8 inch vs 9 inch


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I have a recipe for carrot cake that calls for 8" cake pans but I only have 9" pans. Do I need to adjust baking time, and if so, if there a way to do that for any recipe based on pan size. Thanks
 
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I have a recipe for carrot cake that calls for 8" cake pans but I only have 9" pans. Do I need to adjust baking time, and if so, if there a way to do that for any recipe based on pan size. Thanks

A 9” cake pan has about 25% more capacity than a 8” cake tin. So the cake batter will be more dispersed in the cake tin. The metal and any coating on the cake tin plays a significant role in how quickly the cake batter bakes. Dark metal, non stick coating, anodized aluminum conduct heat intensely. So these types of cake pans will bake a cake faster. If you have these types of cake tins, reduce the taking temperature to 325°F, then start checking the cake 10 minutes before they stated time.

Understand that using a larger pans means the cake layer will be about 1/2” high, 3/4” at best.
 

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