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

Posted by tropicals9b (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 28, 09 at 14:53

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

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?


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

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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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.....


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