Your question: Can I bake a cake in a square pan?

“A 9-inch round cake can be baked in an 8-inch square pan,” says Levy Beranbaum. … If that 9-inch pan is 25 percent bigger, all you have to do is increase the recipe by 25 percent. “It’s not anything more than square areas and percentages,” she says.

Do square cakes take longer to bake?

Baking square cakes is just a little bit trickier than baking round cakes. Square cake pans distribute the heat a little differently, letting the center of the cake rise faster than the corners.

Does shape of pan affect baking?

Even if a pan’s volume is the same, the shape might affect whether you can use all the batter or not. … Extra batter can always be baked off as cupcakes, muffins or mini-loaves. You don’t necessarily have to stay within the same shape of pan, though.

How long does a cake take to bake?

Baking Times for Different Sized Cake Pans

Cake Pan Size Approximate Baking Times
Two 8 x 1-1/2 inch round baking pans 35 to 40 minutes
Two 9 x 1-1/2 inch round baking pans 30 to 35 minutes
Two 8 x 8 x 2 or 9 x 9 x 2 inch baking pans 25 to 35 minutes
12 cup Bundt Cake or Angel Food cake pan 35 to one hour
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At what temperature should I bake my cake?

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.

Can I bake a cake in an aluminum foil pan?

Yes. Disposable aluminum pans are thinner than regular cake pans, so the cake may bake faster than the normal recipe requires.

What is a shallow baking pan look like?

With sides only a couple of inches high, a shallow baking dish allows foods to cook quickly and brown evenly. These dishes come in ovals and rounds as well as squares and rectangles.

Why did my cake stick to the pan?

Turning a warm or hot cake out of a baking pan too quickly, will crack and fall apart. Cake layers that cool in the pan too long will stick unless lined with parchment paper. If your cake has cooled in pan and was greased with shortening & flour, this will cause the cake layers to stick in cake pans.

Should I put cake in fridge before icing?

Don’t Frost a Warm Cake

Baking pros in our test kitchen emphasize that it is essential to let the cake completely cool before frosting. Better yet, you can let the cake sit in the refrigerator for a while to make the process even easier.

How long should you leave cake in pan after baking?

When a cake is freshly baked, it needs time to set. Keep the cake in its pan and let it cool on a rack for the time the recipe specifies – usually 15-20 minutes – before attempting to remove it. Try not to let it cool completely before removing it.

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