Measurement and Conversion
Purpose: Complete various tasks related to measurement and conversion, to enhance your understanding and answer the questions.
Part 1: Baking just study the recipe not bake
Study the recipe for Old Fashioned TwoLayer Pound Cake and answer the questions.
Old Fashioned Pound Cake Ingredients
2cups cake flour
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
3teaspoons baking soda
1teaspoon salt
3/4cup butter cut into bits
1Tablespoon vegetable oil
1cup allpurpose flour
6eggs
1cup whole milk
2teaspoons vanilla flavoring
Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F
Mix all ingredients together mixing on medium high for at least 10 minutes until smooth.
Pour into lightly greased cake pans (2 layer pans)
Bake for 1 hour Cool on wire rack for 1 hour
Questions
1) List the ingredients that use a teaspoon and the amount needed. Add these to obtain the total number of teaspoons of ingredients needed.
2) List the ingredients that call for tablespoons of ingredients.
3) If 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons, convert your answer from number 1 to tablespoons. From this answer and the answer from number 2 find the total number of tablespoons of ingredients needed for the pound cake.
4) If 16 tablespoons equals 1 cup, convert the total tablespoons of ingredients from number 3 to cups.
5) List the other ingredients (those not already accounted for) written in cups. Note that 1 egg equals 1/4 cup.
6) How many total cups of ingredients are needed for this recipe?
7) The above recipe will make a twolayer cake. Change the amount of ingredients to show the amounts needed for a onelayer cake.
8) If there are approximately 18 1/3 cups of flour in a 5pound bag of flour, how many cakes can you make from a 5pound bag of cake flour?
 9) If each item can be purchased in the following amounts, how many of each ingredient would you have to purchase to make five TwoLayer Old Fashioned Pound Cakes? Note you cannot purchase partial packages.

Cake Flour: 5pound bag $4.28
 Sugar: 1pound bag $1.26 (Note that 1 pound equals 2 1/4 cups)
 Baking Soda: 16ounce box $0.67 (Note that 7ounces equals 1 1/4 cups which equals 60 teaspoons)
 Salt: 16ounce container $1.09 (Note that 1 ounce is approximately 5 teaspoons) ! Butter: 1pound $1.99 (Note that 1 pound equals 2 cups of butter)
 Vegetable Oil: 8ounces $2.98 (Note that 1 ounce equals 2 tablespoons)
 Allpurpose flour: 5pound bag $1.29
 Eggs: 12 eggs $1.99 or 18 eggs $2.59
 Milk: 1pint $1.09 or 1quart $1.55 (Note that 1 pint equals 2 cups and 2 pints equals 1 quart)
Vanilla: 4 ounces $4.37 (Note that 1 ounce equals 6 teaspoons)
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