When Baking A 12X18X2" Cake, Is This Meant To Be 1 Layer? Torted? Bake 2 For 2 Layers?

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TheCinCake Posted 26 Jun 2014 , 11:09pm
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I know the guideline for making a cake in a 12x18x2" inch pan is to use 3 cake mixes/triple a recipe. 


What I'm confused about is what this is meant to be- 1 single layer and for that to be the only layer of the cake? To be torted to make 2 layers? Or are you "supposed" to bake 2 of these to stack and make a 2 layer cake?


I have baked a few 12x18x2" cakes and used a different approach each time, but haven't seemed to get it just right yet.


When I baked 2 separate cakes and stacked them I would say it was too big/high.

I've torted the cake but the layers were a little too thin and very fragile for separating the layers, filling, and placing the top layer back on. 

One time I baked 2 separate cakes with 1.5 recipes of batter each but once again they were a little too thin and 1 layer baked very unevenly- one end was about 1/2" thick while the other end was closer to 1" thick. 


I appreciate any suggestions and feedback. Thanks!

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