I have a dilemma...I have this yellow cake recipe that I love but I have only made the cake in round cake pans. I want to bake the cake in a sheet pan so I can cut out 5", 4" & 3" circles to make mini cakes.
How do I figure out how much batter I need for a sheet cake using this recipe
and how much time will it need to be in the oven???
Any suggestions, tips, links, advice, anything! will be very helpful! Thank you all!!!
what is the size of the sheet pan and how deep is it?
I have a 13"x18" sheet pan that is 1 inch high.
When I'm in doubt, I just fill up the pan with water and measure the amount that it holds in cups. Than I usually calculate with half or 2/3 of the amount (depends on how high your cakes rise).
Thanks Edit Also, then how do you calculate the bake time? Do you use the original recipes bake time or check it some time before or after the recipes time? THANKS!
wilton notes typical baking times on its website. unfortunately, they don't have baking times for sheet cakes, but the oval pans seem to be the closest.
even though the oval-shaped pan closest to your sheet pan takes about 35 minutes, it may take less time to bake your cake because the height of the cake batter is less than 1".
I usually use the Wilton chart as a starting point but I bake at 325, so my cakes bake longer. I check them first at the shortest recommended baking time and go from there. I just add 5 minutes at a time and recheck.
Thank you Stacey & Edit. I will certainly take both your suggestions. I do appreciate your help