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CakeOmeter: Convert Baking Tin Sizes

By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 24 May 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.

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Making baking tin conversion a breeze!

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Existing Baking Tin

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New Baking Tin (scaled times)

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Your new recipe will appear here automatically!

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I have converted a favourite recipe from an 8" round to a 10"square but am unsure about cooking times
LYNN'S CAKES - 24-May-17 @ 10:49 AM
Kally - Your Question:
I get confused as to tin depth. For example, my normal recipe for a 8" round Vic Sponge goes into TWO tins about 1-1½" high so what do I put in for a conversion? Just the size of 1 tin? or 3" (two tins on top of each other)? Also, what would you put if scaling for cupcakes?Please advise, it's driving me nuts! Otherwise FAB app!! :D

Our Response:
Just use the normal tin depth. It's not really designed for cupcakes unfortunately.
CakeBaker - 19-May-17 @ 2:14 PM
I get confused as to tin depth.For example, my normal recipe for a 8" round Vic Sponge goes into TWO tins about 1-1½" high so what do I put in for a conversion?Just the size of 1 tin?or 3" (two tins on top of each other)? Also, what would you put if scaling for cupcakes? Please advise, it's driving me nuts!Otherwise FAB app!! :D
Kally - 18-May-17 @ 12:50 PM
Uffa - Your Question:
Works brilliantly, exactly as instructions, thank you. ??

Our Response:
Great to hear it being used by so many. Thanks for letting us know.
CakeBaker - 10-May-17 @ 11:08 AM
Works brilliantly, exactly as instructions, thank you. ??
Uffa - 9-May-17 @ 8:29 AM
Claraclogs - Your Question:
For those saying no converted recipe appears when ingredients entered. You need to put both the diameter and height of your tin into the convertor for it to work properly.

Our Response:
Thanks Claraclogs
CakeBaker - 3-May-17 @ 12:35 PM
Ryflava - Your Question:
Hi I've filled out the ingredients as asked, but it hasn't come back with a conversion?? I want to go from an 8" round tin to a 9" round tin.

Our Response:
It seems to be working for us. We've just input a standard sponge recipe in and it's shown the new ingredients (at the bottom). Make sure all your units are correct (e.g inches, each etc).
CakeBaker - 3-May-17 @ 10:42 AM
For those saying no converted recipe appears when ingredients entered.You need to put both the diameter and height of your tin into the convertor for it to work properly.
Claraclogs - 2-May-17 @ 9:39 PM
Hi I've filled out the ingredients as asked, but it hasn't come back with a conversion?? I want to go from an 8" round tin to a 9" round tin..
Ryflava - 2-May-17 @ 1:43 PM
Hi, I downloaded both the cakeometerand CakeUlator apps but iTunes is now telling me it's not going to work as it needs to be updated- are you planning to update both apps so they continue to work? Can you please advise when updates will be available as I'm getting fed up of these messages every time I try to use them. Thanks
Helen - 30-Apr-17 @ 11:09 AM
JO - Your Question:
I have just used the recipe convertor for ingrediants for 11 inch round tin, but could you tell me the cooking time ?

Our Response:
Unfortunately this tool does not give you the cooking times. The CakeOmeter App gives a guideline for new cooking times - you can download it from the Appstore.
CakeBaker - 26-Apr-17 @ 11:08 AM
i have just used the recipe convertorfor ingrediants for 11 inch round tin, but could you tell me the cooking time ?
JO - 26-Apr-17 @ 10:49 AM
hi im just making sure that the calculations are spot on ive to make a 16" square madeira cake the recipe i have is for a 7" square it just looks like an awful lot more ingredients then i would of thought would go in ie: 26 eggs and 1436.7 grams of sugar and butter is this correct
Sharon - 20-Apr-17 @ 12:48 PM
I'm looking to purchase, but my 8' cake has 9 eggs (2 tins) in the recipe and your calculator says for a 12' suggests it needs 20.3 eggs. Yes, I did select each.
vernie78 - 13-Apr-17 @ 4:10 PM
Dawn Seymour - Your Question:
No mention of how many more eggs?

Our Response:
Did you select "each" when you added eggs as an ingredient?
CakeBaker - 12-Apr-17 @ 10:38 AM
No mention of how many more eggs?
Dawn Seymour - 10-Apr-17 @ 10:36 AM
Worked perfectly for me! What a life saver. Thank you!
JaneyG - 9-Apr-17 @ 11:47 AM
This would be a really useful tool if it worked....... But it doesn't!CAR
Lil - 5-Apr-17 @ 7:27 PM
Clairefp - Your Question:
This isnt working for me either on either iphone or android tablet. There is no new recipe showing when details added!!

Our Response:
Are you using the app or the online version? The online version is working for us. The new ingredients are shown at the bottom. Make sure you filled in all the required fields.
CakeBaker - 3-Apr-17 @ 11:28 AM
This isnt working for me either on either iphone or android tablet. There is no new recipe showing when details added!!
Clairefp - 31-Mar-17 @ 10:17 AM
Katherine - Your Question:
HelloMy recipe is for 2 8inch round cake tins and and need to make 10inch square. Does that matter when selecting pan and size if your putting ingredients in different pans. It says I need 23.9 eggs for my 10inch square cake sounds a lot when the 8inch round only needs 4.Thank you Katherine

Our Response:
We just did a similar calculation for a standard sponge cake and changing from an 8 inch round to a 10 inch square effectively doubled the quantities. So our four eggs became 8 eggs. Double check that you have in put the correct ingredients and measurments (i.e selected inches in both cases for the tins etc).
CakeBaker - 31-Mar-17 @ 9:56 AM
Hello My recipe is for 2 8inch round cake tins and and need to make 10inch square. Does that matter when selecting pan and size if your putting ingredients in different pans. It says I need 23.9 eggs for my 10inch square cake sounds a lot when the 8inch round only needs 4. Thank you Katherine
Katherine - 29-Mar-17 @ 9:51 PM
Just filled in all the fields and nothing happened.I am still waiting to see my converted recipe from 7in to 12in tins.Anyone else having this problem?
Bloominscruptious - 24-Mar-17 @ 10:01 PM
This is great! One question though: do you still bake in the oven for the time stated in the original recipe? Thanks
Lou - 24-Mar-17 @ 8:24 PM
Jaulie- Your Question:
I put in all the ingredients but nothing came up? What am I doing wrong ?

Our Response:
We don't know. We've just tried it and it worked well. Did you put in your old and new baking tin sizes?
CakeBaker - 14-Mar-17 @ 11:58 AM
I put in all the ingredients but nothing came up? What am I doing wrong ?
Jaulie - 12-Mar-17 @ 10:37 AM
Does anyone have a great dairy free recipe... just need to use dairy free fat..and buttercream.Thanks
Dodo - 2-Mar-17 @ 10:06 AM
I want to make a Christmas Cake in a 2lb loaf tin but can only find recipes for round or square cakes. Which size recipe should I follow?
Yorkie - 14-Nov-16 @ 5:41 PM
Bodge - Your Question:
Do you do the calculator as a android app please

Our Response:
Yes it's on the Play Store - here's a link: Cakeulator
CakeBaker - 3-Nov-16 @ 10:50 AM
Do you do the calculator as a android app please
Bodge - 2-Nov-16 @ 4:33 PM
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