These simple and easy tips will keep your cake or sweet bread from sticking to your bundt pan. Every. Single. Time. Be sure to print it off so that next time you make a bundt, you are ready for baking success! Use these tips for easy nonstick baking in other pans too!
There are so many beautiful bundt pans! Their unique and elegant shapes can transform even the simplest recipe into a work of art. For a long time, I was intimidated by using bundts because of the less than great results I got. Usually the cake would be difficult to remove and almost always, a big chunk of it would stick to the pan – ruining the beautiful masterpiece I had worked so hard to create.
Thanks to a tip I read from Edd Kimber (The Boy Who Bakes), I learned about a homemade mixture you can whip up in no time and brush onto your bundt pan! The results are perfect every time!
What is this mystery mixture?…It should have a technical term, but it’s simple and fuss-free, so the name must be too. It’s called Cake Goop. Yes, we are making a “goop”. This concoction is so easy to make and requires three ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry – flour, shortening and oil.
Simply combine equal parts of each and whisk together until smooth. The result will be a white, creamy looking mixture. Brush it onto every nook and cranny of your bundt pan.
After you bake and remove your pan from the oven, allow the cake to cool in the pan for exactly 10 minutes. This gives it just enough time to set, while not letting it sit so long that it sticks to the pan. Turn your pan over and release the cake with ease to continue cooling on a wire rack. It really is that simple!
Cake Goop not only works great for bundt pans, but just about any type of pan you need to grease. You can store the Cake Goop in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several months to use as needed. I love keeping mine in my Weck canning jar that seals tightly.
These few tips have really changed my bundt making game! Give it a try and post your results, tagging me on Instagram! I love to see how you create in the kitchen and share it with others! Now go out there and bake some bundts!
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These simple and easy tips will keep your cake or sweet bread from sticking to your bundt pan. Every. Single. Time. Use these tips for easy nonstick baking in other pans too!
- 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (92g) vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup oil (99g) (vegetable or canola work best)
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Whisk together until smooth.
- Brush into pan, making sure to get every nook and cranny covered. Bake recipe as directed.
- After removing baked item from oven, allow it to cool in the pan for exactly 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Store Cake Goop in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
- Cake Goop is my favorite and most successful way to grease bundt pans with great results. Use it for greasing any pan that needs a nonstick coating.