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Flouring your baking pans is one way to prevent sticking. This is a page about flouring baking pans.


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By 3 found this helpful
March 3, 2009

My mom gave me this tip a few years ago. When a cake mix calls for greasing and flouring the pans, she uses butter to grease and some of the dry cake mix to flour the pan. The cake doesn't end up with white on the outside and it doesn't taste bad like flour would.

By Lori from Indiana

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By 7 found this helpful
June 23, 2010

A quick, easy and efficient way to coat your buttered cake pans with flour, cinnamon or cocoa is to use your tea strainer. It is finely netted like a sifter and the spring action in the handle makes it easy to load with just the right amount of powder. Just shake it around your cake pain and poof! Job done in seconds. No clumps, unevenness, or missed spots. Your cake pops out with ease.


By Kat from National Park, NJ

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By 10 found this helpful
April 11, 2011

If you like sweets, this is for you. Next time you bake sweet bread or muffins, try greasing and sugaring the pan instead of greasing it and flouring. You will love the slight hint of added sweetness

By mamacrafter from TN

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March 31, 2008

When a recipe for a desert or sweet item calls for you to grease and flour a cake pan, instead grease and powdered sugar it. It adds just a hint more sweet!

By April from NW Missouri

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December 5, 20050 found this helpful

When a recipe says to grease and flour a cake pan, when the cake is done, and I take it out of the oven, there is always some of the flour from the greasing and flouring left on the finished cake. I don't want to frost the cake. Do I have to flour the cake pan, or is greasing it enough to prevent this problem from happening?


P.J. from Delaware


By Peggy (Guest Post)
December 5, 20050 found this helpful

Instead of using flour, use a bit of the cake mix. That will help.

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By Connie (Guest Post)
December 5, 20050 found this helpful

To "flour" your cake pan just use some of the dry part of your cake batter and your cake won't have that flour taste either.

Connie from CA.

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By Little Foot (Guest Post)
December 5, 20050 found this helpful

Try this... I line my pan with foil then I grease it. When the cake is done I flip it over and carefully peel the foil off the cake. I use a knife on places that are stuck. I get a perfect cake that has not fallen apart and I throw away the foil...and the extra bonus is I don't have to wash the pan. I hope this helps.

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By christi (Guest Post)
December 5, 20050 found this helpful

If you are using a cake mix just use a little of that instead of flour and it will blend in with the rest of the cake. If its a chocolate cake, you can use cocoa instead of flour. Personally I dont flour and have no problems.

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December 5, 20050 found this helpful

You should grease and flour the pan, if you don't the cake probably will not come out of the pan. However, you can use confectionary sugar instead of the flour. Or you can use the dry cake mix. Good luck!

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By debbie (Guest Post)
December 5, 20050 found this helpful

take the dry cake mix before you mix in the eggs, water, and oil and use that instead of flour it works great then you dont have the white residue from the flour.

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December 5, 20050 found this helpful

The grease keeps the cake from sticking. The flour is so the batter has something to cling to so it will climb high and will rise light and fluffy in baking.


I sprinkle sugar in my pans instead of flour when I don't plan to frost my cake. Works great for me. Carol

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By Karen in NH (Guest Post)
December 6, 20051 found this helpful

The only time I flour my cake pan is when I'm using a Bundt pan or tube pan. If I'm making a round or rectangular cake I don't bother; I just spray liberally with Pam (or other brands) and I've never had a problem.

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December 6, 20050 found this helpful

This recipe will solve your problem.


1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shortening
1 cup flour

In a large mixing bowl, mix until smooth with an electric mixer. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until needed. Use this to coat pans for cakes, muffins, pies or anything that requires 'greased and floured' pans. Use plastic sandwich bag on your hand to grease pans and then throw it away when done.

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December 8, 20050 found this helpful

After greasing and flouring litely, turn the pan upside down and smack it on it's bottom to knock out all of the extra flour.


Then proceed with the recipe, or re-flour if needed.

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February 8, 20060 found this helpful

I've not floured a cake pan in years. I just use the cooking spray and haven't had a cake stick in the pan with it. Best of luck in your baking.

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By miah (Guest Post)
December 6, 20080 found this helpful

no you dont but it works just as well

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By Gail (Guest Post)
December 19, 20080 found this helpful

My cake calls for 1 c. oil, 1 c. buttermilk. I grease the pans, but the cake falls in the middle every time! Should I just skip greasing the pans, seeing that the batter is so oily? Help. This is a great holiday cake and have to make it now!

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March 29, 20140 found this helpful

Someone posted a method to easily grease and flour pans. I lost it and would like to know the proportions. It was flour, oil, and vegetable shortening I think.


By Judy


August 13, 20140 found this helpful

Using a paper towel or clean cloth, scoop about 1/8 Cup shortening and wipe all over pan, especially in creases. Toss about 1/8 Cup flour into pan, shake as if you're panning for gold... quick little back and forth, side to side movements. Turn pan on side in your hands and rotate in 1 circle to allow the flour to coat sides. Turn upside down and lightly tap excess flour into garbage.
Voila! No stick.:)

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