be using WASC as my recipe. Thank you if you can help. icon_smile.gif




I don't think so. I've done 2, and it's pretty full.

calicopurr Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 10:47pm
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DARN...twice the work...that's ok though. Thank you for the quick response!!

nonilm Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 11:00pm
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I use box mixes all the time. I have only mixed two boxes at a time. I use Pillsbury and I read on the website to mix no more than two at a time. Before that I was doing each one, icon_redface.gif so mixing two saved me a tremendous amount of time!

For larger pans I have mixed two mixes, put them in the pan and then mixed the next one and added to the pan. I have left it on the counter while making the second batch. I have also put it in the fridge while making the second batch. I have not noticed any problems either way. In one instance I had to color the batter so I just put both batches in a larger bowl after mixing to make sure the color was even.

kimbm04r Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 11:20pm
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I have a 5 and a half quart KA and I have mixed 3 box mixes at a time with no problems; it does get quite full though. I have recently started mixing pudding and sour cream to my box mixes and have had no problem using 3 mixes.

HTH

cakification Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 11:24pm
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The WASC recipe fills my KitchenAid to the brim. I dont think I could fit 3 boxes in their at once.

Just as a side note. The WASC recipe fits perfectly in a 12X18 pan, as I'm sure you already know.

Mikel79 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 11:36pm
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Originally Posted by nonilm

I use box mixes all the time. I have only mixed two boxes at a time. I use Pillsbury and I read on the website to mix no more than two at a time. Before that I was doing each one, icon_redface.gif so mixing two saved me a tremendous amount of time!

For larger pans I have mixed two mixes, put them in the pan and then mixed the next one and added to the pan. I have left it on the counter while making the second batch. I have also put it in the fridge while making the second batch. I have not noticed any problems either way. In one instance I had to color the batter so I just put both batches in a larger bowl after mixing to make sure the color was even.




Good to hear this!

=)

calicopurr Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 12:38am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakification

The WASC recipe fills my KitchenAid to the brim. I dont think I could fit 3 boxes in their at once.

Just as a side note. The WASC recipe fits perfectly in a 12X18 pan, as I'm sure you already know.




No, I didn't know this. I use the original that only uses one cake mix>>kakeladi's. The 12 x 18 is exactly what I'm making. Thank you so much for adding the side note. The two box recipe should be the same as doubling, correct? I know I've seen it on another web site.

dguerrant Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 12:55am
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[quote="nonilm"]I use box mixes all the time. I have only mixed two boxes at a time. I use Pillsbury and I read on the website to mix no more than two at a time. Before that I was doing each one, icon_redface.gif so mixing two saved me a tremendous amount of time!

I only use the Pilsbury mixes as well and I tweak them a bit. I mix 7 and 8 mixes at one time. I have a huge stainless steel bowl I picked up from Sam's. Mixes in one bowl, wet ingrdients in another that has been mixed to break the eggs up, and pour the two together. I use a hand mixer, because I HATE Kitchenaids, to me they are a pain and WAY to small!!!!! I have an Oreck hand mixer with long beaters and I love it. I've been looking for another one, but cannot find one. It even out worked 2 of the Kitchenaid hand-mixers. OOOOOHHHHH how I love hericon_smile.gif I can even mix up enough frosting at one time (1 1/2 to 2 cans of shortening).

mncwhitely Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 12:59am
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3 cake mixes fills my 5 qt to the top. I wouldn't recommend doing 3 at once if you are using a beater that has scraper blade attached. Also, I have never had any touble leaving some cake batter on the counter while making more to fit a large pan. I have also refrigerated leftover and used it the next day. I always let the batter come to room temp before putting it in the pan though.

tokazodo Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 1:02am
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I have a large kitchen aid mixer. As much baking as I have been doing lately, I need to double up on everything.

I'm not sure what quart mixer I have, but I can fit 4 cake mixes in it and mix it no problem. I can also do a quadruple batch of buttercream no problem. (2 cups butter, 2 cups shortening, 4 pounds 10X.)
I've been a very busy girl lately! icon_wink.gif

I am considering getting a viking 7qt mixer. My husband has been researching it and it appears to have more bang for the buck.

Coral3 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 1:02am
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When I make a 14" I need a 3 x batch of mixture to get the right cake height, but so that the cake cooks more evenly, and I don't have to split such a big cake for filling I bake two cakes using 1.5 x batch of mixture each.

I am strictly a scratch baker though, so it is no drama at all for me to do a 1.5 batch of something if needed, or with the mud cake recipe I use I can make a 3 x batch of batter in one go and leave half the batter out at room temperature while I cook one at a time without problem.

Sangriacupcake Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 2:02am
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I can fit 3 unaltered cake mixes in my 5 quart--but not 3 WASC recipes with the added flour and sugar.

Mikel79 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 10:20pm
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I appreciatethe feedback!

I think I am going to make a double batch, fill pans and they let the pan and batter sit while I make a single batch.

Sounds like the batter will be okay!

Thanks Cakers!

Michael

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