What Am I Doing Wrong? 9X13 Cakes Not Rising...

Baking By buttercreamkisses Updated 26 Aug 2011 , 7:21pm by crisseyann

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buttercreamkisses Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 6:56pm
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My 9x13 cakes only get 1/2 to 3/4 inch rise on them. I'm just using a basic box mix no extender this time. Air bake pan @ 350 for 28 min.

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TexasSugar Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 7:13pm
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Not enough mix in the pan. the 13x9 needs about 7 cups of batter. Cake Mixes generally make 4-6 depending on the brand and the flavor.

In the past BC was in the 4-5 cup range with white being at 4. They have recently changed the size of their mixes to a smaller amount.

Phils would make about the same about as BC did.

DH makes about 5-6. White being 5, chocolate 5.5 and the only one I knew of that made 6 was the golden butter.

So you need about a half of a cake mix more, depending on the flavor or to use something like the extender recipe.

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crisseyann Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 7:21pm
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For the reason Texas Sugar stated, I always use 2 cake mixes in my 9 x13 pans. It rises over the top where I am able to easily level it even with the pan to make a nice tall layer. Extra scraps are always welcome in my house!

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