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Old 22-11-2003, 06:33 AM
Dee Randall
 
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Default 8" vs. 9" cake pan

Regarding square baking (for cake) pans for cakes, I see some recipes
calling for 8" pans instead of 9" pans. I don't have an 8" pan in the house
and wonder if I ever did. Since this was called to my attention (by
myself), I have looked to purchase 8" pans. I don't find any anywhere.

I rarely make cake, but when I do it is always a one-layer thing, no icing,
not a mix nor cake-flour ingredient kind, but using all-purpose flour,
generally made to satisfy my chocolate cake desire.

Can anyone give me any suggested time differences one could expect to make.

Thanks,
Dee



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Old 22-11-2003, 03:21 PM
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"Dee Randall" wrote in message
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Regarding square baking (for cake) pans for cakes, I see some recipes
calling for 8" pans instead of 9" pans. I don't have an 8" pan in the

house
and wonder if I ever did. Since this was called to my attention (by
myself), I have looked to purchase 8" pans. I don't find any anywhere.

I rarely make cake, but when I do it is always a one-layer thing, no

icing,
not a mix nor cake-flour ingredient kind, but using all-purpose flour,
generally made to satisfy my chocolate cake desire.

Can anyone give me any suggested time differences one could expect to

make.


About 5 minutes. What really matters is that you are able to recognize when
the cake is done and remove it from the oven at that time. Cakes are done
when they shrink from the sides of the pan.


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Old 22-11-2003, 05:50 PM
Dee Randall
 
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Default 8" vs. 9" cake pan

Thanks. I assume you mean 5 minutes "more" for the 8".

I know the advice of shrinking from the side of the pan, and I try using the
toothpick test, too, but I always am "skittish" or "worried" about just how
much shrinkage -- just when it "begins" to shrink away?

Signed,
a worry wort




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"Dee Randall" wrote in message
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Regarding square baking (for cake) pans for cakes, I see some recipes
calling for 8" pans instead of 9" pans. I don't have an 8" pan in the

house
and wonder if I ever did. Since this was called to my attention (by
myself), I have looked to purchase 8" pans. I don't find any

anywhere.

I rarely make cake, but when I do it is always a one-layer thing, no

icing,
not a mix nor cake-flour ingredient kind, but using all-purpose flour,
generally made to satisfy my chocolate cake desire.

Can anyone give me any suggested time differences one could expect to

make.


About 5 minutes. What really matters is that you are able to recognize

when
the cake is done and remove it from the oven at that time. Cakes are done
when they shrink from the sides of the pan.




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Old 22-11-2003, 09:26 PM
Vox Humana
 
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"Dee Randall" wrote in message
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Thanks. I assume you mean 5 minutes "more" for the 8".

I know the advice of shrinking from the side of the pan, and I try using

the
toothpick test, too, but I always am "skittish" or "worried" about just

how
much shrinkage -- just when it "begins" to shrink away?

Signed,
a worry wort


Yes. The cake will just start to shrink from the pan. Don't worry too much.
A couple of minutes too long isn't as bad as a couple of minutes too little.




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