Use Correct Pan Sizes

Questions and Answers – Use Correct Pan Sizes



I like baking pound cakes, however, I have found that depending on the type of tube pan I use, the cakes may or may not bake correctly.  My question is this: What is the best type/brand of tube pan to use to bake a pound cake that does not get too dark? –   Laura (3/06/02)



USE CORRECT PAN SIZES.  Use the type of pan specified in the recipe.  Recipes are carefully calculated as to yield and changing the pan size also alters the baking temperature and time.  Larger, more shallow pans need increased heat; smaller, deeper pans need decreased heat.

The size of a baking pan or dish is measured across the top of the container from the inside edge to inside edge.  The depth also is measured on the inside of the pan or dish from the bottom to the top of the rim.

Prepare the pan carefully according to the recipe.Place pans as near the center of the oven as possible.  Do not place pans directly over another and do not crowd the oven (this makes for uneven baking).


Check out my Baking Pan and Pan Sizes web page at:  Baking Dish and Pan Size Conversions.



Thank you so much for the information!  I am pleased to know that I can continue to use the tube pan that I already have by modifying the baking temperature. Thanks again –  Laura (3/08/02)



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