Cake Pan Size Conversions

Trying to fit a square cake into a round pan? Find out how much batter you’ll need.

Yogurt Cake

Photo by Anita Dayoff

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 (9×5-inch) loaf pans; 2 (8-inch) square baking dishes; 2 (9-inch) square baking dishes
 10-inch Bundt pan  12 cups 1 (9×13-inch) baking dish; 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; 2 (8-inch) round cake pans; 1 (9-inch) tube pan; 2 (11×7-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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