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CakeOmeter: Convert Baking Tin Sizes

By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 13 Dec 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Convert Recipe Tin Sizes Cake Calculator
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Have you ever seen a recipe but wanted to make a larger or smaller version? If so then our nifty calculator makes this a doddle. Simply enter your recipe, the tin sizes and up pops your new recipe. It can even convert from square to round tins and vice versa... If you have any thoughts please leave it in comments below...

If you're struggling to convert a favourite recipe (and cooking times) to fit a different size tin, Problem solved!! CakeBaker, the expert in Baking Apps, has come up with a brand new, nifty App also called The CakeOmeter.

The CakeOmeter

Making baking tin conversion a breeze!

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Your new recipe will appear here automatically!

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Hi I think this converter is great - have used it to scale to a large square cake. My question is I have a recipe for a 7 inch cake (one tin) but would like to do the same recipe in 2 x 6 inch. Is the measurements shown for one sandwich tin? Many Thanks mandy
Mandy - 13-Dec-17 @ 4:13 PM
Zomo - Your Question:
I've put the ingredients in to upscale to an 8" Madeira but it only.shows the new ingredients it's not giving me a baking time. Any ideas how much longer for this size? Also where it says eggs x 1.3. would switching from 4 medium to 4 large eggs be enough ? Thanks

Our Response:
Unfortunately our widget doesn't give baking times. We usually bake an 8" madeira for between 1 hour 15 to 1hour 30 mins on 150-160°C (non- fan). Using large extra instead of medium sounds like a good suggestion.
CakeBaker - 27-Nov-17 @ 11:09 AM
I've put the ingredients in to upscale to an 8" Madeira but it only.shows the new ingredients it's not giving me a baking time. Any ideas how much longer for this size? Also where it says eggs x 1.3.. would switching from 4 medium to 4 large eggs be enough ?Thanks
Zomo - 23-Nov-17 @ 7:21 AM
Liz - Your Question:
Hi, Is it possible to bake a rich fruit cake in a larger tin than that stated in the recipe, in order to obtain a shallower cake. If so, how should you adapt the cooking time? Many thanks, Liz

Our Response:
Yes this is possible. It's not always easy to work out (our CakeOmeter IOS app will do it). Delia has a good online scale for fruit cake recipes here
CakeBaker - 1-Nov-17 @ 3:25 PM
Hi, Is it possible to bake a rich fruit cake in a larger tin than that stated in the recipe, in order to obtain a shallower cake. If so, how should you adapt the cooking time?Many thanks, Liz
Liz - 31-Oct-17 @ 1:38 PM
TwirlyGirly - Your Question:
Wait a minute. Quoting an answer posted in response to another comment, below:"The CakeOmeter App will give you your new baking time though. The app is available for both Android and Apple devices. "So, there IS an android version of the CakeOMeter now? Oh, happy day! But where can I download it? I can't find it, or a link to it, here nor is it in the Play Store.Please help!

Our Response:
Really sorry but that must have been an error. The CakeUlator is available for both IOS and Android but the CakeOmeter is only available on IOS.
CakeBaker - 30-Oct-17 @ 3:44 PM
TwirlyGirly - Your Question:
I want to tell you how much I appreciate the CakeOMeter. I stumbled upon it a few years ago, accidentally, and have been using it ever since. I love to bake cakes, but I'm only baking for a maximum of two people (myself and my daughter), but during the school year my daughter is out-of-state at college, so now for most of the year I'm baking for just me. I hate waste, not to mention I can't afford to throw away half a cake. The CakeOMeter allows me to accurately scale recipes meant for 9" or 8" pans down to the 6" pans I use most frequently for baking layer cakes. I've NEVER had a problem with any recipe I've scaled using the CakeOMeter. My biggest fear in one day the CakeOMeter will be gone, and then what will I do? I keep wishing and hoping for an android app for the CakeOMeter. If at all possible, please develop the app for those of us who don't have (and possibly, can't afford) an iPhone. We'd be forever grateful. Again, thank you so much for this wonderful, easy to use, and accurate, tool!

Our Response:
Hi and thanks for your lovely comments. Unfortunately it's unlikely we will develop a version for the android due to the prohibitive costs of additional development and the returns from sales. The online widget above will remain on this site for the foreseeable future though.
CakeBaker - 30-Oct-17 @ 3:32 PM
GillG - Your Question:
Can't seem to find the app on the app store on my i-phone? Have tried several variations- is it still available plese? Thank you.

Our Response:
It has been updated. We'll take a look at see get back to you if it's not yet available.
CakeBaker - 30-Oct-17 @ 2:13 PM
Wait a minute. Quoting an answer posted in response to another comment, below: "The CakeOmeter App will give you your new baking time though. The app is available for both Android and Apple devices. " So, there IS an android version of the CakeOMeter now? Oh, happy day! But where can I download it? I can't find it, or a link to it, here nor is it in the Play Store. Please help!
TwirlyGirly - 29-Oct-17 @ 2:05 PM
I want to tell you how much I appreciate the CakeOMeter. I stumbled upon it a few years ago, accidentally, and have been using it ever since. I love to bake cakes, but I'm only baking for a maximum of two people (myself and my daughter), but during the school year my daughter is out-of-state at college, so now for most of the year I'm baking for just me. I hate waste, not to mention I can't afford to throw away half a cake. The CakeOMeter allows me to accurately scale recipes meant for 9" or 8" pans down to the 6" pans I use most frequently for baking layer cakes. I've NEVER had a problem with any recipe I've scaled using the CakeOMeter. My biggest fear in one day the CakeOMeter will be gone, and then what will I do? I keep wishing and hoping for an android app for the CakeOMeter. If at all possible, please develop the app for those of us who don't have (and possibly, can't afford) an iPhone. We'd be forever grateful. Again, thank you so much for this wonderful, easy to use, and accurate, tool!
TwirlyGirly - 29-Oct-17 @ 1:53 PM
Can't seem to find the app on the app store on my i-phone? Have tried several variations- is it still available plese? Thank you.
GillG - 28-Oct-17 @ 6:45 AM
Liz - Your Question:
Hi, I would like to make a 9 and ten inch birthday cake using a medeira recipe. Would it be better to use one tin and then cut in half to sandwich together or bake in two sandwich tins?Thank you very muchLiz

Our Response:
Madeira can be baked in one tin and sliced through or across two shallower sandwich tins. If you're uncertain about cooking times, it's probably better to go for the latter.
CakeBaker - 18-Oct-17 @ 3:38 PM
Hi, I would like to make a 9 and ten inch birthday cake using a medeira recipe. Would it be better to use one tin and then cut in half to sandwich together or bake in two sandwich tins? Thank you very much Liz
Liz - 17-Oct-17 @ 8:05 PM
Is there a way to convert american quantities to uk?
Wilko85 - 16-Oct-17 @ 2:50 PM
Gee - Your Question:
Does the CakeOmeter app store recipes?

Our Response:
Yes you should be able to save the recipe in the CakeOmeter App. If you've saved a recipe and want to use it again for a different tin size, enter the new tin size required then go to the Old Recipe tab and select Open. Choose your recipe from the list and it will be displayed. Go to New Recipes to see your new ingredient list. cake dimension
CakeBaker - 13-Oct-17 @ 12:40 PM
Ruth - Your Question:
Can you please give me recipe for a madeira cake my tin is 10"x14. My tin is 13"&3/4 by2&1/2 "

Our Response:
Sorry no, we can't give specific recipes for specific sizes. We have a recipe for a 7" madeira cake here
CakeBaker - 13-Oct-17 @ 12:39 PM
Tisme - Your Question:
I've entered all the ingredients but no new recipe has appeared. I've searched everywhere on the page for a button to push etc, but nothing - what am I doing wrong?

Our Response:
If you enter all the ingredients correctly, your new ingredient quantities should appear at the bottom of the page.
CakeBaker - 13-Oct-17 @ 12:35 PM
Does the CakeOmeter app store recipes?
Gee - 12-Oct-17 @ 12:58 PM
Can you please give me recipe for a madeira cake my tin is 10"x14.My tin is 13"&3/4 by2&1/2 "
Ruth - 11-Oct-17 @ 5:01 PM
I've entered all the ingredients but no new recipe has appeared. I've searched everywhere on the page for a button to push etc, but nothing - what am I doing wrong?
Tisme - 11-Oct-17 @ 11:14 AM
Loubear - Your Question:
This helps with ingredients but what about baking time? The recipe I use is for a 7 inch cake and normally bakes in about an hour. I will be doubling the ingredients to fill a 10 inch tin, so how long would I bake this cake for? Can anyone help me please?

Our Response:
This facility is not available in the online widget. The CakeOmeter App will give you your new baking time though. The app is available for both Android and Apple devices.
CakeBaker - 4-Oct-17 @ 2:19 PM
Shell - Your Question:
I need to make a chocolate cake 12"x10" and 4" deep - how do I work out ingredient quantities?

Our Response:
What size is your existing recipe?
CakeBaker - 4-Oct-17 @ 11:21 AM
This helps with ingredients but what about baking time? The recipe I use is for a 7 inch cake and normally bakes in about an hour. I will be doubling the ingredients to fill a 10 inch tin, so how long would I bake this cake for? Can anyone help me please?
Loubear - 3-Oct-17 @ 7:10 PM
Elaine Bennion - Your Question:
I have used this app for a few years and think it is brilliant, however I am unable to use it now that my iphone has updated to iOS 11 I have asked on many occasions whether the app will be updated and have had no response, can you tell me if you will be updating the app or do I have to try and find an alternative?

Our Response:
The app has been updated and will now work with IOS 11. You may need to upload the latest version.
CakeBaker - 3-Oct-17 @ 12:50 PM
Lia123 - Your Question:
The new recipe says to use 7.6 eggs, so would 7 or 8 eggs be better? Thanks

Our Response:
This depends on the recipe. Some times it makes sense to just slightly increase or reduce the other ingredients accordingly. Alternatively, if the recipe calls for beaten egg, beat the last egg separately and then just use slightly more than a half of it.
CakeBaker - 3-Oct-17 @ 10:54 AM
I need to make a chocolate cake 12"x10" and 4" deep - how do I work out ingredient quantities?
Shell - 3-Oct-17 @ 9:27 AM
I have used this app for a few years and think it is brilliant, however I am unable to use it now that my iphone has updated to iOS 11 I have asked on many occasions whether the app will be updated and have had no response, can you tell me if you will be updating the app or do I have to try and find an alternative?
Elaine Bennion - 1-Oct-17 @ 4:40 PM
The new recipe says to use 7.6 eggs, so would 7 or 8 eggs be better? Thanks
Lia123 - 30-Sep-17 @ 9:32 PM
Vertigo - Your Question:
Silly me! I did not enter the new tin size (head desk)!

Our Response:
Glad you worked it out!
CakeBaker - 29-Sep-17 @ 2:34 PM
Silly me! I did not enter the new tin size (head desk)!
Vertigo - 28-Sep-17 @ 9:26 AM
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