There’s nothing more frustrating than taking the time to bake a cake and then it sticks to the pan as soon as you try to remove it. Your decadent cake is left with unwanted dents and divots that can be hard to cover up. Well luckily there’s two easy ways to solve this problem so you’ll cakes will fall out of the pan perfectly every time. So here’s how to line a cake pan!
1) Parchment Paper
The first way to unsure that your cake will come out of a cake pan flawlessly is to use parchment paper. Parchment paper is non-stick and will peel off of the stickiest of foods. Adding a circle of this magical paper is easy and extremely successful.
Start by cutting a piece of parchment in a round the same size as the pan.
Next, spread softened butter on the bottom and sides of the cake pan. Lay the parchment round inside and grease the parchment with more butter. This is truly the best way to prevent sticking.
2) Butter and Flour
If you don’t have parchment paper in your kitchen, uses some other pantry staples; butter and flour. Start by greasing the bottom and sides with softened butter, then dust with AP flour.
Shake the pan around so the flour reaches all edges of the pan and is fully coated. Finally, shake off any access flour and your ready to bake.
Extra Tip: It’s always a great idea to run a paring knife or off-set spatula around the edge of the can pan before trying to remove the finished cake. This will remove any unwanted sticking on the edges that the parchment paper or flour could not reach.