13X9 Pan Cake Made In Layers?

Baking By jed3331 Updated 21 Mar 2015 , 5:19pm by jed3331

jed3331 Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 12:49am
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I have a recipe for carrot cake with chocolate chips that calls for baking in a 9x13 inch cake pan. I would like to use tnis recipe for Easter because Ive made it before and loved it.  Tjis time, however, I would like to make it into a decorated layer cake. Can this recipe, or any cake recipe for that matter, stipulating a 9x13 pan, be made into a layer cake?

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dt2015cake Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 1:47am
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I've never tried but found this.       

BakerBlackCat Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 2:28am
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I did this with my 9x13" carrot cake recipe also, and while it works beautifully, I found that I had to scale my original recipe down.  Using the original proportions made three incredibly tall 9" layers, and while my nephews loved the monster cake, it was a bit too much for mere mortals.  So I scaled it down by weight for both an 8" and a 6" size.  I make 10-11 ounce (each)  6-inch layers, and 16-20 ounce (each) 8-inch layers - I bake three pans, one layer per pan, and level the tops; as opposed to baking one super tall round and splitting it into thirds.

You do have to watch the baking time - I start with 12-15 minutes for 6" cakes, and 15-20 minutes for 8" cakes, and bake 'til they're done.

It may take a bit of trial & error, but I scale recipes up and down all the time.  Good luck!

kakeladi Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 4:33am
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Sure one can 'stack' two layers of a 9x13 cake.  OR if you don't want that much cake just cut one 9x13 in half and stack the two resulting pieces - one of top of the other - usually with filling of some kind between them.

For carrot cake I usually used pineapple filling:)

jed3331 Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 2:55pm
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Thanks guys for the quick responses. I guess I need to clarify my question: Are there cake recipes that will not hold up if made into layers? If so, what should I look for in those recipes?

kakeladi Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 3:41pm
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Not really as 'layering'/stacking is all in the support system. 

I would guess a pudding cake or something not 'solid' when baked would not be o.k. for layering but almost all other cakes should be just fine to use.

jed3331 Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 5:19pm
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Thanks for taking the trouble to respond. Based on your advice, I'll bake the cake.

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