Baking Dish Conversions

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 16, 2010)

There are plenty of recipes out there that require you to use a specific cup size for a baking dish, but that don't tell you what that baking dish is in traditional measurements. Well, baking dish conversions like this are actually fairly easy to do if you follow this simple guideline.

This guide is broken up into two different sections. The first section deals with the cup size, and then will list the dimensions of the pans. The second section will be dealing with the dimensions, and cup sizes, of specialized baking pans and dishes. Use whatever section is most beneficial to you,

General Cup Sizes and Pans

  • 19 cups. A 14 inch x 10-1/2 inch x 2-1/2 inch roasting pan.
  • 15 cups. A 13 inch x 9 inch x 2 inch baking pan.
  • 12 cups. Use a 13-1/2 inch x 8-1/2 inch x 2 inch baking dish.
  • 10 cups. Any of the following will work: a 9 inch x 9 inch x 2 inch square baking pan; 11-3/4 inch x 7-1/2 inch x 1-3/4 inch baking pan; or a 15 inch x 10 inch x 1 inch jelly roll pan.
  • 8 cups. All of the following will work for 8 cups: an 8 inch x 8 inch x 2 inch square pan; an 11 inch x 7 inch x 1-1/2 inch baking pan; or a 9 inch x 5 inch x 3 inch loaf pan.
  • 6 cups. You can use one of these: an 8 or 9 x1-1/2 inch layer cake pan; a 10 inch pie plate; 8-1/2 x 3-5/8 inch x 2-5/8 inch loaf pan.
  • 4 cups. One of the following will fulfill your needs: 9 inch pie plate; 8 x 1-1/4 inch layer cake pan; or a 7-3/8 inch x 3-5/8 inch x 2-1/4 inch loaf pan.

Specialized Pans

  • Bundt pans. A 7-1/2 inch x 3 inch pan will hold 6 cups, while a 9 inch x 3-1/2 inch pan will hold 9 cups, and a 10 inch x 3-3/4 inch pan is going to hold 12 cups.
  • Tube pans. A 9 inch x 3-1/2 inch fancy tube pan will hold 9 cups, where as a 9 inch x 3-1/2 inch angel cake pan and fancy tube mold will hold 12 cups. A 10 inch x 3-3/4 inch Crownburst pan will hold 12 cups, and a 10 inch x 4 inch fancy tube mold will hold 16 cups while the same sized angel cake pan will hold 18 cups.
  • Melon molds. A melon mold that is 7 inch x 5-1/2 inch x 4 inches will hold 6 cups.
  • Brioche pan. A brioche pan that measures 9-1/2 inch x 3-1/4 inches will hold 8 cups.
  • Charlotte mold. This type of mold will hold 7-1/2 cups as long as it measures 6 inch x 4-1/2 inches.
  • Spring-form pans. A spring-form cake pan that measures 8 inches x 3 inches will hold 12 cups, whereas the 9 inch x 3 inch version will hold 6 cups.
  • Ring molds. A ring mold that measures 8-1/2 inch x 2-1/4 inches will hold 4-/2 cups, while one that measures 9-1/4 inch x 2-3/4 inch will hold 8 cups.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Painting near Windows

Painting near windows can be tricky if you haven't done it before. That being said, there are a few steps that you can take ...

Discover More

Household Cleaning Supplies

Have you ever wondered what should be included in your household cleaning supplies? Well then wonder no more. Here is a great ...

Discover More

Storing Wine

Just as with any type of a collection, wine also needs to be stored. However, when you store wine you run into a few unique ...

Discover More
More Cooking Tips

What is Roux?

Have you ever watched one of those cooking shows on television, and heard the term roux before? Unless you know what it is, ...

Discover More

Culinary Cooking

Culinary cooking may sound like a slightly redundant term, however it is not. Rather, culinary cooking is more along the ...

Discover More

Cooking for Those with Celiac Disease

Cooking for those with celiac disease is possible, though it will often require a bit of ingenuity on your part, is something ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is five minus 0?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)