I only have one cake pan for a 2-layer cake!!!
I'm trying to make a 2-layer yellow cake that calls for two 9inch cake pans, but I only have one. Is it okay if I bake one layer first and then bake the second layer after? And also would I need to make any changes for the oven temperature or the baking time? (The recipe says bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees)
Thank you! :)
I'd bake one layer, let it cool well before taking the cake out of it and then bake the other layer. Keep the extra batter refrigerated while you wait. If you have time to do that it's the easiest way to go. You could make the whole cake in a sheet pan. If you did it that way, I'd check a few recipes for similar cakes in sheet form (in the same size pan as you'd be using), and follow the temp and time that seems most commonly used.
Yes, it's definitely ok to bake one layer and then the other. I'd probably cheat and put the whole thing in the oven, hope it didn't overflow, and then slice the big layer in two. ;)
Or, if you don't really care about making a layer cake, you could put the whole thing in a 9x13 and make a sheet cake (or cupcakes, for that matter).
Your cooking time might be slightly less if you go the one cake vs. two, but not a whole lot of difference. I'd check it about about 25 minutes, personally.
if you go the sheet cake route (you'll need slightly more time) and the cupcakes will need slightly less (maybe 20 minutes)