How to Prevent Bundt Cake from Sticking?
How to Prepare a Bundt Pan?
Bundt Pan Buyers’ Guide
A bundt pan refers to a piece of baking equipment which has fluted or grooved sides and a central tube or “chimney” which helps produce a cake with a cylindrical hole in the center of the cake and edges circling the exterior section. This design ensures that more of the mixture encounters the pan surface than in a simple round pan, so providing faster and even heat distribution during baking. When looking for a bundt pan, try to get one with a light-colored exterior and interior. Darker pans such as brown or black conduct heat better, and so they will surely over-brown your cakes or even burn them. The design a bundt pan produces on a cake is very unique and is impossible to achieve with any other pan.
Once your bundt cake is ready, carefully remove it from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool. Leave it there for 15-20 minutes to allow the cake to become firm enough to remove from the bundt pan without cracking. Do not let it cool too long or it will make the cake damp and stick to the pan. Then, carefully slide a knife into the sides of the pan to release any stuck sections. Gently tap the pan a few times and shake it to help loosen the cake completely. Invert the pan by flipping it, lift the pan off and let the cake continue to cool on a plate or the rack.
There are two ways to grease a bundt pan to achieve the perfect cake. Ideally, you will have purchased a non-stick Bundt pan, but if you haven’t then don’t worry. To create your nonstick layer, mix fat (ideally oil or melted butter) and flour to create the perfect non-stick mixture and spread it inside the pan. The fat and flour bake with the cake, creating a protective barrier around it, guaranteeing easy cake release. Sugar can also be used to replace flour. Another method is to make a paste of equal parts flour and shortening and adding a few tablespoons of vegetable oil. Coat the pan and this will also ensure a non-stick layer and hassle-free release of the cake once it is done.
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