Removing cakes from pans

Bundt pans come with different challenges when it comes to getting your cake out in one perfect piece. Even when you are mindful of grease and prepare Bundt pans, they have a tendency, more than any other pans, to keep the cake from easily sliding out. This is because of the intricate design of some Bundt pans with all those small ridges and corners.

Bundt cake is a dessert cake baked in a Bundt pan or a round baking pan with a tube in the middle with fluted. It is typically made from a shortened cake. Bundt cakes are versatile and keep well. They are generally made from butter/shortening or dense, rich cake recipes, such as the Butter or Poundcake. It is highly recommended to add some little decorations and can be simply served with fruit and a glaze or dusted with powdered sugar. And also this cake can be frosted or filled.

H. David Dalquist invented the aluminum Bundt pan in 1950, and he is the founder of Nordic Ware Bundt Pans. And also Dalquist created and enhanced the shape and added regular folds to make it easier to cut the cake.

The women from the society called the pans “bund pans” because “bund” is German for a gathering of people. Dalquist added a “t” to the end of “bund” and trademarked the name.

When H. David Dalquist died on January 6, 2005, the company had sold more than 50 million Bundt pans. It is the top-selling cake pan in the world.

Here are some tips on how to remove a cake from pans

Use a warm oven

When the cake is cool, preheat the oven again to about 250°F. Put the cake back into the oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the pan over to rest on a cooling rack. The cake should slide nicely out of the pan. This method works really well with Bundt pans, which can sometimes be more challenging than other pans when it comes to getting the cake out nice and smooth.

Cooling the Cake

Let the pan cool for at least 30 minutes if not longer for larger cakes. When completely cool you can get down to the job of removing the cake from the pan. No matter what cake you’ve baked or what pan you’ve used, the first step toward getting your cake out of the pan is to let it cool down completely, coming to room temperature.

Cooling rack method

It is highly recommended that you use a cooling rack to cool the cake while it’s in the pan. A cooling rack will allow air to flow all around the pan, including the bottom which is where most of the sticking is going to happen.

Tapping method

Put a large plate over the top of the cake pan, ideally use the plate you’re going to be using to serve your cake. Holding the plate firmly in place, flip the pan upside down with the plate on the bottom. Tap and gently shake the pan so the cake slowly releases and comes out in one piece.

Dishcloth method

If your cake isn’t sliding out of the pan onto the plate, use a dishcloth. Soak a dishcloth in either warm or hot water. Wring excess water out of the cloth and wrap it around the bottom of the pan. Let the pan nestle within the cloth for about 15 minutes. This technique lets the pan warm up and expand a bit, so it releases from the sides of your cake.

Freezer method

Completely cool the cake in the pan. Run a non-serrated knife or nylon spatula around the edges of the pan. Then place the pan into the freezer and freeze for about 1 to 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and run the knife around the edges of the pan one more time. Turn the pan upside down, gently tapping on the top and sides. The cake should slide out completely.

Final Thoughts

Removing cakes from the pan can be a really timeconsuming operation. We suggest that you use parchment paper before putting the cake mass int the baking pan. Your cake should get out in one piece. The top of the cake should be yellow-brownish. Make sure that the bottom of the pan is covered with parchment paper.

Before removing the cake out of the baking pan, make sure it is cool completely.

The top of the cake should be cooled down before you remove it out of the baking pan.

Using not just one, but several methods we guarantee that there are no more disastrous and frustrating moments when your cake won’t come out easily in pans.