How to prevent bundt cakes from sticking to the pan
There are few kitchen disasters as frustrating as a bundt cake that sticks to the pan. Take these steps and you won’t have that problem again!
- Start with a pan you trust. If you’re extra nervous, you can even use a non-stick bundt pan.
- Generously grease the pan with a baking spray made with flour. “Baker’s Joy” and “PAM Baking” are both good options. Make sure you grease every bit of the pan. (You can also use butter/shortening + flour.)
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. (Do not let the cake cool completely in the pan.)
- Gently “bounce” the pan up and down to loosen the cake while it’s still warm. If all edges of the cake bounce out of the pan slightly, I know I don’t have any sticking parts.
- Place a cooling rack on top of the bundt pan, then turn it all upside down.
- Remove the pan. If the cake seems to be sticking, give it a few side-to-side wiggles.