If you have ever had a cake stick in your bundt pan then this is the post for you. I’ll show you two easy ways to grease your bundt pan so you will no longer have sticking problems. Learn how to grease a bundt pan the RIGHT way!
I’ll admit. I’ve had my bundt cake stick before. Everthing seems to be going well. Cake rises. Cake tester comes out clean.
And then I go and try to release the bundt cake. And then. All. Goes. Wrong. Cake sticks and falls apart. Curse words thrown around the kitchen.
Sure I’ve patched the cake back together. Drizzled some icing or ganache over the cake to disguise the bundt cake faux-pas. But there has to be a better way. AmIRight?!?
How Do You Keep A Bundt Cake From Sticking To The Pan?
When it comes to greasing a bundt cake pan so it doesn’t stick you want to remember a few tips:
- Use a good quality pan that is in good shape. This is my favorite non-stick bundt pan and was inexpensive.
- Grease RIGHT before you fill it. That may go against what you’ve heard but you want don’t want your “grease” to slip down the sides or get absorbed by the time you add the batter.
- Loosen the edges. Do this before you attempt to remove the cake.
- Allow it to cool first. A hot cake right out of the oven is going to be more delicate and more likely to fall apart.
There are two great ways that I’m going to show you how to grease your bundt cake pans.
The first way is one that I’ve relied on for years (after that first mishap).
What Is The Best Way To Grease A Bundt Pan?
There are two different ways to accomplish greasing a bundt pan.
1.Brush Your Bundt Pan
Vegetable shortening is best for this. The milk solids in butter can actually make your cake stick more.
I like and use this organic shortening.
You can use a pastry brush or you can simply use paper towels in a pinch.
2. Add Flour.
Then add about 1/4 cup of flour to the pan. Make sure to sprinkle it in the bottom of the pan.
3. Cover With Plastic Wrap.
Then you want to cover the bundt pan top with plastic wrap, or my favorite Press-N-Seal.
4. Shake Away.
Then go ahead and shake the flour around so it coats all those nooks and crannies.
5. Discard The Flour.
Once you’ve given it a good shake, then take the plastic wrap off and discard any extra flour that is not sticking to the pan.
1.Make A Cake Pan Release.
Another easy way is to create your own cake pan release. It’s an easy combination of flour, shortening, and oil.
2. Brush On.
I use a pastry brush to make sure to get all those nooks and crannies.
There you go. One beautiful bundt cake that releases. All cake. No curse words. Cake problem solved.