If the sides of the 9-by-13-inch pan are about 2 inches tall, it can hold 14 to 15 cups. Since 1 quart is equal to 4 cups, the pan can hold between 3.5 and 3.75 quarts.
You can use two 9-inch round cake pans or two 8-inch square cake pans instead of a 9-by-13-by-2-inch cake pan. These containers hold about the same amount of food. When baking, the amount of time it takes to bake depends on the size of the pan. A cake in a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan will take about 30 to 35 minutes to bake in an oven heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.