Releasing Bread or Cake from Pan

If a cake or quick bread sticks to the bottom of the pan, turn it over onto dish. Saturate a dishtowel with hot water, wring it out to just barely not dripping, and place on bottom of pan. Within a few minutes, the cake or quick bread will loosen and drop to dish. Works every time!


Source: Years and years ago, from my Dad

By msburny from Cortland, OH

November 29, 20100 found this helpful

Really good to know. Simple and easy.

Thank you.

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November 29, 20100 found this helpful

My secret for no-stick cakes is to cut a circle same size as pan out of a brown paper bag. Not waxed paper or newspaper, but lunch bags or freezer bags from walmart. I grab a bunch when I goin and always have them on hand. If I'm baking several cakes at a time, I cut out circles while the first one is baking. After baking, run a knife around pan edge, flip cake over onto your hand and peel off paper. Then cool on a wire rack.

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November 29, 20100 found this helpful

Glad this works for you. Last time I did that, I ended up with half the cake on the dish and the other half still dangling from the pan! Ruined cake! but maybe that's just me.

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November 30, 20100 found this helpful

Cett, so sorry this didn't work for you. I have had times it didn't work for me also. Dad {the baker} said to set the pan on the hot towel. I guess with a large cake this way may be better. I also like Karenbuddys idea, though I never have brown bags anymore. In fact they are darn hard to find. I guess I could buy some lunch bags if I can remember,,

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December 1, 20100 found this helpful

I use parchment paper with good results. I think you can even use waxed paper.

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