Baking multiple cake layers

by lynne

Is it okay to double, triple or quadruple your cake recipes?

Please share your technique on baking different size cake layers from one batch of batter.

Better yet, do you have a formula for scaling up of down cake recipes?

Thank you in advance. More power :-)

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Mar 14, 2009
by: Anonymous

thank you michelle ;-) i hope the other readers will also share their techniques. i am sure all bakers will benefit from this info.

Mar 13, 2009
Scaling Cake Recipes
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Lynne,

I usually don't do more than 1 1/2 times the basic recipe for any of the cakes since my mixer won't handle any more batter than that.

Most of the recipes I've got listed on the site make around 8-9 cups of batter, which is enough for a 9" round cake (3 layers). I always bake in two pans - 1/3 of the batter in one and 2/3 in the other. It makes for easier splitting of layers later, since I only have to cut once. For other sizes, here's a rough guide:

6" round pans - 3 to 4 cups
8" round pans - 5 to 6 cups
10" round pans - 9 to 10 cups

Hope this helps.


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