Use this chart as a guide when baking wedding cake tiers.

  • Fill pans 1/2 to 2/3 full; 3 in. deep pans should be filled only 1/2 full.
  • Batter amounts for the 2 in. cakes on the chart are for pans 2/3 full of batter.
  • An average 2-layer cake mix yields 4 to 5 1/2 cups of batter.
  • For large cakes, always check for doneness after they have baked for one hour.
  • For pans 11 inches and larger, we recommend using a heating core to insure even baking.
  • Icing amounts are very general and will vary with consistency, thickness applied and tips used. These amounts allow for top and bottom borders.
  • Number of servings are intended as a guide only.
2" Deep Pans
Pan Shape Pan Size Servings 2 layer Cups Batter for 1 layer Baking Temps. Baking Time Minutes Approx. Cups Icing to Frost & Decorate 2 Layer Cake
Oval 7 3/4" x 5 3/8" 13 2 1/2 350 25-30 3
10 3/4" x 7 7/8" 26 5 350 35-40 4
13 1/2" x 9 7/8" 45 8 350 35-40 5 1/2
16 1/2" x 12 3/8" 70 11 325 40-45 8
Round 6" 12 2 350 25-30 3
8" 24 3 350 30-35 4
9" 32 5 1/3 350 30-35 4 1/2
10" 38 6 350 35-40 5
12" 56 7 1/2 350 35-40 6
14" 78 10 325 50-55 8
16" 100 15 325 55-60 9
Petal 6" 8 1 1/2 350 25-30 3
9" 18 3 1/2 350 35-40 4
12" 40 7 350 35-40 6
15" 64 11 325 50-55 8
Hexagon 6" 11 1 3/4 350 30-35 3
9" 26 3 1/2 350 35-40 4
12" 40 6 350 40-45 6
15" 70 11 1/2 325 50-55 8
Heart 6" 14 1 1/2 350 25-30 3 1/2
8" 22 3 1/2 350 30-35 4 1/2
9" 28 3 1/2 350 30-35 6
10" 38 5 350 30-35 8 1/2
12" 56 8 325 45-50 9
14" 72 10 325 45-50 10
15" 74 10 325 40-45 11
16" 94 11 325 40-45 12
8" 32 4 350 35-40 4 1/2
10" 50 6 350 35-40 6
12" 72 10 350 40-45 7 1/2
14" 98 13 1/2 325 45-50 9 1/2
16" 128 15 1/2 325 45-50 11
18" 162 18 325 50-55 12
3" Deep Pans
Pan Shape Pan Size Servings 1 layer Cups Batter for 1 layer Baking Temps. Baking Time Minutes Approx. Cups Icing to Frost & Decorate2 Layer Cake
Round 6" 12 3 350 35-40 3
8" 24 5 350 55-60 4
10" 38 8 325 65-75 5
12" 56 11 325 75-85 6
14" 78 15 325 75-85 8
16" 100 18 325 75-85 9
18" Half Round 2" layer 130* 9** 325 60-65 10 1/2
3" layer 130* 12** 325 60-65 10 1/2
Square 8" 32 6 1/2 350 60-65 4 1/2
10" 50 9 350 65-75 6
12" 72 14 350 65-75 7 1/2
14" 98 19 325 65-75 9 1/2
Contour 7" 11 3 1/2 350 45-50 2
9" 17 5 1/2 350 45-50 2 1/2
11" 24 8 350 55-60 3
13" 39 13 325 75-85 4
15" 48 16 325 75-85 5
Other Pan Depths
Pan Shape Pan Size Servings 1 layer Cups Batter for 1 layer Baking Temps. Baking Time Minutes Approx. Cups Icing to Frost & Decorate 2 Layer Cake
2 1/2 Deep Beveled 8" 9 3 350 35-40 2
10" 15 5 350 40-45 2 1/2
12" 21 7 350 45-50 3 1/2
1 1/4 Deep Beveled 14" 18 7 325 45-50 4
16" 24 8 325 45-50 5

* Two half rounds ** For each half round pan