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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
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Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/11/2013 9:19 AM EDT
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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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posted at 3/11/2013 1:53 PM EDT
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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.

Recipe Calls For
Volume
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1 (8-inch) round cake pan
4 cups
1 (8 x 4)-inch loaf pan, or
1 (9-inch) round cake pan, or
1 (9-inch) pie plate
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
8 cups
2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans
1 (9-inch) tube pan
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
1 (10-inch) Bundt pan
1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish
1 (10-inch) springform pan
1 (9-inch) round cake pan
6 cups
1 (8-inch) round cake pan
1 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pan
1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
12 cups
2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans
1 (9-inch) tube pan
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
1 (10-inch) Bundt pan
2 (11 x 7-inch) baking dishes
1 (10-inch) springform pan
1 (10-inch) round cake pan
11 cups
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
1 (9-inch) tube pan
1 (10-inch) springform pan
2 (10-inch) round cake pans
22 cups
5 (8-inch) round cake pans
3 or 4 (9-inch) round cake pans
2 (10-inch) springform pans
9-inch tube pan
12 cups
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
1 (10-inch) Bundt pan
10-inch tube pan
16 cups
3 (9-inch) round cake pans
2 (10-inch) pie plates
2 (9-inch) deep dish pie plates
4 (8-inch) pie plates
2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans
2 (8-inch) square baking dishes
2 (9-inch) square baking dishes
10-inch Bundt pan
12 cups
1 (9x13-inch) baking dish
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
1 (9-inch) tube pan
2 (11x7-inch) baking dishes
1 (10-inch) springform pan
11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish
6 cups
1 (8-inch) square baking dish
1 (9-inch) square baking dish
1 (9-inch) round cake pan
9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish
15 cups
1 (10-inch) Bundt cake pan
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
3 (8-inch) round cake pans
1 (10 x 15-inch) jellyroll pan
10 x 15 x 1-inch jellyroll pan
15 cups
1 (10-inch) Bundt pan
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
1 (9 x 13-inch) baking dish
9 x 5-inch loaf pan
8 cups
1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate
1 (10-inch) pie plate
1 (8-inch) square baking dish
1 (9-inch) square baking dish
8 x 4-inch loaf pan
6 cups
1 (8-inch) round cake pan
1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish
9-inch springform pan
10 cups
1 (10-inch) round cake pan
1 (10-inch) springform pan
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
10-inch springform pan
12 cups
2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans
1 (9-inch) tube pan
2 (9-inch) round cake pans
1 (10-inch) Bundt pan
2 (11 x 7-inch) baking dishes
2 (8-inch) round cake pans
8-inch square baking dish
8 cups
1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate
1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan
2 (8-inch) pie plates
9-inch square baking dish
8 cups
1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish
1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate
1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan
2 (8-inch) pie plates

Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/11/2013 1:58 PM EDT
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First: 6/4/2010
Last: 4/30/2013
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 F


if 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 3:37 PM EDT
Posts: 652
First: 10/4/2008
Last: 4/16/2014
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 F


Gale 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 7:39 PM EDT
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Gale to the rescue, as always!!!

Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/12/2013 7:43 AM EDT
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Thank you all for the information.

Re: Baking in a bigger pan

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

Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/12/2013 5:51 PM EDT
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this is nat

Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/15/2013 2:37 PM EDT
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First: 2/25/2013
Last: 7/10/2013
Gail thank you so much, this is amazing!!!!!!!!

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In Response to Baking in a bigger pan : Last: 3/11/2013 439cf91e-78f9-4782-857b-494be1da3d69 2 633,285 Brownie Points Leaderboard Brownie Points Leaderboard Rank: 2 633,285 points 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. Recipe Calls For Volume Use Instead 1 (8-inch) round cake pan 4 cups 1 (8 x 4)-inch loaf pan, or 1 (9-inch) round cake pan, or 1 (9-inch) pie plate 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 8 cups 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans 1 (9-inch) tube pan 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish 1 (10-inch) springform pan 1 (9-inch) round cake pan 6 cups 1 (8-inch) round cake pan 1 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pan 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 12 cups 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans 1 (9-inch) tube pan 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan 2 (11 x 7-inch) baking dishes 1 (10-inch) springform pan 1 (10-inch) round cake pan 11 cups 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 1 (9-inch) tube pan 1 (10-inch) springform pan 2 (10-inch) round cake pans 22 cups 5 (8-inch) round cake pans 3 or 4 (9-inch) round cake pans 2 (10-inch) springform pans 9-inch tube pan 12 cups 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan 10-inch tube pan 16 cups 3 (9-inch) round cake pans 2 (10-inch) pie plates 2 (9-inch) deep dish pie plates 4 (8-inch) pie plates 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans 2 (8-inch) square baking dishes 2 (9-inch) square baking dishes 10-inch Bundt pan 12 cups 1 (9x13-inch) baking dish 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 1 (9-inch) tube pan 2 (11x7-inch) baking dishes 1 (10-inch) springform pan 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish 6 cups 1 (8-inch) square baking dish 1 (9-inch) square baking dish 1 (9-inch) round cake pan 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish 15 cups 1 (10-inch) Bundt cake pan 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 3 (8-inch) round cake pans 1 (10 x 15-inch) jellyroll pan 10 x 15 x 1-inch jellyroll pan 15 cups 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 1 (9 x 13-inch) baking dish 9 x 5-inch loaf pan 8 cups 1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate 1 (10-inch) pie plate 1 (8-inch) square baking dish 1 (9-inch) square baking dish 8 x 4-inch loaf pan 6 cups 1 (8-inch) round cake pan 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish 9-inch springform pan 10 cups 1 (10-inch) round cake pan 1 (10-inch) springform pan 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 10-inch springform pan 12 cups 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans 1 (9-inch) tube pan 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan 2 (11 x 7-inch) baking dishes 2 (8-inch) round cake pans 8-inch square baking dish 8 cups 1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate 1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan 2 (8-inch) pie plates 9-inch square baking dish 8 cups 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish 1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate 1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan 2 (8-inch) pie plates
Posted by gale g

Re: Baking in a bigger pan

posted at 3/15/2013 2:37 PM EDT
Posts: 12
First: 2/25/2013
Last: 7/10/2013
Hey Darla!  I'll share it a little later tonight when I'm home and the kids are relaxing :)
In Response to Re: Baking in a bigger pan:
In Response to Baking in a bigger pan : Gale 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!
Posted by Darla M

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