Need help with a recipe from Food Networks "Throwdown with Bobby Flay"...Please help.
Want to make Utimate coconut cake that Bobby Flay won against renowned chef Robert Carter (Peninsula Grill) for my daughters birthday this weekend. The issue is- that the recipe I found is for 8 servings using 2, 9" round by 2" high cake pans. I have purchased 1, 9" by 13" by 4" high sheet pan specifically for this recipe and have no clue how much I have to increase the recipe. Also- this is NOT my first time baking (although first time taking on a feat like this) and know that far too many times when you merely double a recipe- IT NEVER COMES OUT THE SAME. How should I go about doing this-NO TIME FOR A TRIAL RUN. Assuming that my pan requires the recipe to be doubled (IF THATS ENOUGH)-How should I do this? Can the batter sit while I make the second batch (referring to the cake batter) or if I double it-are there any changes I should make to avoid the age-old dilemma of it not tasting the same when you double a recipe. HELP!!!!!!