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Cake and Baking Pan Size Conversions

Trying to fit a square cake into a round pan? Find out how much batter you'll need. Here's a handy-dandy infographic to help you out:

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If you have an unusual pan size and would like to figure out its capacity, measure the amount of water it takes to fill the pan.

  • Compare that measurement to the volumes in our chart (or the cake pan size listed in your recipe) to determine how much batter you'll need.
  • To ensure a cake rises evenly, you should only fill your pans to the half-way mark.
  • The baking time may change as well, so it is imperative that you keep a watchful eye on your cake, and check for doneness using your preferred method.
  • It's always better to have a little extra batter, rather than not enough. Once you've filled the pans half-full, use any remaining batter to bake a few cupcakes.


 

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 1 (8-inch) round cake pan  4 cups 1 (8 x 4)-inch loaf pan; 1 (9-inch) round cake pan; 1 (9-inch) pie plate
 2 (8-inch) round cake pans  8 cups 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans; 1 (9-inch) tube pan; 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan; 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish; 1 (10-inch) springform pan
 1 (9-inch) round cake pan  6 cups 1 (8-inch) round cake pan; 1 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pan; 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish
 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 12 cups 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans; 1 (9-inch) tube pan; 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan; 2 (11 x 7-inch) baking dishes; 1 (10-inch) springform pan
 1 (10-inch) round cake pan 11 cups 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; 1 (9-inch) tube pan; 1 (10-inch) springform pan
 2 (10-inch) round cake pans 22 cups 5 (8-inch) round cake pans; 3 or 4 (9-inch) round cake pans; 2 (10-inch) springform pans
 9-inch tube pan 12 cups 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan
 10-inch tube pan  16 cups 3 (9-inch) round cake pans; 2 (10-inch) pie plates; 2 (9-inch) deep dish pie plates; 4 (8-inch) pie plates; 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans; 2 (8-inch) square baking dishes; 2 (9-inch) square baking dishes
 10-inch Bundt pan  12 cups 1 (9x13-inch) baking dish; 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; 1 (9-inch) tube pan; 2 (11x7-inch) baking dishes; 1 (10-inch) springform pan
 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish  6 cups 1 (8-inch) square baking dish; 1 (9-inch) square baking dish; 1 (9-inch) round cake pan
 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish  15 cups 1 (10-inch) Bundt cake pan; 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; 3 (8-inch) round cake pans; 1 (10 x 15-inch) jellyroll pan
 10 x 15 x 1-inch jellyroll pan  15 cups 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan; 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; 1 (9 x 13-inch) baking dish
 9 x 5-inch loaf pan   8 cups 1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate; 1 (10-inch) pie plate; 1 (8-inch) square baking dish; 1 (9-inch) square baking dish
 8 x 4-inch loaf pan  6 cups 1 (8-inch) round cake pan; 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish
 9-inch springform pan  10 cups 1 (10-inch) round cake pan; 1 (10-inch) springform pan; 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; 2 (9-inch) round cake pans
 10-inch springform pan  12 cups 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans1 (9-inch) tube pan; 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; 1 (10-inch) Bundt pan; 2 (11 x 7-inch) baking dishes; 2 (8-inch) round cake pans
 8-inch square baking dish  8 cups 1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate; 1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan; 2 (8-inch) pie plates
 9-inch square baking dish  8 cups 1 (11 x 7-inch) baking dish; 1 (9 x 2-inch) deep dish pie plate; 1 (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan; 2 (8-inch) pie plates

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