Baking Times, Batter Amounts & Number of Servings
One cake mix yields 4 to 5 1/2 cups of batter. Pans should only be filled 1/2 to 2/3 full. Fill 3 inch deep pans only 1/2 full. Always use the recommended batter amounts and the specific baking instructions provided with your baking pan.
Note: For Pans 12 inches and larger, use a heating core, or a flower nail placed upside down in the center of the pan when baking.
The following pan guides show baking information and serving amounts for both 2 inch and 3 inch high pans. The information in the charts for 2 inch pans are based on a 2-layer (4 inch depth) cake. The information for 3 inch pans are based on a 1-layer cake which has been torted (cut in half) and filled to reach a 3 inch depth.
The serving amounts listed are based on party-sized portions of approximately 1 1/2 x 2 inches or wedding-sized portions which are cut smaller, about 1 x 2 inches. The number of servings given are only an estimate, you may have more or less servings depending on the size of the piece of cake served.
Party Cake Amounts & Baking Times Chart for 2" Deep Pans
Party Cake Amounts & Baking Times Chart for 3" Deep Pans
Wedding Cake Amounts & Baking Times Chart for 2" Deep Pans
Wedding Cake Amounts & Baking Times Chart for 3" Deep Pans
Wedding Cake Amounts & Baking Times Chart for Beveled Pans