Which is better to use a metal or glass 9x13 cake pan. I want to make a layered cake but don't know which will cook the cake better. I have been using a glass pan but only doing a single layer cake. Thanks for you input.
I don't really know why, but I think the metal is a better choice.
I know the really good quality baking pans (like Magic Line and Fat Daddios) are made from a thick aluminum.
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Metal - the 13 x 9 glass pans have rounded edges. Also the glass/pyrex is too thick. I think you'll be happier with the results from an aluminum pan. Good luck !!
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Metal - the 13 x 9 glass pans have rounded edges. I think you'll be happier with the results from an aluminum pan. Good luck !!
That glass pan is fine for cakes you're only going to frost (in the pan) for family.
But for decorating, you'll find that in addition to the glass pans having rounded corners; the sides are not straight up and down.
Stacking two of these layers will yield a cake with either a bulging middle or sides that don't line up - both of which will require trimming.
Metal pans with straight sides and square corners will yield cake layers that will align without trimming.
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