## Doubling A Recipe

By graciesj Updated 17 Sep 2012 , 3:29pm by graciesj

graciesj Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 12:07pm
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Hi everyone, I have a recipe for a 2 x 6 "round pans and
I would like to make this a 12" round.
Any suggestions on how I would do this?
thank you

3 replies
graciesj Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 1:13pm
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do i just double it and put it in a 12" pan?

I know this may sound like an easy answer to most, however I would like an answer pl.

yortma Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 1:39pm
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Using pi r squared:

The area of a 6" cake is 28.25 sq"
The area of 12 " cake is 113 sq"

the area of a 12 inch circle is 4 times the area of a 6 " circle

if you want the cake to be the same thickness, you will need 4 times the amount of batter for a 12" cake. If your original recipe made two 6 " layers, then doubling it will make one 12" layer . HTH

graciesj Posted 17 Sep 2012 , 3:29pm
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You're awesome. I knew a math genius would find it's way to me. I will do just that. I just needed it to be explained in my language. thx a bunch