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## How do you adjust cooking times for different size cake tins?

Just increase the oven temp by 25 degrees F and decrease the bake time by a quarter. In this particular example, since your pan is 1 inch larger, more surface area will be exposed. The liquid in the cake batter will evaporate quicker, which means it will bake faster.

## How do you convert pan size to baking?

To increase the volume of a recipe to fit a larger pan:

- Divide the area of the large pan by the area of the smaller pan the recipe calls for.
- Multiply the answer from step 1 (your conversion factor) with the amount of each ingredient in the recipe.

## What is the square equivalent of a 20cm round cake tin?

Cake tin conversion charts

ROUND | SQUARE | EGGS (Sponge cake) |
---|---|---|

20cm / 8 inch | 18 cm / 7 inch | 6 |

23 cm / 9 inch | 20cm / 8 inch | 8 |

25 cm / 10 inch | 23 cm / 9 inch | 10 |

28 cm / 11 inch | 25 cm / 10 inch | 12 |

## How do you work out the volume of a cake tin?

The formula used is a very simple and straightforward one we all learned in school – volume. For round cake pans it’s just πr²h (π x square of radius x height), for square and rectangular cake pans it’s lbh (length x breadth x height).

## What size pan can I use instead of 8×8?

For example; you could substitute a 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) square pan (which is 64 square inches), for a 9 inch (23 cm) round pan (which is 63.5 square inches), without changing the baking time or oven temperature stated in the original recipe.

## How do pound cakes differ from shortened cakes?

The traditional English pound cake is a compact, shortened cake leavened only by air and steam. In America, it is thought that the butter cake evolved from the original British recipe as there are a lot of similarities, but the butter cake here can be lighter in texture.

## What do I do if my pan is too big?

Tip: Resizing Baking Pans

Downsize a larger one by simply molding a piece of heavy duty foil and fitting it in the pan to adjust for the desired dimensions as shown. You could also add a second piece of foil perpendicular to the one in place to adjust the width of the pan as well as the length.

## What can I use instead of an 8×8 pan?

An 8” square pan and 9” round pan can be used interchangeably for cake and bar recipes.

## Can I use a 9 pan instead of 8?

Think about whether the recipe should even be changed.

The batter is not finicky, and because you’re not worried about them rising much, you can easily use a 9-inch pan instead of an 8-inch or vice versa.

## What can I use instead of 20cm square tin?

Our answer. Generally you reduce the round cake tin size by 2 cm (1 inch) to arrive at the equivalent size of square cake tin. So a 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin can be switched for an 18cm (7 inch) square tin and a 23cm (9 inch) round tin can be switched for a 20 cm (8 inch) square tin.

## Can I use 18cm cake tin instead of 20cm?

Our answer. Unfortunately it is not ideal to use a cake tin which differs in size from the tin specified in the recipe. A different sized tin will affect the baking time of the cake and also the depth of the finished cake.

## Can I use a round tin instead of square?

Using a round tin instead of a square or rectangular tin

Use the same unit (inches or cm) as you used for the tin length. *This answer will be in the same unit (inches or cm) as you entered for the length and width.

## Does the depth of a cake tin matter?

Not only will the extra depth benefit any cake (more on that below), it makes the pan more versatile, so it can be used in a broader range of recipes and take the place of many specialty pans.

## What is the best temperature for baking cakes?

Most cakes bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Reducing the temperature to 325 degrees is all you need to do to get a flat-topped cake.

## How much do you fill a cake pan?

Cake pans should almost always be filled around ⅔ of the way full. The only exception to this rule is when you’re dealing with a shallow pan (one or two inches deep), or the recipe explicitly tells you to use less or more batter in your cake pan. How much cake batter do you usually put in your cake pan?