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Help me calculate baking time when changing size of cake pan

masha | Mar 3, 2012 09:53 AM

Experienced Bakers: I have a recipe for a cake that calls for a 9 x 13 inch pan, which I'd like to make in 2 round 8" cake pans instead. I know that this means that the depth of the batter in each pan will be somewhat deeper than in the original recipe
(see this link, which suggests that ordinarily cakes in 8" round pans hold about 6 cups of batter, whereas a 9x13 pan holds about 14 cups).

The original recipe calls for baking about 35 minutes. What do you suggest will be the approximate baking time if I bake it instead in 2 8" pans? (I realize that regardless I will need to check for done-ness, but would like an approximate time as guidance.)

Thanks all.

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