cake question

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2007 - 3:21am
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Hi all! Ds's 5th bday is coming up here and I am making him a cake. I got an 11x15 inch sheet cake pan made by wilton but I have no idea how much cake mix it will take to make it??? Any ideas? I am planning on using the wacky cake recipe which I have used with good results on the wilton shaped pans before but this pan just seems like it will need a lot more batter to fill it up. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated-thanks!

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2007 - 4:11am
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I have the same pan. I love it--and will be using it in a couple of weeks for DS's birthday. It takes about 2 standard boxes of cake mix, or enough batter for 4 8" round pans. I honestly don't remember how many cups of batter it is supposed to take. I hope this helps.
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Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2007 - 6:57am
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I recently used that size pan to make DS's birthday cake. It does take 2 boxes of cake mix or 11 cups of batter. A box cake makes 5 to 5 1/2 cups batter. Bake at 325

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2007 - 7:22am
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Thanks guys! So does anyone know how many cups of batter the regular recipe for the wacky cake makes??? TIA

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2007 - 7:33am
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Ok....so here's an idea....maybe you can do it first and tell me if it works...he he...
I just saw Alton Brown make frosting using avocado and confectioners sugar and a little lemon juice and lemon extract - so anyway....we are currently avoiding egg and dairy and if you are making a wacky cake maybe you are too....so I thought since this frosting is green and the avocado taste is so mild (per the reviews) that you could add a mint extract to it and have chocolate cake with mint frosting??? mmmmmm....healthy fats....sounds good ???
I think I am going to try a small batch first.....last time I made mint choc chip ice cream I used the wrong mint and it tasted like toothpaste. ;(

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2007 - 11:29am
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srujed...there are many recipes for Wacky Cake. Post yours and I will try to give you an approximate amount of batter it makes.

Posted on: Sun, 09/16/2007 - 3:23am
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Donni, here is the recipe I have
1 and a half cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsps cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp vinegar
5 Tbsps oil
1 cup cold water
Thanks so much for your help!

Posted on: Sun, 09/16/2007 - 8:57am
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srujed...this is the same recipe I used 30 years ago! It bakes best in an 8" or 9" pan and yields one "layer," approximately 2 1/2 cups batter. Thus, for the 11x15-inch pan, you will need to make at least 4 batches.
It's been so long since I made a "Crazy Cake" (which is the name from 30 years ago!) that I've forgotten how much it rises. If it rises like a cake mix, then 4 batches will be plenty. If it rises sightly less, then be prepared to make 5 batches. The key is that the batter in the pan should fill it half-way (or about 1 inch high).
Very important--do not bake the cake higher than 325

Posted on: Sun, 09/16/2007 - 9:42pm
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Thanks Donni! Looks like I'm gonna be doing ALOT of mixing!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 09/23/2007 - 7:44am
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Donni, not sure if you will check this thread again or not but I just wanted to thank you for your help. I made the cake yesterday and it did very well with 4 batches. I tried those wilton strips too and they worked well too, thanks so much again!

Posted on: Sun, 09/23/2007 - 9:47am
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You're welcome! Anytime...

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