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Baking Pan Equivalents

This Baking Pan Equivalents Chart is a great resource to check the volume on pans and what pans can be used in place of other pans!


Baking Pan Equivalent Chart! All you need to know when you want to use a different pan than what's called for in the recipe!

THE MOST asked question I get on this website is “can I use ___ pan instead of ___ pan?”. I am serious…I get this question on almost every single cake I make. Trust me, I understand…the last thing anyone wants to do is go out and buy a pan that you are going to use in one recipe. Not cool.

Anyhow, for the longest time I would guess at pan sizes when I ran into this issue… I always figured you can sub out most pans for others (MOST) as long as you switch up the bake time. And while, that’s true, it’s certainly not a foolproof piece of advice.

So I went ahead and did the dirty work of finding the volumes of all the standard pans and pairing them with pans with equivalent volumes! Get it? Like, if you don’t have a 10- inch Bundt pan but NEED THAT CAKE!! No worries, my sugar-starved friend…use your 9×13 pan instead! They both have a 12 cup volume capacity!

AND the great thing is since that chart up there is pretty small to read (ALL THE INFO!) I have a FANTASTIC printable version!!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW to PRINT OUT THE CHART! Tape it to the inside of your baking pan cabinet and  it will always be there!

Baking Pan Printable

And you can also PIN this chart for later if you prefer!

Baking Pan Equivalent Chart! All you need to know when you want to use a different pan than what's called for in the recipe!

Seriously, you guys I am SO into this, and I hope you are too. While the chart is pretty amazing, it won’t solve the “bake time” question. Certainly, that will vary from recipe to recipe.

I hope this has helped you guys as much as it has helped me!! Bookmark, pin, or print this out, so you will always have it handy!!

I also have a Cups to Grams Conversion Chart and a Baking Substitution Chart that you can print out as well!



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21 comments on “Baking Pan Equivalents”

    1. Yes, because the thickness of what you are baking will be greater, however, only adjust it 5 minutes longer before checking it. You can always add more time!

  1. ColleenB.~Tx.

    I have had this chart tapped to the inside of my baking pan cabinet door for quite sometime now.
    It really comes in handy sometimes.
    Come to think of it, I need to print out a couple more copies for my daughter and my big brother who loves to bake.
    Thank You

    1. Yes you might have to adjust baking times for certain recipes, but there is no way to list that without knowing the recipe. This is just a first step resource 🙂

  2. Annie Windsor

    This is the best conversion chart ever. I love that it offers alternate pans instead of just stating how much volume they hold. Thanks!

  3. oh this is fabulous! I have wondered what a 9×5 vs 8×4 loaf pan holds for some time. Now all I need is an 8×4 loaf pan! thanks…pinned it and sharing a printed copy too.

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