The USA Pan 8-Inch Square Cake Pan measures a full 8 x 8 x 2.25 inches* and provides home bakers with an easy way to bake fluffy cakes, moist chocolate brownies, and delicious apple crisps and crumbles that cook evenly, release quickly, and come out tasting great!
Simply so, 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.
Secondly, can I use 8 inch square pan instead of 9-inch square pan?
Not so hard! Just by glancing at the two pans, you might think that a 9-inch pan is very close in size to an 8-inch pan of the same shape, thus making it a reasonable substitute. But if you check the chart, you’ll find that a 9-inch square pan is more than 25% larger than an 8-inch square pan.
Can I use 8×8 instead of 9×13?
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. Conversely, to go from a 8×8 pan to a 9×13 pan, you double the recipe.
In general, the 13-by-9-inch cake will take about 5 to 10 minutes less than the 9-inch layers. To be safe, start checking about 15 minutes before the time in the original recipe. Cupcakes usually take about half as long as a 9-inch round cake.
“A 9-inch round cake can be baked in an 8-inch square pan,” says Levy Beranbaum. And “loaf pans and tube pans are a little interchangeable,” says Medrich, “because they are both deep and aren’t wide and expansive, but then you have to compare how much volume they hold.”
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.
8 inch cakes can be sensibly served to 14 people cutting each slice at about 2 1⁄4 inches across the back. 2 1⁄4 inches is about the length of the spoon part of a tablespoon. 8 inch cakes can also be cut event style.
Baking Pan Sizes
|Approximate Pan Dimensions (inches)||Approximate Volume (cups)||Approximate Pan Dimensions (centimeters) (cm)|
|8 x 8 x 1 1/2 in.||6 cups||20 x 20 x 4 cm|
|8 x 8 x 2 inches||8 cups||20 x 20 x 5 cm|
|9 x 9 x 1 1/2 in.||8 cups||23 x 23 x 4 cm|
Most eight-inch round cakes will bake approximately 1.29 minutes per ounce of batter. Cakes in larger pans will generally bake faster (about . 9 minutes per ounce of batter in a 10-inch pan), while cakes in smaller pans will often take longer (up to two minutes per ounce for a 6-inch pan).
Use this chart as a guide when baking wedding cake tiers.
|3″ Deep Pans|
|Pan Shape||Pan Size||Cups Batter for 1 layer|
The 7 Most Essential Baking Pans Every Home Cook Needs
- A 9×13-Inch Baking Pan. The standard pan size, this versatile pan typically holds about three quarts. …
- An 8×8-Inch or 9×9-Inch Square Baking Pan. …
- A Muffin Pan OR Paper Soufflé Cups. …
- A 9- or 10-Inch Pie Pan. …
- A 9×5-Inch Loaf Pan.
The simplest substitute: 8″ square = 9″ round
You’ve just seen the easiest, most basic pan substitution: the capacity of an 8” square pan and 9” round pan are the same (64”) and the pans can be substituted for one another in any recipe.
The Best 8-Inch Square Baking Pans
Square baking pans are handy for making cakes and brownies, but that’s not all. We also use them for recipes such as Chocolate Fudge, Honey Cornbread, and Nanaimo Bars.