What do I need to know when I wish to bake a cake or bar recipe in a different size or shape than the recipe calls for?
What do I need to know when I wish to bake a cake or bar recipe in a different size or shape than the recipe calls for?
Submitted by kayla.b.craig

The most important thing is to make sure that the pan you wish to use holds the same volume and has a similar depth as the pan called for in the recipe.  

Remember that using a different pan size requires an adjustment in baking time—a cake baked in a smaller and deeper pan than called for will require a slightly longer time to bake.

To measure a pan’s volume, fill it with water and then measure the liquid. A pan’s width is measured from inside edge to inside edge, and its depth from the bottom of the pan to the rim.

Answered by DeborahWagman