I was just getting ready to make the hershey's chocolate cake for some company for tomorrow and I see that the recipe calls for 2 9" rounds. I was wanting to make a 9x13 pan. I know somewhere it says all of the amounts of batter needed for each size but I'm kind of panicking - I must get this done NOW (I work the farmer's market early in the morning and will be sick by the time company comes if I don't get some sleep! ) Can I just use the 9x13?
Can someone help me? Should I just quick find another recipe??
That's fine. I use 2 9" rounds in place of a 9x13... or vice versa.
You can make it a 9 x 13. Are you going to torte it? It will be a little taller that way if you do.
ON just a box mix of cake it tells you what combinations you can make with that cake and it tells you that you can get 2- 8" (round)cakes, or 2-9" round cakes, or a 9" x 13" or 24 cupcakes. So I believe that you will have no problem doing your cake either way.
Thanks! I couldn't find my post again - it got moved! I did make the 9x13 - and I am hoping to torte it.... the center looks weird so I'm hoping it's all the way cooked. Toothpick was clean though.
If not, we're having icecream for dessert
What are you putting between the layers? What kind of cake were you making anyway? I forgot.
It was just a chocolate cake with a peanut butter filling and chocolate frosting.
I use that recipe - it bakes pretty flat - and dents in a little in the middle. To me it gives a really short 9x13 - so if I'm doing a single layer 9x13, I use one and a half of the recipe or if I'm filling it, I just bake two 9x13 cakes - each with one recipe. Filled and iced it gives me a 4" tall cake! I hope that helps!!!
wildgirl: as Rachel Rae says Yummo!!
It was really good - but like caymancake said, it does really bake flat! Torting it was interesting, but it actually worked well. The cake/frosting-filling ratio was heavy towards the frosting-filling, but no one ever complains about that! But next time I will just make two cakes. I actually wanted to keep it as an "in the pan" cake so I didn't have to get fancy with the sides and have a special serving platter for it. It went back into the cake pan well (just a cute spatterware enamel pan)