**6×2 inch round pan** holds 4 cups of batter, the same as an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Fun discovery! Cupcake recipes yielding 12-16 cupcakes fit wonderfully in 3 6-inch cake pans.

- What can I use instead of a loaf pan?
- Can I use an 8×8 pan instead of a loaf pan?
- Can I use a 9×13 pan instead of 2 loaf pans?
- What can I use if I don’t have a loaf pan for banana bread?
- What size is a loaf pan?
- What size round cake tin is equivalent to a 2lb loaf tin?
- How do you convert pan size to baking?
- How do you adjust cooking times for different size loaf pans?

## What can I use instead of a loaf pan?

Use a **Sheet Pan**

Rolls, boules (that’s a round loaf of bread), braided loaves and many soda breads are baked right on a sheet pan—no loaf pan required. If you want to bake bread on a cookie sheet, look for breads that retain their shape (you don’t want overly soft doughs here).

## Can I use an 8×8 pan instead of a loaf pan?

“A 9-inch round cake can be baked in an 8-inch square pan,” says Levy Beranbaum. And “**loaf pans and tube pans are a little interchangeable**,” says Medrich, “because they are both deep and aren’t wide and expansive, but then you have to compare how much volume they hold.”

## Can I use a 9×13 pan instead of 2 loaf pans?

A 9×13 baking dish. **The batter that fills two loaf pans is perfect for one baking dish**. We didn’t even need to adjust the cooking time that much; since the baking dish is more shallow, it bakes in about the same time as a loaf pan, even though it’s bigger.

## What can I use if I don’t have a loaf pan for banana bread?

**Square pan** – This here is the game changer. I bake the banana bread in a 9×9 square cake pan instead of a loaf pan. This allows the bread to bake in as little as 20 minutes (as opposed to 1 hour in a loaf pan).

## What size is a loaf pan?

In America, what recipes call a “standard loaf pan” is **8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches**. If a store sells only one size of loaf pan, this is probably it. If you own one loaf pan, it should probably be this size.

## What size round cake tin is equivalent to a 2lb loaf tin?

What size are 2lb and 1lb loaf tins? As a rough guide, a 2lb (900g) loaf tin is about **21cm long, 11cm wide and 7cm high** (8 x 4 x 3 inches approx) and a 1lb (450g) loaf tin is 16cm long, 11cm wide and 7cm high (6 x 4 x 3 inches).

## How do you convert pan size to baking?

For square and rectangle pans, **multiply the length of the sides**. For example, a 9×13 inch baking pan is 117 square inches. 9×13 = 117. For circle pans, determine the area by multiplying the radius squared by π.

## How do you adjust cooking times for different size loaf pans?

Just **increase the oven temp by 25 degrees F and decrease the bake time by a quarter**. In this particular example, since your pan is 1 inch larger, more surface area will be exposed. The liquid in the cake batter will evaporate quicker, which means it will bake faster.