Pan Size And Cake Batter

Baking By beccat2 Updated 1 Jan 2016 , 5:54pm by Apti

beccat2 Posted 1 Jan 2016 , 12:50pm
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Hi everyone -

I am making a princess cake with 2 cake tins that will fit a full size barbie.

1) I have a straight sided cake tin that measures 7 1/2 ïnches round by 3 1/2 inches deep.  how much cake batter do i need to make this cake so that it rises to the top? 

2) i have a pudding tin that measures to be a 7 inch dome that is 3 1/2 inches deep.  how much cake batter is needed to make this as well.

Is there a basic recipe that is recommended that can be easily altered to fit the size of the tins.

Thank you!

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Apti Posted 1 Jan 2016 , 5:54pm
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To find the amount needed to fill your tins 1/2 way (or 3/4 depending on the recipe), pour water into the empty tins to the "line" where you would fill with batter.  Pour out the water into a measuring cup.  Now you know how many cups needed to fill each pan.

There is no 'magic bullet' recipe that you can tweak to get the exact amount for odd sized tins.  I recommend making a large amount of batter, and using any leftover to make cupcakes to compliment the Barbie design.  You can also freeze cupcakes for use later.

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