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Can I make a layer cake into a sheet cake?

I'm making cake for about 55 people next week. I'd like to use this chocolate cake recipe (http://www.foodnetwork...) but I'd rather make a 1/2 sheet pan (18 X 13) sheet cakes than layers for simplicity. Can any recipe be converted from rounds to sheets and how might this affect the cooking of the center of the sheet cake? Thanks!!

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Dscn2212

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added almost 2 years ago
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Oh yes, you can. Since you're spreading the mass out into a thinner layer via a sheet pan, it will bake faster than in a 9" round. You may want to drop the baking temp by 25 degrees so that the edges don't overbake.

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meganvt01 added almost 2 years ago

Thanks boulangere! I was hoping in particular for your expert advice :)

Dscn2212

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added almost 2 years ago

You're too sweet! Have fun with your cake and your event.

ElkieOiishi added almost 2 years ago

You definitely can. Just make sure to double or triple the recipe based on the amount of cake (in square inches) you're making in the larger pans.

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added almost 2 years ago

Good point, Elkie Oiishi. To fill a half-sheet pan, I increase a recipe for a 9" round pan by 1.5. For a full sheet, increase by 3x.

SallyBroff added almost 2 years ago

For a really great and easy chocolate cake that works well ib a sheet pan, try this! http://www.floras-hideout...

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