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Baking a 12 inch cake..

post #1 of 27
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How long does it bake.. and what is the best temperature.. i've never baked a cake this size before!
post #2 of 27
It will probably take about 50min at 350 but depending on how much batter you put in, it could be more.
post #3 of 27
I bake at regular 350- same as the others I do.

It does take a little longer, maybe like 40-45 minutes. I'm bad I never really pay attention - I just get the feeling of how long it's been in there.
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post #4 of 27
depends if it's 2" or 3"deep or well. check out this chart on the wilton site, it's very helpful:
http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/index.cfm
post #5 of 27
depends if it's 2" or 3"deep or well. check out this chart on the wilton site, it's very helpful:
http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/index.cfm
post #6 of 27
i bake ALL of my cakes at 325* and my 12" sq 2" deep pan takes right at about an hour. i suggest the lower temp b/c it will help prevent the edges getting too done or burnt with the center not being done enough.
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post #7 of 27
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thanks so much for your help.. the 12 inch cakes (2 of them) turned out great!
post #8 of 27
i am gonna bake two 11" cakes this weekend (1st time baking a big cake). i understand from the wilton site that for cakes over 10" you have to use a heating core when baking.

can someone pls explain this to me. have not done this before.

thank you.
post #9 of 27
I just baked 2-12in rounds yesterday and I didn't need a heating core. I would say anything bigger, maybe. I baked them at 325 for about an hour.
post #10 of 27
I think it would also help to wrap some well soaked baking strips or strips made from old towels round the outside of the baking pan. It was a tip I picked up from here and it really helps.
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post #11 of 27
I think basically it's whatever works for you and your oven. I bake at about 300, but I'm using electric convection. I have never in all my years used a heat core nor a flower nail to bake.
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post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bluesea

i am gonna bake two 11" cakes this weekend (1st time baking a big cake). i understand from the wilton site that for cakes over 10" you have to use a heating core when baking.

can someone pls explain this to me. have not done this before.

thank you.



you can also use a flower nail or two. put them inverted (the flat side down on the pan) in the middle, pour your batter in, and bake. what it does is conduct the heat towards the middle of the pan and keeps the middle baking at the same rate as the edges, reducing dome and browning edges.

the flower nails are nice because they only leave a tiny hole that's barely noticeable.
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post #13 of 27
Did I understand correctly...you can use strips of towel that has been soaked for baking strips? Do they work well?
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by leahs

I think basically it's whatever works for you and your oven. I bake at about 300, but I'm using electric convection. I have never in all my years used a heat core nor a flower nail to bake.



I agree. My oven works best at 325 and a 12" probably takes about an hour. I used a heat core once and threw it out, and then I swore by the flower nails forever and then a few months ago didn't use them a couple of times (basically out of shear laziness!) and could tell no difference! So, no more flower nails for me!
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post #15 of 27
Don't make baking harder that it needs to be. Turn your oven temp down a bit, pour the batter in the pan and put the pan in the oven.
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