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Oct 27, 2005 07:50 PM

9x9 or 9x13?

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I have a cake recipe that calls for a 9x9 pan. If I double the recipe can I use a 9x13? I know the square inches are different, but thought I'd ask anyway
any advice?

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  1. An 8 x 8 square pan is 64 square inches, and I've often doubled recipes by using a 9 x 13, which is 117 square inches. Usually the baking time is only marginally longer.
    To double a 9 x 9 pan and bake in a 9 x 13, would yield a taller end result of the cake, and no doubt need a longer baking time. Depending on the type of cake you are baking, you could get into a little bit of trouble with an overflow of batter during the bake cycle.

    1. Whether you can do this depends in part on the height of your baking pan. The website has a useful primer on pan sizes and substitutions.


      1. You might try increasing the recipe by 50%. The cake will be a bit higher and, I suppose, need a bit more baking time. Unless your 9 by 13 pan is really deep, however, I think that doubling the recipe would give you a good excuse to clean your oven.