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Julie S. is asking: (2 answers)
I want to make the Extreme Chocolate Cake in a 9 x 13 pan. Does any one know how long I should cook it? The original recipe calls for round 9 inch pans and the cook time is 30-35 minutes. Thanks!

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Last updated: May 6, 2013 12:59 pm
Posted: May 5, 2013 2:31 pm
Answered by: chairlifter
May 5, 2013 2:52 pm
Your recipe fits into two 9" diameter pans, and you are putting it into a 9x13 pan. Surface area of two (" diameter is about 40.5 square inches. Surface area of the 9x13 is 117. I'm thinking about 22-25 minutes, and be testing the middle of the cake with a toothpick (to see when it comes out clean and dry). Mind, I'm not a Baker, so you might get better advice from others.
May 5, 2013 3:30 pm
1 - 9x13 is usually considered about the same as 2 - 9" rounds. (The area of a 9" round = 64 sq in). ... The depth of the batter is largely what determines the bake time. I would bake at about the same time at the original recipe, but as with all cakes, use a toothpick to check for doneness since ovens vary quite a bit. AR has a good conversion charts who subbing other sized pans. ...
May 5, 2013 3:36 pm
Julie just to be on the safe side, watch at around 22 minutes in case you have a hot oven. As they mention above, the toothpick test is the best for determining doneness. It sounds good. Enjoy!
Maureen Dixon
May 5, 2013 3:36 pm
Times sound good. I just wanted to remind you that the cake mix you are using is likely smaller than the recipe calls for. Add 1/3 cup or so of flour. I made this recipe twice in the last week and left the extra flour out the second time due only to forgetfulness. It is much better with the extra flour
Maureen Dixon
May 5, 2013 5:18 pm
never mind, I made the too much chocolate cakes
Julie S.
May 6, 2013 12:59 pm
Thanks everyone! I will use the tooth pick test! Can't wait to try this out!
Answered by: Sweettreats
May 5, 2013 4:15 pm
Bake at 325 for 30 to 35 minutes.
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