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...
Do you need to resize for complex tin sizes and to know the cooking time? 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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@Buddy. We've just checked this and it definitely works. Just add your ingredients then put 6 inches in the existing tin space and 8 inches in the new tin space. You new recipe shows at the bottom.
CakeBaker - 20-May-13 @ 11:52 AM
Hi i've put all the igredients in for a 6inch round cake tinbut am wantimg to icrease it to a 8 inch round cake tin but nothing happens when i've finished your list. Am i doing something wrong . Am wanting to make my wedding cake and am stuck with out the new weight for my ingrdients. Thanks L Bowers
buddy - 18-May-13 @ 4:51 PM
What if your recipe yields two 8 inch pans?
love2bake - 15-May-13 @ 3:33 AM
I can't seem to get this to convert for me, what am I doing wrong?X by all ingredients but one?
calgirl97 - 3-May-13 @ 4:12 PM
I used this to upscale from 7 inch to 8, 9, and 10 inch sponge recipes with no problems.
DoubleS - 22-Apr-13 @ 1:08 PM
Thanks for a very useful tool. Regarding eggs, I have found it useful to tweek the height of the tin in the calculation table until it gives a reading for whole eggs eg. my 'new' tin size of 7cm height came up as needing 7.5 eggs, but by gradually tweeking down the tin height by, trial and error, to 6.55 cm it came to 7 eggs.
maryharri - 27-Mar-13 @ 9:51 AM
Not accurate at all! I did the sizing up from 9 to 10 inches and the batter was too oily and was so disappointing ! Besides, how am I supposed to measures eggs from 3 to 3.7???
ann - 19-Feb-13 @ 9:24 AM
I love my cakeulator app, but this one I have found to be too inaccurate.I just converted a sponge recipe for a 17x27x7cm "square" that I use regularly to a 35cmx7cm round and the result was too small by almost half.Having never used a tin this large I had hoped this would have saved the guess work but after doing some basic maths to establish why the result seemed way too small, the volume of my round tin should be almost 21 cups not the 11 cups given by the conversion?
Adi - 8-Feb-13 @ 2:57 AM
Can you tell me how many eggs should I use if it says 11.8? I assume it would be 12! What if the recipe says use 10.4 eggs? Should you use 10? Other than the egg conversion - this is great!
Jaxstar - 7-Feb-13 @ 10:53 AM
When you next update your Cakeometer app, please can you allow for metric cake tin sizes like you do on this site, and let users add their own custom cake tin sizes?
I use these tools (particularly the Cakeulator) all the time, but the Cakeometer app isn't quite right just yet!
Marks out of 10: 9 for Cakeulator app, but only 3 for Cakeometer app for now. Both online tools (here on your site) get a 10 out of 10!
Sue - 27-Nov-12 @ 5:36 PM
need a simple butter cake recipe using cups and teaspoon measures. Ingredients flour, eggs, milk, butter sugar and vanilla. forpeople.
jules - 5-Nov-12 @ 2:35 PM
I worked with cakeometer some time ago, but now I cant do it,please help me. Thanks.
alice - 28-Oct-12 @ 4:41 PM
I agree with most of the comments that this is a very good tool but I do have one issue with it.
It's not 100% accurate, by that I mean after you have added all your ingredients and tin sizes you get the new amounts and it tells you by what percent it scaled it up or down e.g. 8 inch down to 6 inch scaled 0.60so if you put in 100 grams of any ingredient in it will give you 56.3 grams but 0.60 is actually 60 grams same thing for 8 inch upto 10 inchscaled 1.6= 156.3 should be 160 grams!
I'm probably being pedantic but it's just simple maths.
Bazza - 23-Oct-12 @ 9:23 AM
Thank you so very very much, what a fantastic tool!xwas a bit confused about the cooking time, but as I gather you have to use the same cooking time as original cooking time, but turn the cake half way through cooking to ensure even cooking. Once again thank you so very much, you are a Cake Meter Angel!x
Bluestocking 21 - 20-Oct-12 @ 8:24 AM
Great tool, thanks.The recipe I am trying to convert makes 2 x 20 cm cakes for a Victoria Sandwich.Therefore, if I convert, will this then make 2 x the selected tin size? Also, would I use the same oven temperature and cooking time? Thanks again, sure I will use this calculator a lot!!
Maggie - 16-Oct-12 @ 2:09 PM
I think you may have saved me from disgrace. Couldn't convert up or down for tin sizes, so this is wonderful! Can I round up 112.5g of SRF ect to 113 or do I round down. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH. x
Sandie - 11-Oct-12 @ 8:27 PM
This is great! Thank you for this! One question though. what does 3.3 pcs of eggs mean? 1.2 tsp or 1.6 tsp? Is it safe to round these off to the nearest hundred? like, 3.3 pcs to 3 eggs; 1 tsp instead of 1.2 or 2 tsp instead of 1.6?
Appreciate your response.
Charlie - 7-Oct-12 @ 4:12 PM
This is AWESOME!!! I just converted a square 10in recipe to a 13x15 in rectangle. Thank you soooo much would love an ap to download!
For those only getting half of your recipe check that you have entered the quantities as a decimal (eg 2.5 cups) not a fraction (2 1/2 cups) I had the same thing and when I changed to decimal it listed them all.
Rachael - 3-Oct-12 @ 3:39 AM
I need to convert a recipie to make a sponge cake in an 11 inch hexagonal pan, how do I do this???
robbo - 1-Oct-12 @ 9:05 AM
This is brilliant, worked perfectly - I just wish there was a way to print it out with a "print friendly" button!
Baker Barb - 28-Sep-12 @ 9:23 AM
I love this tool. I just converted my chocolate mud recipe from a 4inch round up to a 14inch round and the same again in a sqaure using just the 8 inch round recipe I have. So easy to follow and ive chekced it and it's right on the money. No more wasting ingredients for me :-)
Sweet T & Cake - 26-Sep-12 @ 4:12 AM
Thank you for this brilliant tool. I am a professional cake maker and this is wonderful for converting obscure recipes to larger or smaller tins. I would pay for an app version!
MissHoney - 25-Sep-12 @ 8:35 AM
I cant seem to get this to work at all... I must be doing something wrong...Help
caz - 21-Sep-12 @ 6:31 PM
My conversion is saying 'Infinity gram' what does that mean please?
Lushcakes - 21-Sep-12 @ 1:10 PM
Fantastic App., but I wish it was possible to print out the recipe without all the web page menus, etc. on to save paper and ink, like other site 'print only' views. I got round the waste issues by only printing page 2, but that's not totally acceptable as you lose some details.
AshbyAlly - 19-Sep-12 @ 9:05 AM
I'm looking for a recipe for a giant cupcake does anyone have a recipe and quantities that they would be willing to share.Many thanks
Jude - 19-Sep-12 @ 6:58 AM
I'm trying to reduce a cake from a round 12" to 9". The measurements it gives doesn't add up. It halves the ingredients. Surely it is slightly more than half for a 9" round? I put in 10 eggs on original recipe and it says 5.7 needed.Example: 650g flour or butter or plain chocolate = 325 g of everything needed. Is this right please? Expensive to make if it isn't right. Thank you!
Lara - 17-Sep-12 @ 2:17 PM
I would pay for an app like this!
Vivacass - 16-Sep-12 @ 12:00 AM
What would the cooking time be and oven temperature be for this quantity of cake mixture. Normally for 300gms of each ingredient I bake 0n 180 for approx 25 mins
booboo - 14-Sep-12 @ 8:27 PM
This is a great tool. The only improvement I can suggest is that it needs to understand fractional inputs eg. 1/3 cup. While entering as decimal is OK, how do you measure 3.7 cups.
Perhaps it could convert the original cup measure to grams, multiply by the scaling ratio and (possibly) convert back to cups as a fraction to the nearest 1/4 or 1/3 cup?