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Can I use Alternate baking pans ok?

I don’t have a Bundt cake pan. Will a Standard loaf pan or 11x17 pan work? How will it change the cooking times? Thank you!

Ruth
  • Posted by: Ruth
  • April 2, 2020
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Nancy April 2, 2020
Or, make half the recipe, which should fir in either one of the loaf pan or 11x17.
 
Coral L. April 2, 2020
Thanks for this, Nancy -- but while the loaf pan *may* fit the raw batter, I can't totally promise there won't be spillage as the cake bakes. The cake grows another 30-40% taller in the oven-- just FYI!
 
Nancy April 2, 2020
I see your worry, Coral.
Here's my reasoning:
the average capacity of a bundt pan is 12 cups and capacity of a loaf pan is 8 cups.
So loaf pan has 2 cups or 1/3 more space than half the original recipe.
 
Coral L. April 2, 2020
Hi Ruth! Great question. This recipe produces * a lot* of airy batter (because of the whipped egg whites), so a standard loaf will be too small, unfortunately. Same with your 11 x 17" pan—it may not be tall enough to catch the cake as it grows in the oven. Do you have access to a disposable lasagna pan (like this one https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5d/c1/eb/5dc1ebe3a266fbcd9e32671f8a775c12.jpg), or something of a similar size (namely, depth)? And the cook time should actually be the same, around 50-55 minutes.
 
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