How to  Grease a  Cake Pan

and prevent cakes from sticking!

How to Grease  a Cake Pan

If you've ever worked hard to bake a cake from scratch (or from a mix) then you know how frustrating it can be to have your cake stick to the pan. Well, I have made a lot of cakes, so let me share with you the best method to grease your cake tin so your cake will release perfectly every time.

Scoop about 1 tablespoon of shortening onto your paper towel and begin rubbing it on the inside of your pan.

Step 1

Lay your pan on top of the parchment paper. Trace around the bottom edge so you have an outline of the pan.

Step 2

Use scissors to cut along the inside edge of your drawn circle.

Step 3

Place the parchment paper in the bottom of the greased pan. Rub a thin layer of grease on top of the parchment paper.

Step 4

For some recipes, greasing and flouring your pan is  the best option. First, grease your cake pan as indicated in step 1.

Step 5

Measure about a tablespoon of flour and sprinkle it in the bottom of the pan.

Step 6

Gently shake the pan,  covering the bottom and sides. Then, lightly tap the pan to release any extra flour and dump remaining flour into the trash.

Step 7

This method also works for bundt pans!

As a lifelong baker who had to go gluten free and dairy free in 2016, Tiffany strives to share allergen friendly recipes that never feel like they are free from anything.

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