how much cake batter and filling do i need?

by kelli bartlett
(kingsland, ga)

I have a 14, 10 and 6 in. 3 inch deep and I want to fill between layers with cream cheese icing and then cover with buttercream. how much cream cheese filling will I need?

Also, how many cups of batter to make 14,10, and 6 inch, 3inch deep?

From the editor:

Hi Kelli,

The amounts given below are to fill a three layer cake:

8 cups for the 14" cake
5 cups for the 10" cake
1 1/2 cups for the 6" cake
Total of 14 1/2 cups of filling.

When baking cakes, I always bake anything larger than an 8" cake in two pans, with 1/3 of the batter going into one pan and 2/3 of the batter in the other. This prevents over baking and keeps the cakes moist. It also means I only have to slice one cake to end up with three equal layers. So the amounts I'm quoting you are for this method of baking:

3 cups batter for a 6" (baked in one pan)
9 cups batter for a 10" (3 1/2 cups/5 1/2 cups)
11 cups batter for a 14" (7 cups/4 cups)

Good luck.


Michelle (editor)

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