Tips For An Easy Bundt Cake Release

Inspired by seeing other’s elegant and simply decorated bundt cakes, I made up my mind that I needed to make a bundt cake for Easter.

Easter Vanilla Cake with chocolate and vanilla buttercream

The weekend before Easter a friend and I tested out making a cake, my main concern was getting the cake out of the pan. Usually, I grease my pans with shortening and slip in a piece of parchment paper on the bottom, but that doesn’t work in a bundt pan, with all it’s design details.

Floral Vanilla Bundt Cake for Easter, read for tips to get a clean cake release out of a bundt pan

From my tests in the last two weekends, here are my tips for getting an easy cake release:

  1. Use melted butter and a pastry brush to coat the interior.
  2. Sifter flour to coat the buttery interior. Make sure to create an even coat over the entire inside.

Important: Don’t pour the butter in the pan first, you might get too much butter and it will pool. Mixed with the flour it will clump and stay with the cake when it comes out! In case that happens, you can remove some of this excess butter and flour with a brush or gently scrape away with an utensil or toothpick.

read for tips to get a clean cake release out of a bundt pan

Flour and butter clumped together in this pan šŸ˜¦

Once your delicious cake has come out the oven use a heatproof plate to flip the mold over so as the cake cools it can release from the pan and gently settle on the plate. Leave the cake for 15-20 minutes. Check that the cake is released by lifting the mold a little to see if the cake is coming out, if not continue to let rest.

Flower details on a vanilla bundt cake. Read the blog for tips to get a clean cake release out of a bundt panDo you know of another method for releasing cake from a bundt pan? Let me know in the comments below, I always loveĀ learning more and growing as a baker.



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  1. Cindy M says:

    Looks gorgeous and delicious!

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