Does a regular cake mix fill a 12 up bundt pan?

tropicals9bNovember 28, 2009

Or will I need two?

How far from the edge do you fill a bundt pan without it baking over the top?

I remember back in the late 70's (I think) when you could buy a chocolate bundt box mix that had a tunnel of coconut in it, man, I loved that cake!

I think I am crazy, but I have to buy these three bundt pans. I like them all so much.

http://www.instawares.com/bundform-domus-cup-cast.kaf-636702.0.7.htm

http://www.instawares.com/bundform-classic-cup-cast.kaf-636733.0.7.htm

http://www.instawares.com/bundform-flora-cup-cast.kaf-636719.0.7.htm

Thank you!

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beanthere_dunthat

It's been a long time since I've baked cakes, but if memory serves me, a regular boxed cake mix is right at 6 cups of batter. So, a 12 cup pan would be two boxes of mix.

I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen a 12 cup Bundt pan. The fancy shapes hold about 9 or 10 cups, don't they?

The Flora pan has a very pretty shape. I still Like the swirl the best, though.

Which did you decide on?

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 7:18PM
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aliceinmd

I think you should be able to use a standard two-layer cake mix in your Bundt pan. If you fill the pan too full, the batter won't bake properly. If you use less batter, the cake just will be lower/shorter than you might expect. Here is some more information:

From this Web site: http://baking.about.com/cs/bundt/a/bundt.htm -- The original classic Bundt® cake pan holds 12-cups of batter, which is the perfect two-cake cake mix size. Just fill the pan with cups of water. The total cups of water will be the same as your batter capacity. ... Only fill the pans 2/3 full. Baking and cooling times vary according to batter density.

The Nordicware site www.nordicware.com/files/bake-perfect-bundt.pdf says to fill the pan about 3/4 full.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2009 at 12:33AM
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beanthere_dunthat

Yep, Alice is right. I'm wrong. You can't fill the pans all the way.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scroll down to first set of bullets.for confirmation

    Bookmark   November 29, 2009 at 1:00AM
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mitchdesj

tropical, I remember those cake bundt mixes, I used to buy Tunnel of Fudge.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2009 at 6:08AM
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caflowerluver

You can buy bundt cake mixes, including Tunnel of Fudge, on Amazon or Nordic Ware. That coconut one sounded good, but unfortunately it is not available.
Clare

    Bookmark   November 29, 2009 at 11:26AM
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tropicals9b

Beanthere - I ordered three! I got the Charlotte instead of the Classic though. They are so different, I had to have them all. Merry Christmas to me? The descriptions all say 12 cup capacity. And instawares had the lowest prices and free shipping, so I think I got a great deal. $75.41 total.

http://www.instawares.com/bundform-charlotte-9-12.kaf-630335.0.7.htm

Thank you, Alice!

I'm not a big chocolate lover, so Tunnel of Fudge doesn't call out to me, but I found some great recipes at Allrecipes and Recipezaar. I have to bring desserts to work and the bar we shoot pool at a few times a year, plus we have a lot of dinner parties - so these will make it easy! And easy to transport! I usually make crack candy or bourbon balls, this will be so much easier.

And I'm going to try a meatloaf in it! Dressing will be so pretty too. Let's see, what else takes to forms.....

    Bookmark   November 29, 2009 at 1:25PM
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