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Kitchen Wisdom: How to Release a Cake from its Pan

How to release a cake from its pan begins a series of kitchen wisdom every home cook should know. These quick tips will make your kitchen efforts more fun, easy, and successful. Have you ever baked a cake only to have the top of it stick to the bottom of the pan in chunks, taking your visions of a perfect cake with it? Me too. Here’s how to get over that. How to Release a Cake From Its Pan First, be sure to follow the recipe directions for prepping the pan. If it asks you to butter/grease or flour the pan, so do generously. Be sure the cake has sufficiently cooled after coming out of the oven before attempting to release it from its pan. The pan should be comfortable warm to the touch, but not hot. This allows the sugars and proteins in the batter to set and gives time for steam to loosen the cake. If the pan is too hot, the chances of a clean release are small. Use a knife, blade …