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I would agree that wilton's measurements are fairly accurate, but (and it could just be the climate I live in) I don't get a full 2" layer in the end.  They tend to be about 1.5"=1.75" by the time I trim the dome off so I have increased, slightly, some of the batter amounts so that when I trim the dome off the top, I have a 2" layer left.

Also, if you ever want an idea on how much batter to put in the pan, just take a measuring cup and fill the pan with water, keeping track of how much water you put in it.  I've been going through my pans and making a chart for 1/2 full & 2/3 full, so, depending on how big I want the layer or how much rise I think I'll get out of a particular recipe, I know exactly how much batter to put it.  It helps with calculating the correct amount of batter to make and for calculating cost.

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For me, none of the charts are accurate because the WASC is more dense.    I have my own chart with all of the combinations I bake so I know.   Some combinations I have memorized...for instance, a double batch WASC will give me 2 - 10" pans and 1-6".   I fill 2/3 and have a good hump so when I trim off the top...I have a 2" cake.

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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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Today I did the math to figure out the full volume capacity of cake round and square cake pans.  I posted it on my blog here:

http://mandrbakery.com/blog

I also broke down how much you need for 1/2 full and 2/3 full.  This should help give you a better idea of what you need.

Hi, pls i'd love it if you could tell me the measurement in grams. I dnt have this measuring cup. Thanks.

Thank you mrbakery!!!!  Just read your blog post.  That information satisfies my inner scientist.  You really can't argue with math.

I am making a cake recipe from scratch that makes 4 cups of batter.  I will be using a 12" round cake pan, so to get a 2inch height will I need 8 cups of batter or will 4 be enough??

I am using the pan for the first time. Thank you for your help....

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Amazing!!! Thank you!

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