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A question about a recipe: American Flag Cake


I have a question about the recipe "American Flag Cake" from erinmcdowell. What would be the baking time change and temperature change if using an 8 inch round cake pan instead of 9?

asked by Anahi 11 months ago
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added 11 months ago

One inch isn't really all that much when it comes to baking time. The variability would be similar to cooking time one oven vs. another. The recipe calls for 35-45 minutes, so I'd start checking the cakes at 30 minutes and readjust based on how done they are at that point. They cakes will be a bit higher (because the pan is smaller) so I'd guess that it may be closer to 40 minutes.

added 11 months ago

Oh, just to clarify, you don't need to change the temperature at all.

added 11 months ago

I followed your suggestion- baked at the same temperature for 40 minutes and came out PERFECT! Thank you!

Susan W

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added 11 months ago

In general, you would lower the temp by 25° and start testing 10 minutes after the original time. You also need to be careful of overflow because of the size difference. I wouldn't use all of the batter. I also wonder if you need to change the size of the cutout of the blue cake. Personally, I would go purchase the 9" pan, but if you can't, then just go for it.