The Best Ways to Get Cake Out of a Pan

With the right prep, a cake will usually slide right out of the pan with ease. But what do you do when it doesn't?

Stuck Cake?

Don't worry! There are several simple methods for getting a stubborn cake out of a pan when it's stuck.

Method #1


Pour boiled water into a mug and place it in the microwave under your cake pan. Leave it in there for a few minutes without turning on the microwave.

Method #2

The Fridge

After letting the pan cool for about 15 minutes, put it in your fridge for another 15 minutes. This works well when you're in a hurry.

Method #3


Soak and wrap a warm dishcloth around the base of your pan. Let it sit for about 15 minutes to warm and expand the pan.

Method #4

Cooling Rack

With your cake still in the pan, place it on a cooling rack. This allows air to flow to all sides of the pan, helping it to cool more quickly.