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Old 08-02-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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Volume of cake batter for one cake?

I will be buying a new stand mixer soon. I want to know the volume of batter it takes to make at least 2 cakes, preferably 3 or ideally 4 :) (each to be 13x9"). For reference, the choco cake that I usually make requires 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 2 eggs, 1 cup of oil, 2 cups of water, half cup of cocoa powder and a few teaspoons of this and that.

I don't have my mixer now (am in transit) or else I would whip up a cake quickly - there is always a need for good, moist chocolate cake ;) - and just measure the volume myself.

Can someone give me a ball park figure here?

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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know idea
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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That recipe looks like it would fill one 9x13 pan with a nice generous, thick cake.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #4
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Yes, but if you poured it into a large measuring cup, how much volume would it measure out to?
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:47 AM   #5
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I guess that you'll never know until you try it!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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9 cups?
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #7
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For a single batch...the ingredient measure is about 9 cups. Whether it will yield 9 cups after mixing depends on the amount of air that is incorporated during the mixing process.
It may end up a bit more than that.
'Course, I am not any kind of expert of this type of thing.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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Max. Capacity (assuming rectangular pans):
4" x 9" x 13" = 468 cu. in. = 8.1 quarts = 32 cups
6" x 9" x 13" = 702 cu. in. = 12.16 quarts = 48.6 cups
In the unlikely event your batter doubles in size when baked, you can halve the above (to 4 & 6+ quarts)
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