White Cake Recipe

Under the title of the recipe it says that it makes 3 layers and then at the bottom it says to pour into 2 pans, 1/3 in one and 2/3 in the second. but the baking time is the same? do i cut the second layer in half, why not do 1/3 in 3 pans? worried about over baking.

From the editor:

Sorry for any confusion. Here's the reasoning behind the numbers:

One recipe will give you a complete 9" or 10" round cake, of three layers.

The cake layers can be baked in one, two or three pans. I like two for a little faster baking time and convenience when torting (splitting the cake into layers before filling). If you use the two pan method, you only have to cut the taller cake, horizontally, and you end up with three even layers. You can certainly use one pan, and increase the baking time to around 40 minutes or three pans and reduce the baking time to about 20 minutes. Baking times are always approximate, since everyone's oven is different.

The baking time in the recipe uses 25-35 minutes as a guide. Check the pans after 25 minutes and the less full pan will probably be done, then check after another 10 minutes and the other pan will probably be done, or close to it.

Michelle (editor)

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