Making a layer cake without enough pans, help!
Hey guys and gals,
So I really want to make a layer cake but I don't have enough pans to bake 3 seperate layer. Was thinking of baking one really tall cake and then splitting the cake horizontally into 3 layers. Any idea how to convert layer cake recipe to do this? Like how much longer to bake and all? Thank you!
If I wanted to bake a 3 layer cake, I'd buy or borrow pan or pans I lacked. If this was not an option, I'd probably try to bake it in a 13 x 9" pan, but that is not optimal.
If you try to bake one solid layer, your cake will probably not get done in the center, and might not rise properly. I wouldn't do what you propose. Even if you managed to get 3 times as much cake batter in a pan as it normally holds, and even if it baked reasonably well (both doubtful outcomes) you'd have a massive headache splitting the single large layer twice horizontally. As I said, I wouldn't do this.
Cake pans are not expensive. You can buy serviceable ones at your grocer or old fashioned hardware store, or possibly, drugstore.
So how tall is your cake pan? I hope it's at least 3 inches if you are planning on trying to put a 3 layer cake recipe in it.
Personally, I'd buy or borrow the pans I was short instead.