Our journal, Sift, is full of beautiful images and scrumptious recipes. But it surely’s additionally an ideal instructional useful resource for bakers. Every so often we select a reader’s query from Sift to function right here in our weblog — like this one from our upcoming Fall problem:
Q: I’m taking a look at a recipe that requires a 9˝ x 13˝ pan, or two 9˝ layers, however I actually wish to bake it in a Bundt pan. What could be the precise measurement Bundt pan, a 10-cup or 12-cup? And the way lengthy do I bake it for? – Joanne Rosenbluth
A. Joanne, bake your recipe calling for a 9″ x 13″ pan (or two 9″ spherical pans) in both a 10-cup or 12-cup Bundt pan. Enhance the baking time by about 30% within the 10-cup pan, considerably much less within the 12-cup.
Now, how did we arrive at this reply? Inquiring bakers wish to know!
First, let’s discuss Bundt pan measurement: what’s actually meant by a 10-cup or 12-cup Bundt pan?
What these measurements DON’T imply is that you may bake 10 or 12 cups of cake batter in a 10- or 12-cup Bundt pan. Capability — the quantity of liquid the pan will maintain, proper as much as its rim — is totally different than bakeable capability, which is the quantity of cake batter the pan can maintain and bake, with out the batter overflowing the pan because it rises.
So whereas your Bundt pan measurement/capability could also be 10 cups, it’s bakeable capability is extra like 6 cups.
Observe: Don’t know the capability of your Bundt pan? Fill the pan with water proper to its rim, then measure the water; that’s its capability. Now fill the pan with water to 1 1/four″ to 1 1/2″ under the rim. Measure the water; that’s its bakeable capability.
A typical cake recipe — one which makes a 9″ x 13″ cake, or a few 9″ rounds, or 2 dozen cupcakes — yields nearly 6 cups of batter, making it…