To find the area of a sheet pan, simply multiply the interior length and width of each side. To adapt recipes to Bundt pans, I **multiply the capacity of the pan in cups by 4.2** to determine the approximate amount of batter needed in ounces.

## People also ask, can I bake a cake in a smaller pan?

“If the pan is too big, the sides shield the batter and slow down the baking,” says Levy Beranbaum, explaining that the resulting cake will be drier and paler than intended. “If the pan is **too small**, the batter will run over the sides and the cake will collapse from inadequate support.”

The area of a 9×13 pan is 117 square inches. The area of a 8×8 pan on the other hand, is 64 square inches, or close to half that of a 9×13 pan. This means you can scale a recipe down from a 9×13 pan to an 8×8 pan by simply halving the recipe.

## Just so, does a smaller cake take less time to bake?

**You cook the smaller item less longer**. In brief: don’t change the temp if it’s equal or less than 180c. If your cake is compact (like a banana bread cooked in a tin) drop maybe around a quarter of the time for a halving of the recipe, and maybe a sixth of the time for a thinner cake.

## Does baking time change with quantity?

**There is no set rule**. As you can see, the trick in increasing quantities of a recipe like a cake or casserole is to keep the thickness of the product close to the same, so that you can bake at the same temperature, for close to the same amount of time.

## Does half the ingredients mean half the cooking time?

TEMPERATURE: Use the original temperature recommended in the recipe. TIME: Cooking time will not be exactly half the time listed in the recipe. **It is usually more than half**. Example: If the original recipe says to bake for one hour, the actual cooking time for the smaller recipe might be around 40 to 45 minutes.

## How do you adjust cooking time for mini loaf pans?

How to Adjust the Time for Your Mini Loaf. In dark mini loaf pans of medium size, reduce the time by 25% and then check five minutes early. Many recipes **take 22 to 25 minutes**. In dark mini loaf pans of small size, say our eight-loaf linking pans, baking times are more like jumbo muffins, not loaves.

## How long can a cake mix sit before baking?

Cake batter can be **refrigerated overnight or up to 48 hours** to maintain its freshness and ability to rise. Once ready to bake, the batter can either be allowed to warm up for 30 minutes or baked straight from the refrigerator.

## What can I use instead of a square baking tin?

Using a round tin instead of a square or rectangular tin

Use **inches or cm**. 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.

## What is the baking time for cake?

The general rule of thumb when baking is “the bigger the pan, the lower the temperature”. You bake a cake in a 9″ round pan at 350 F for **about 30-35 minutes**. But, if you were putting the same recipe in a 14″ pan, you’d need 50-55 minutes to raise the temperature to 325 F.

## What to do if baking pan is too big?

Tip: Resizing Baking Pans

Don’t have the correct size baking pan for a cake or casserole? 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.