How Many Quarts Are There In an 8×8 Pan?

It is not just the ingredients of your recipe that make a difference in what you are cooking or baking. Sometimes, the size and shape of your pan matters just as much. Getting the measurements right determines the baking time and the quality of your dish. To ensure this, keep reading and learning about computing for pan volume, how many quarts an 8×8 pan can hold, and utilizing the pans you have.

What is a quart?

There are various measurement units of capacity – from cups, ounces, pints, and quarts. A quart is a way to measure volume or how much liquid a container can hold. This measuring unit can be used for both wet and dry ingredients, pretty much the same thing as 4 cups or 2 pints. 4 quarts are also equivalent to a gallon which is the largest liquid measurement.

How to compute volume?

how many quarts in an 8x8 pan

There are two methods you can try to find out a container’s volume.

Measuring and Computing

For this method, you will need to know three dimensions of your Pan: length, width, and height. You can easily measure these three using a ruler or a measuring tape.

To measure the length and width, place your ruler on top of your pan and align the starting point of the scale at the inner edges of the pan. This way, you won’t be including the thickness and the outer lip of the pan in your measurement and throw off your calculations.

To measure the height, place the ruler inside the baking pan and make sure that it is aligned perpendicular to the bottom of the pan. For further demonstration of measuring both your round and square pans, watch this video:

After getting these three dimensions, multiply the values and convert the product in cubic inches or cubic millimeters to cups or quarts to finally the volume.

Fill with Water

A more straightforward and practical approach in getting the volume is using water.

Get a container, either a measuring cup or one with a quart measurement, fill that container with half or whole quart (or cup), and start pouring on the pan. Just keep adding water and count how many full or half cups it takes you to fill the pan to the brim.

For most readily available pans online and in-stores, measurements are already indicated. But it won’t hurt to see for yourself and double-check the dimensions your pans came with.

Different baking pan sizes

how many quarts is a 8x8 pan

Readily available baking pan sizes that are rectangular in shape usually come in the following sizes: 8×4, 9×5, 9×13, and 11×7. 9×13 is among the most commonly used baking pans in kitchen shops and grocery stores. The size provides a generous valuable area for both baking and decorative serving.

On the other hand, round and square pan sizes are 8×8, 9×9, 10×10, and 11×11.

Bundt pans are also another shape of cake pan that isn’t like your typical round pan because of the hole in the center and has a fluted or ribbed design. These pans usually come in 10×10 or 11×11 size and up to 5 inches in depth.

How many quarts in an 8×8 pan?

how many quarts in a 8x8 pan

An 8×8 pan is one of the standard sizes for baking pans, especially for starters. Pans of this size come in different capacities and shapes. As the label suggests, the pan is either round or square in which length and width are equal, and its height varies.

The 8×8 square pans usually come in 1.5 inches height which is 1.5 quarts or equivalent to 6 cups. Another size of the 8×8 pan is 2 inches in height which is 2 quarts or 8 cups incapacity.

8×8 round pans also come in 1.5 inches of height. They measure 1 quart or 4 cups in quarts. 2 inches 8×8 round pans have 2 quarts capacity.

These values are good guides for correct pan replacements if you do not have an 8×8 pan and the whenever required by the recipe.

2 Recipes for your 8×8 Pan

8×8 pans are a must-have in your kitchen because of the many recipes you can try that are perfect for that size, ranging from desserts to meals and side dishes. Your 8×8 pan will surely be put into good work.

If you’re craving those classic brownies, here’s a recipe you can try:

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup melted butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (preferably the large ones)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Proceed to grease your 8×8 square pan, line it with foil, and then set it aside.
  2. Combine melted butter, cocoa, and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir until fully dissolved.
  3. Add the 2 eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla, and keep stirring until your mix is well combined.
  4. Add your salt and flour. Continuously stir until your flour is thoroughly combined. Stir in flour and salt until the flour is thoroughly combined. Avoid overmixing your mix.
  5. This step is optional should you want to level up your brownies. Fold in a cup of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, or anything to your heart’s desire.
  6. Spread your mix on your 8×8 pan. Bake for about 20-22 minutes or until the center of your cake is slightly set. Be wary of over-baking!
  7. After cooling completely, cut into 9 large squares or 16 small squares. Enjoy!

Another healthy and flavorful meal you can make with an 8×8 pan is this casserole recipe:

Ham & Veggie Casserole

1.5 quart baking dish 8x8

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 package or 16 ounces frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 package or 16 ounces frozen cauliflower
  • 1-1/2 cups or approximately 8 ounces of cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter (separated)
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven up to 425°. According to the package directions, cook both broccoli and cauliflower. Drain them afterward.
  2. Proceed to melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a small skillet and then add the breadcrumbs. Cook and stir over medium heat until lightly toasted. After about 2-3 minutes, remove from heat.
  3. Melt the remaining of your butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. While stirring, gradually whisk in the milk. Bring this to a boil while continuously stirring constantly. Cook and stir until thickened for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and then stir in the cheeses until well combined. Add in ham, pepper, and vegetables while still stirring.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a greased 8×8 inches square baking dish. Sprinkle it with toasted crumbs for added texture. Put inside the oven to bake while uncovered until heated through for approximately 10-15 minutes.

You can check out more quick recipes here and also on this page.

Baking Pans Substitution Chart

8x8 casserole dish quarts

Scaling your recipe up and down depending on your available pan necessitates a bit more precision. This affects the baking time of your dish. The next thing to do from the listed pans is finding the closest volume capacity for the correct replacement pan. Let’s look at this conversion chart as your cheat sheet:

Recipe Needs: Batter Volume: Can Be Substituted:
 1 (8-inch) round cake pan  4 cups 1 piece 8 x 4-inch loaf pan, or

1 piece  9-inch round cake pan, or

1 piece 9-inch pie plate

12 pieces standard cupcakes

 2 (8-inch) round cake pans  8 cups 2 pieces 8 x 4-inch loaf pans

1 piece  9-inch tube pan or 2 pieces 9-inch round cake pans

1 piece  10-inch Bundt pan

1 piece 11 x 7-inch baking dish

1 piece 10-inch springform pan

24 pieces standard cupcakes

 1 (9-inch) round cake pan  6 cups 1 piece 8-inch round cake pan

1 piece 8 x 4-inch loaf pan

1 piece 11 x 7-inch baking dish

 2 (9-inch) round cake pans 12 cups 2 pieces 8 x 4-inch loaf pans

1 piece 9-inch tube pan

3 pieces 8-inch round cake pans

1 piece 10-inch Bundt pan

2 piece 11 x 7-inch baking dishes

1 piece 10-inch springform pan

36 pieces standard cupcakes

 1 (10-inch) round cake pan 11 cups 2 pieces 8-inch round cake pans

1 piece 9-inch tube pan

1 piece 10-inch springform pan

32 pieces standard cupcakes

 2 (10-inch) round cake pans 22 cups 5 pieces 8-inch round cake pans

3 pieces or 4 9-inch round cake pans

2 pieces 10-inch springform pans

64 pieces standard cupcakes

 9-inch tube pan 12 cups 2 pieces 9-inch round cake pans

2 pieces 8-inch round cake pans

1 piece10-inch Bundt pan

36 pieces standard cupcakes

 10-inch tube pan  16 cups 3 pieces 9-inch round cake pans

2 pieces 10-inch pie plates

2 pieces 9-inch deep-dish pie plates

4 pieces 8-inch pie plates

2 pieces 9×5-inch loaf pans

2 pieces 8-inch square baking dishes

2 pieces 9-inch square baking dishes

4 pieces 8 standard cupcakes

 10-inch Bundt pan  12 cups 1 piece 9×13-inch baking dish

2 pieces 9-inch round cake pans

2 pieces 8-inch round cake pans

1 piece 9-inch tube pan

2 pieces 11×7-inch baking dishes

1 piece 10-inch springform pan

36 pieces standard cupcakes

 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish  6 cups 1 piece 8-inch square baking dish

1 piece 9-inch square baking dish

1 piece 9-inch round cake pan

18 pieces standard cupcakes

 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish  15 cups 1 piece 10-inch Bundt cake pan

2 pieces 9-inch round cake pans

3 pieces 8-inch round cake pans

1 piece 10 x 15-inch jellyroll pan

42 pieces standard cupcakes

 8-inch square baking dish  8 cups 1 piece 9 x 2-inch deep-dish pie plate

1 piece 9 x 5-inch loaf pan

2 pieces 8-inch pie plates

24 pieces standard cupcakes

 9-inch square baking dish  8 cups 1 piece 11 x 7-inch baking dish

1 piece 9 x 2-inch deep-dish pie plate

1 piece 9 x 5-inch loaf pan

2 pieces 8-inch pie plates

24 pieces standard cupcakes

Always make sure to keep a keen eye on your cake and consistently check for doneness as both temperature and baking time could be affected due to the conversion.

Summary

Most recipes indicate a recommended type and size for you to use. This is especially true for baking, in which getting the measurements to the finest detail is essential to obtain uniform texture and taste.

However, you do not always possess the suggested Pan in your kitchen. Now that you have extended knowledge on pan sizes, how many quarts in an 8×8 pan there are, and the alternatives, you now have a better understanding of finding the appropriate Pan that works for your needs.

how many quarts is an 8x8 pan

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