Question on 4 x 3 pan

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by natie, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. natie


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    I want to do a tiered cake with 4, 6, and 8 inch pans (all 3 inches in height). The recipe I use is for standard two 8 layer pans, and says to bake at 350. When I use this recipe and the 3 inch pans, I bake them at 325, and they do fine. Should I do the same for the 4 x 3? at 325? I hope I didn't confuse anyone......its kinda hard to explain.
    Thanks, Natie.

    Also, how many serving do you think out of the 4 x 3? 6?
  2. momoreg


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    What are standard two 8 layer pans?

    I assume you mean 8" x 2"?

    Your oven adjustments depend on how much deeper you are filling the pan, as well as the diameter. If you have more batter in the pan, you will need to decrease the temperature.

    A smaller cake will do well at 375, generally.

    4" x 3" will serve 4 at most.