Cake tin conversion charts

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Various Alan Silverwood cake tins

For pastry quantities for different tin sizes please see Pie, tart and flan tin size conversion charts

Cake tin conversion charts

These tables only apply if the cakes are to be the same height as the original recipe. Also you may need to reduce or increase the temperature and cooking time if there is a large difference between the original cake diameter and the one you are making. You need to multiply the figure in the last column (X BY) the original quantity given for each ingredient (flour, sugar etc), to calculate what you will need for the tin size you want to use.

Round to round or square to square only. See below for round to square and square to round equivalents, plus egg quantities.

ORIGINAL TIN SIZE DESIRED TIN SIZE X BY
13 cm / 5 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 1.44
13 cm / 5 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 1.96
13 cm / 5 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 2.56
13 cm / 5 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 3.24
13 cm / 5 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 4.00
13 cm / 5 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 4.84
13 cm / 5 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 5.76
13 cm / 5 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 7.84
15 cm / 6 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.69
15 cm / 6 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 1.36
15 cm / 6 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 1.78
15 cm / 6 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 2.25
15 cm / 6 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 2.78
15 cm / 6 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 3.36
15 cm / 6 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 4.00
15 cm / 6 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 5.44
18 cm / 7 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.51
18 cm / 7 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 0.73
18 cm / 7 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 1.31
18 cm / 7 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 1.65
18 cm / 7 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 2.04
18 cm / 7 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 2.47
18 cm / 7 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 2.94
18 cm / 7 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 4.00
20 cm / 8 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.39
20 cm / 8 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 0.56
20 cm / 8 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 0.77
20 cm / 8 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 1.27
20 cm / 8 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 1.56
20 cm / 8 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 1.89
20 cm / 8 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 2.25
20 cm / 8 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 3.06
23 cm / 9 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.31
23 cm / 9 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 0.44
23 cm / 9 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 0.60
23 cm / 9 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 0.79
23 cm / 9 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 1.23
23 cm / 9 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 1.49
23 cm / 9 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 1.78
23 cm / 9 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 2.42
25 cm / 10 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.25
25 cm / 10 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 0.36
25 cm / 10 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 0.49
25 cm / 10 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 0.64
25 cm / 10 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 0.81
25 cm / 10 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 1.21
25 cm / 10 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 1.44
25 cm / 10 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 1.96
28 cm / 11 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.21
28 cm / 11 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 0.30
28 cm / 11 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 0.40
28 cm / 11 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 0.53
28 cm / 11 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 0.67
28 cm / 11 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 0.83
28 cm / 11 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 1.19
28 cm / 11 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 1.62
30 cm / 12 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.17
30 cm / 12 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 0.25
30 cm / 12 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 0.34
30 cm / 12 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 0.44
30 cm / 12 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 0.56
30 cm / 12 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 0.69
30 cm / 12 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 0.84
30 cm / 12 inch 36 cm / 14 inch 1.36
36 cm / 14 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 0.13
36 cm / 14 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 0.18
36 cm / 14 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 0.25
36 cm / 14 inch 20 cm / 8 inch 0.33
36 cm / 14 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 0.41
36 cm / 14 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 0.51
36 cm / 14 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 0.62
36 cm / 14 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 0.73


ROUND SQUARE EGGS (Fruit cake) EGGS (Sponge cake)
13 cm / 5 inch 10 cm / 4 inch 2 3
15 cm / 6 inch 13 cm / 5 inch 2 4
18 cm / 7 inch 15 cm / 6 inch 3 5
20cm / 8 inch 18 cm / 7 inch 4 6
23 cm / 9 inch 20cm / 8 inch 5 8
25 cm / 10 inch 23 cm / 9 inch 7 10
28 cm / 11 inch 25 cm / 10 inch 9 12
30 cm / 12 inch 28 cm / 11 inch 12 15
36 cm / 14 inch 30 cm / 12 inch 13 20

Cake Tin Volumes

There are times when you may use something other than a standard round or square cake tin. Examples include bundt tins or fancy ones such as trains, boats etc for children's birthday cakes. Sometimes it can be difficult to calculate the correct quantity of cake mixture for these tins, so we need to work in volumes rather than sizes. The following chart gives the volume of each size standard tin and using this, you will be able to calculate the amount of mixture you need.

Firstly, you need to measure the volume of the tin you wish to use. Do this by placing the tin on a set of scales and pouring water into it until it is full. Make a note of the weight of water. If it weighs 1.5kg, then you will know that the volume is 1.5 litres.

Refer to the chart and if your tin holds 1.5 litres for example, you will need to make a mixture suitable for a 6 inch / 15cm cake tin as that is the nearest. If the recipe you want to use requires an 8 inch / 20cm tin, you can reduce the quantities by referring to the table at the top of the page, where you will see that for a 6 inch / 15cm tin, 0.56 of the quantity for an 8 inch / 20cm tin would be what you need.

The following tin sizes are those for tins produced by Alan Silverwood which are pretty standard.

IMPERIAL METRIC (APPROX) VOLUME IN LITRES
5 x 3in 13 x 7.75cm 0.97 litre
6 x 3in 15 x 7.75cm 1.39 litres
7 x 3in 18 x 7.75cm 1.90 litres
8 x 3in 20 x 7.75cm 2.47 litres
9 x 3in 23 x 7.75cm 3.13 litres
10 x 3.25in 25 x 8.25cm 4.18 litres
11 x 3.5in 28 x 9 cm 5.46 litres
12 x 4in 30 x 10cm 7.40 litres
14 x 4.25in 35 x 10.75 10.72 litres

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