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switching pans on a cake recipe-need help!

trolley Aug 21, 2012 10:22 PM

I have a recipe for a yellow cake that yields three 9" round cakes. I'd like to make this recipe in a 9x13 sheet cake. do i need two 9x13 or would it all fir into one 9x13? it looks like it may since a 9x13 seems so big! it also bakes for 20-25 minutes. i'm assuming i'd bake it for a tad bit longer...any ideas?

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    Skippy1414 Aug 21, 2012 11:02 PM

    I found this conversion chart which says that a 9 by 1.5" pan takes 6 cups of batter and a 9 by 2" pan takes 8 cups, while a 9 by 13" takes 14 cups. So you should be able to fit it all in one 9 by 13" and have leftover (cupcakes?!). It will take a little longer to bake. It's probably advisable to lower the oven temp a little bit, but I can't say how much...

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    1. re: Skippy1414
      trolley Aug 22, 2012 07:28 AM

      can you please tell me where you found this conversion chart? i feel like i need to go to a baking specific site to ask this question.

      1. re: trolley
        roxlet Aug 22, 2012 07:40 AM

        Try this:
        http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html

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          Skippy1414 Aug 22, 2012 07:49 AM

          Yes! That's the one--I meant to put up the link but it was about 2:00 am and I wasn't exactly at my sharpest.

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            trolley Aug 22, 2012 08:26 AM

            thanks roxlet and skippy1414! this is what i was looking for! i did a search and couldn't find it myself.

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