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CAKE PAN SIZE CONVERSIONS
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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
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CAKE PAN SIZE CONVERSIONS

posted at 12/16/2012 10:26 PM EST
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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: CAKE PAN SIZE CONVERSIONS

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