Baking Pan Equivalents

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!

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!


We are taking a a departure from sugar today. We’ll be backed to our regularly scheduled sweet treats soon, don’t worry.

But seriously, probably 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


ORRRR PIN it for later using this great pinn-able chart below!

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!



14 Responses

  1. Sunnie

    Thanks for posting, I’ve been meaning to ask you about switching up a bundt cake recipe for a 13×9. ITs your blueberry muffin cake!

  2. Gitty

    Another point to consider is that some dense batters don’t bake as well in a 9 x 13 pan as they would in a Bundt pan despite the equal volume. A Bundt pan, like an tube pan, has a center cavity which affects baking time. Without this increased air circulation, it sometimes takes longer for the cake’s center to bake through in a 9 x 13 and the rest of the cake gets dry and over baked.


    Thank you soooo much. What a great help!!! I had wondered and asked about pan conversion many times. Now It is at my fingertips.

  4. lisa

    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.

  5. 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!

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