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 Posted: 15 February 2017 09:42 PM [ Ignore ]
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Hello.

Sorry for another question. I have been using 3 inch high cake pans but read that cakes bake better in 2 inch high pans. So I went out and purchased two 8x2 inch round cake pans. I see on page 491 of the Cake Bible that two 8 inch round cakes that has 2 layers baked to 2 inches high requires 3.5 times the base recipe. I totally understand.

Where I am confused is the baking powder. 8 inch round pan is Level 1 baking powder which is 1.5 tsp per base. So how much do I use?

3.5 x (1.5 tsp) = 5.25 tsp in total

or

1.5 tsp per layer so 3 tsp in total

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 Posted: 16 February 2017 06:13 PM [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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CakerBecky - 15 February 2017 09:42 PM

Hello.

Sorry for another question. I have been using 3 inch high cake pans but read that cakes bake better in 2 inch high pans. So I went out and purchased two 8x2 inch round cake pans. I see on page 491 of the Cake Bible that two 8 inch round cakes that has 2 layers baked to 2 inches high requires 3.5 times the base recipe. I totally understand.

Where I am confused is the baking powder. 8 inch round pan is Level 1 baking powder which is 1.5 tsp per base. So how much do I use?

3.5 x (1.5 tsp) = 5.25 tsp in total

or

1.5 tsp per layer so 3 tsp in total

BECKY:
Good evening to you. I must say that I do not know how to interpret these words on this chart, However Becky, just employing my knowlrdge of baking science I feel the answer is 1.5, tsp per per layer soooo, I think 3, tsp should be enough.

How I arrive at this conclusion is this way. A typical 8, in X 2, in pan will probably use 1.5 to 2, cups of flour (6 / 7.5, oz of flour)
All that is required for this amount of flour is close to 1.5 / 1 75, tsp of powder.

Anyway Becky I hope I helped you somewhat this fine day.

Enjoy the rest of the day young lady.

~FRESHKID.

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 Posted: 16 February 2017 09:44 PM [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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CakerBecky - 15 February 2017 09:42 PM

3.5 x (1.5 tsp) = 5.25 tsp in total

The answer is on page 489, 4th paragraph. Rose says:

The number will be 1 1/2 teaspoons. Multiply this by 3.5.

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