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A question about a recipe: Chocolate Dump-It Cake

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I have a question about step 2 on the recipe "Chocolate Dump-It Cake" from amanda. It says:

"Meanwhile, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, stir together the milk and vinegar. Grease and flour a 9-inch tube pan. (If you prefer, you can grease it, line it with parchment and then grease and flour it. This is not necessary, but parchment does make getting the cake out easier.)"

I don't have a 9 inch tube pan is there another type of pan I can substitute?

asked by clbeth over 5 years ago
5 answers 2641 views
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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

A bundt pan or 2 loaf pans would probably work.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

Agree with hardlikearmour -- my sister uses regular 9-inch cake pans when she makes it. If you have springforms, that's easiest. The batter also makes good cupcakes....

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added over 5 years ago

Thanks so much for the fast responses! If I use the springforms am I making a two layer cake as the tube pan seems much taller than my cake pans.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

Great catch and yes you want to do a 2-layer cake. Best way is to use 2 springform (or regular cake) pans. If your springform is 3 inches deep, that should be plenty deep if you want to make the cake in just one pan, but it will work better if you use two.

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added over 5 years ago

Amanda's sister here. I always make this cake in two layers using regular 9" cake pans. As noted, I grease them, line them with parchment, then grease and "flour" (except I don't use flour, I use cocoa powder) the pans. If I remember correctly, the baking time is around 35-40 minutes. I also always use the sour cream-chocolate icing in the recipe, but I sometimes add additional flavors to the layer between the two rounds. I've used Nutella, melted raspberry jam, whipped peanut butter and caramel, then I also layer in some of the frosting. This is my most favorite cake in the whole world.