Wedding Cake Batter Amounts & Baking Times Chart
for 3" Deep Pans

The chart below are baking recommendation guidelines; your results may vary depending on oven performance or altitude in your area. For large cakes, always check for doneness after they have baked for 1 hour. For pans 12 inches and larger, a heating core or inverted flower nail is recommended to insure even baking.

Use this chart as a guide when baking wedding cake tiers. Batter amounts for the 2 inch cakes on the chart are for pans 2/3 full of batter. An average 2-layer cake mix yields 4 to 5 1/2 cups of batter.

Icing amounts are very general and will vary with consistency, thickness applied and tips used. These amounts allow for top and bottom borders.

Serving amounts are based on wedding-sized portions of approximately 1 x 2 inches. Cakes from 3 to 6 inches high, baked in the same size pan, would yield the same number of servings because they follow the same pattern of cutting. Cakes shorter than 3 inch would yield half the number of servings indicated for that pan. Number of servings are intended as a guide only.

Pan Shape

Pan Size

Servings 1 layer

Cups Batter for 1 layer

Baking Temps.

Baking Time Minutes

Approx. Cups Icing to Ice
& Decorate
2 Layer Cake

Round

6"
8"
10"
12"
14"
16"

12
24
38
56
78
100

3
5
8
10 1/2
15
18

350°F
350°F
325°F
325°F
325°F
325°F

35 - 40
55 - 60
60 - 65
65 - 75
75 - 80
80 - 85

3
4
5
6
8
9

18" Half Round

2" layer
3" layer

130*
130**

9***
12***

325°F
325°F

60 - 65
60 - 65

10 1/2
10 1/2

Square

8"
10"
12"
14"

32
50
72
98

6 1/2
9
14
19

350°F
325°F
325°F
325°F

60 - 65
60 - 65
65 - 70
70 - 75

4 1/2
6
7 1/2
9 1/2

Sheet

9" x 13"
11" x 15"
12" x 18"

65
90
108

11 1/2
16
20

325°F
325°F
325°F

70 - 75
80 - 85
85 - 90

5
6 1/2
8

Contour

7"
9"
11"
13"
15"

11
17
24
39
48

3 1/2
5 1/2
8
13
16

350°F
350°F
350°F
325°F
325°F

45 - 50
45 - 50
75 - 80
75 - 80
80 - 85

2
2 1/2
3
4
5

Note:

*Four half round pans.
**Two half round pans.
***For each half round pan.
For Pans 12" and larger, use a heating core when baking to insure even baking.
Use 2 cores for 18" pans.
A flower nail placed upside down in the center of the pan can be used in place of a heating core.

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