Cake Sticking To Pan

Preparing The Cake Pans

Preparing The Cake Pans

I baked a 1/2 sheet cake late last night and it is completely cooled this morning but now it is not coming out of the pan. What can i do to get it out without it breaking?


Hopefully you greased and floured the pan first before baking. If your cake is stuck then you will need to hold your pan over a heat source for a few seconds to get the grease to melt again. Move the cake pan around over a burner on your stove. Once the pan is warmed up you should be able to flip the cake over and the cake should come loose for you. Next time you bake a cake let it cool but not overnight. Good luck

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Jul 23, 2011
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Cake sticking to pan
by: Anonymous

Next time you bake a cake use parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan.... It works perfect every time!


Jul 24, 2011
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Thanks Anonymous
by: Lorelie

Of course the parchment or waxed paper. How could I forget to mention that??? I always use the paper after greasing and flouring. The exception is for cheescakes. The heating up method on cold or frozen cheesecakes works beautifully and or if for some reason you did not use the parchment or waxed paper when baking a cake. Thanks again anonymous baker/cake decorator.

Jul 24, 2011
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My solution to sticking cake
by: DebbieCatt

I use "pan grease" in my pans. It's a very inexpensive and effective grease/flour mixture. Costs a lot less than any of that spray stuff and is less messy/less of a hassle than the two step grease and flour. The recipe is 1 cup flour, 1 cup shortening and 3/4 cup vegetable oil. Mix well with a hand mixer till all the lumps are gone, and store in a covered container on the shelf. It lasts 6-9 months. Don't refrigerate. When you need to grease a pan, stir the mixture, then brush on with a pastry brush. After greasing, I also line the bottom of the pan with wax paper. Let the cake cool 10 minutes for a small cake (8 inches or less) and 15-20 for a large cake, but no more. Then turn out as usual. Good luck!

Jul 24, 2011
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Great tip!
by: Wow

Wow Debbie That is awesome. I am going to try that one myself. Thank you so much for your GREAT tip!

Jan 11, 2013
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Amazing website!
by: Suzette5

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Jan 22, 2013
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Thank You :-)
by: Lorelie

Thank You Suzette for such a wonderful comment :-) I'm glad you are liking the chocolate buttermilk cake. I've been using this recipe for almost 30 years for all kinds of celebrations and in many different ways.
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