Different recipes call for different batter amounts. Be sure to check your pan instructions or recipes for proper amounts.
Cake Pan Capacity & Slicing Charts. Expand the sections below. How Much Batter Do I Need? For 1″ or 2″ deep pans you will want to fill them so they are.
Use this chart to determine how much batter you need for different sizes and To ensure a cake rises evenly, you should only fill your pans to the half-way mark.
That way, you can calculate how much batter you need to make, and how many ingredients you need to buy when preparing for baking.
I'm resurrecting this post, as I need to know myself how much batter to use I like to have as close to two inch layers as I can get and I use two How Many Cups Of Batter For A Perfect 2" High Cake? - Cake Central.