Help Adjusting Recipe For Deisred Amount

Baking By kyleman Updated 17 Feb 2014 , 4:40pm by kyleman

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kyleman Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 4:06pm
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I'm going to make a chocolate cake using 2 layers of 10in round 2in deep and 2 layers of 8in round by 2in deep.   


The recipe I'm looking at says it makes 2 9in cakes.  


How should I adjust to get my desired amount.


The recipe I'm using is


I tried using the built-in adjuster on the allrecipes site but it gives me some weird measurements.




Thanks a ton.


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-K8memphis Posted 16 Feb 2014 , 4:34pm
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a 10" cake takes twice as much batter as an 8"


so i would just triple the recipe--maybe have enough for a couple cupcakes--


reading the reviews i see this is actually the Hershey's Perfectly Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe--


one recipe says three 8" layers the other says two 9" layers--it's relative just depends on how deep you fill the pans--you could probably get away with anywhere from 2.5 to 3 times the recipe--i'd go three times to allow for some cake to be trimmed off -- to make stacking easier/prettier


best to you

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kyleman Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 2:06pm
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Thanks for the quick and helpful response!   I feel much more confident going forward now.

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MimiFix Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 4:35pm
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I strongly suggest you bake the recipe before scaling up or making any changes. Everyone bakes differently, ovens are not equal, and our sourced ingredients are not the same; some people have problems with this Hershey recipe. Better to find out now, if the recipe as written works for you.

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kyleman Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 4:40pm
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I forgot to mention that I did do a test of the cake before to see if I liked the flavor and it turned out great. I did make one change which was to use a dutch process cocoa I already had at my house.   


here is a picture of a slice I had.


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