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# Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/11/2013 8:19 AM EDT
 Posts: 12 First: 2/25/2013 Last: 7/10/2013 I have an amazing chocolate cupcake recipe that I would like to try in a cake form.  Is there a general rule of thumb for these kind of conversions with temperature and length of baking or is it more that I need to play around and just find the right amount of batter/temp/time??

# Re: Baking in a bigger pan

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I have an amazing chocolate cupcake recipe that I would like to try in a cake form.  Is there a general rule of thumb for these kind of conversions with temperature and length of baking or is it more that I need to play around and just find the right amount of batter/temp/time??
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# CAKE PAN SIZE CONVERSIONS

Cake Pan Size Conversions
You never need to adjust the oven temperature:
cakes need to bake quickly in a relatively hot oven to set their structure and to make sure they don't dry out.
You only need to adjust the baking time.
For example, the same cake batter baked in a Bundt cake pan might take a full hour to bake, whereas cupcakes might be done after only 20 minutes.
If you’re using a smaller pan with the same volume of batter (using an 11"x8" pan instead of 13"x9"),
you're actually making a deeper cake, so it might take a little longer to bake.
I'd still start checking it after 30 minutes:
the cake should spring back when you touch the surface lightly with your finger.
If it springs back, use a toothpick to be sure it's done.
Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake and hold it there for a second before pulling it out. If a couple of crumbs stick to the toothpick, the cake is done;
if you see a wet batter, add about five more minutes to your timer before checking your cake again.
Trying to fit a square cake into a round pan? Find out how much batter you'll need.
If you have an unusual pan size and would like to figure out its capacity, measure the amount of water it takes to fill the pan.
Compare that measurement to the volumes in our chart (or the cake pan size listed in your recipe) to determine how much batter you'll need.
To ensure a cake rises evenly, you should only fill your pans to the half-way mark.
The baking time may change as well, so it is imperative that you keep a watchful eye on your cake, and check for doneness using your preferred method.
It's always better to have a little extra batter, rather than not enough. Once you've filled the pans half-full, use any remaining batter to bake a few cupcakes.

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# Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/11/2013 12:58 PM EDT
 Posts: 4948 First: 6/4/2010 Last: 4/29/2013 In Response to Baking in a bigger pan:I have an amazing chocolate cupcake recipe that I would like to try in a cake form.  Is there a general rule of thumb for these kind of conversions with temperature and length of baking or is it more that I need to play around and just find the right amount of batter/temp/time??Posted by Katrina Fif you use a cake mix the info is on the box.The mix usually makes 24 cupcakes,one 9x13 or two  8" rounds.Or follow the measurements above measuring your batter.I hope this helps

# Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/11/2013 2:37 PM EDT
 Posts: 645 First: 10/4/2008 Last: 3/8/2014 In Response to Baking in a bigger pan:I have an amazing chocolate cupcake recipe that I would like to try in a cake form.  Is there a general rule of thumb for these kind of conversions with temperature and length of baking or is it more that I need to play around and just find the right amount of batter/temp/time??Posted by Katrina FGale gave you a great resource!  I myself would be interested in your amazing cupcake recipe.  I love to bake cupcakes, and I am always on the lookout for "THE" one.  Hope you will share with me and the others.  Thanks!

# Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/11/2013 6:39 PM EDT
 Posts: 1415 First: 10/26/2009 Last: 3/4/2014 Gale to the rescue, as always!!!

# Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/12/2013 6:43 AM EDT
 Posts: 3454 First: 1/16/2009 Last: 3/8/2014 Thank you all for the information.

# Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/12/2013 10:15 AM EDT
 Posts: 11 First: 10/14/2009 Last: 3/12/2013 Wow...That's great info, Gale!  I'm going to have to bookmark this!

# Re: Baking in a bigger pan

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