You can bake different size cake at the same time but you need to have the right amount of batter in each mould. Get your scale out and check out the table on this page of our blog for the amount to had to common size cake moulds!
Does it take longer to bake two cakes at once?
Yes, two cakes will take longer than one, but only by a tiny bit. The second cake is an additional heat sink, but it shouldn’t be enough that you’d notice it if they’re on the same shelf.
Can you bake cakes on both racks in the oven?
Using Both Racks
When baking cakes and cookies, for example, you can certainly bake two pans at once. For cakes, if the pans are small enough that there is at least an inch of air space between the pans and the oven walls and in between the pans, you can bake them on the same rack.
How long does it take to bake two cakes?
Baking Times for Different Sized Cake Pans
|Cake Pan Size||Approximate Baking Times|
|Two 8 x 1-1/2 inch round baking pans||35 to 40 minutes|
|Two 9 x 1-1/2 inch round baking pans||30 to 35 minutes|
|Two 8 x 8 x 2 or 9 x 9 x 2 inch baking pans||25 to 35 minutes|
|12 cup Bundt Cake or Angel Food cake pan||35 to one hour|
Can I bake 2 trays of cupcakes at the same time?
If you’re baking several pans of cupcakes at a time, place each pan side by side on the same rack. If your oven isn’t wide enough for two cupcake pans at once, place two oven racks in the centermost positions of the ovens and stagger the cupcake pans so that they aren’t directly on top of each other.
How do you change cooking times on different size pans?
Just increase the oven temp by 25 degrees F and decrease the bake time by a quarter. In this particular example, since your pan is 1 inch larger, more surface area will be exposed. The liquid in the cake batter will evaporate quicker, which means it will bake faster.
If you prefer to bake two sheets, space racks so oven is divided into thirds and switch cookie sheets top to bottom and back to front halfway through baking. Preheat oven 10 to 15 minutes before baking the first sheet or pan of cookies. Check oven temperature with an oven thermometer.
Baking two trays of cookies at a time is fairly standard, but if your oven has space for more, three or four can be used. Industrial ovens often have five or six racks. Putting four trays of cookies in an oven will still not affect the cooking time, but the trays may still need to be rotated for even browning.
For rich, even browning, stick with the top rack. Once the oven is preheated, the heating element on the bottom of the oven turns off and on throughout baking to maintain an even temperature.
How long does it take to bake a 9×13 cake?
For the cake:
Carefully stir the boiling water into the cake batter and pour into the prepared 9×13 dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Can you bake a 9×13 cake in a bundt pan?
Can you bake a Bundt cake in a 13×9 pan? Yes—but don’t overfill the pan. Be sure to leave about 1/2″ to 1/4″ of space at the top to give the cake room to grow.
What temperature should you bake a cake?
Cakes typically bake between 325 to 450 degrees F (see chart with Tip #9). Most convection ovens require lowering the temperature by 25 to 50 degrees F, as well as turning off the fan.
Does oven rack placement matter?
The short answer is Yes! You want your food to be in the center of the oven, which usually means the oven rack should be in the center of the oven.
What is the best oven setting for baking cakes?
The general rule of thumb when baking is “the bigger the pan, the lower the temperature”. You bake a cake in a 9″ round pan at 350 F for about 30-35 minutes. But, if you were putting the same recipe in a 14″ pan, you’d need 50-55 minutes to raise the temperature to 325 F.