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# Can you make square cakes in a round pan?

How do I convert a round cake tin (cake pan) recipe to a square one?

In general, you lower the size of a round cake tin by 2 cm (1 inch) to get the comparable size of a square cake tin. So a 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin can be switched for an 18cm (7 inch) square tin and a 23cm (9 inch) round tin can be switched for a 20 cm (8 inch) square tin.

The cake batter should reach around halfway up the edge of the cake pan (round or square), so if there is a lot more or less than this in your tin, the tin size may be incorrect, or the baking time may vary from the one specified in the recipe. Also square tins have sharp corners which burn slightly more easily so if converting from a round to a square tin you may need to rotate the tin more than once to give more even cooking and check that the cake is baked slightly earlier than the recipe suggests.

## Related Questions

• ### Can I use a round cake pan instead of square?

For cake and bar recipes, an 8″ square pan and a 9″ round pan may be used interchangeably. A recipe written for a 9” x 13” pan can also be made in two 9” round pans; one 9” round and one 8” round, or two 8” round pans.

• ### How to make a square cake with round pans?

Our answer. In general, you lower the size of a round cake tin by 2 cm (1 inch) to get the comparable size of a square cake tin. Therefore a 20cm (8in) round cake pan may be replaced with an 18cm (7in) square tin, and a 23cm (9in) round tin can be replaced with a 20cm (8in) square tin.

• ### What size square pan is equal to a 9 inch round pan?

8-inch square

But, that 9-inch circle is equivalent to an 8-inch square, so it’s a safe bet. Here’s how to use our graph. Examine the pan specified in your recipe.

• ### Can I use a square cake tin instead of a round one?

Cake tin sizes:
A square tin stores around 25% more than a round tin of the same size. If you’re using a square tin for a round tin recipe, keep the temperature the same, and turn the cake during baking, as the corners tend to cook faster than the middle.