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How many cake mixes for 1/2 sheet cake??

post #1 of 12
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How many cake mixes does it take to do a 1/2 sheet cake? I believe the pan is 13x18 and 2" deep. TIA
post #2 of 12
12x18 = 14 cups of batter according to wilton

(their chart: http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm )

so at 4 to 5.5 cups per box mix....

that would be 3 to 4 boxes of cake mix.

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i'd probably do the 4 and use leftovers for cupcakes or small rounds that could become cakeballs

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and I'd probably do the extender recipe too: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1977-0-Cake-Mix-extender.html

with this, since it makes more, 3 mixes would be enough
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and I know I'd play around mix different flavors together to get a custom taste --- my fav is to mix butter recipe w/ french vanilla and use all butter for the oil and milk for the water.
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post #3 of 12
I use 3 mixes and the baking strips and it works ok. 4 mixes would make a nice tall cake! thumbs_up.gif
post #4 of 12
I use 2 in each, then trim the dome off and stack them, it makes the cake a bit higher, which looks nice. It's only around a dollar for each (if I get them at WalMart, not my supermarket) and that's easier for me than mixing three and dividing it in half.
post #5 of 12
I use 3 in an 11 x 15, so I would use 4 in the 13 x 18.
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by patticakesnc

How many cake mixes does it take to do a 1/2 sheet cake? I believe the pan is 13x18 and 2" deep. TIA



I use 3 Pillsbry classic yellow, with no extender recipe.
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post #7 of 12
I use DH...3 mixes fills the 12x18" sheet just right for me!
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post #8 of 12
I use three for a 12x18.. i think four would bake over the top.
post #9 of 12
I use a good portion of 3 mixes.
post #10 of 12
I just made a 12x18 cake last night and I use 4 mixes; 2white and 2 chocolate. HTH
post #11 of 12
For all of you that use 4 mixes in this pan:

Is this a 2" deep pan or is it 3" deep?
What brand of mixes are you using?

(Not trying to start anything, just curious! I use three and still have to trim the "cron" off my cakes. I figure if I used 4 DH mixes in my 2" deep pan, a good potion of the batter would be baking on the oven's floor, LOL!)
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post #12 of 12
Do you have any problems with spillage? How do you prepare the sheet pan so the cake won't stick to the pan?
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I use three for a 12x18.. i think four would bake over the top.

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