How to prevent bundt cakes from sticking to the pan

Caramel Bundt Cake fresh from the oven

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!

  1. Use a non-stick bundt pan! This is best way to prevent sticking.
  2. 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.
  3. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  4. Gently “bounce” the pan up and down to loosen the cake. If all edges of the cake bounce out of the pan slightly, I know I don’t have any sticking parts.
  5. Place a cooling rack on top of the bundt pan, then turn it all upside down.
  6. Remove the pan. If the cake seems to be sticking, give it a few side-to-side wiggles.