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Foolproof method for "unmolding" bundt cake?


SusanGiff
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Bundt cakes have become my favorite cake and I never have a problem getting them out of the pan. Here's what works for me...

I never use a spray coating. They contain lecithin which eventually will build up over time and cause your cakes to stick in the pan. I'll bet that old pan has seen a lot of Pam or similar.

For light cakes, I butter the inside and dust with flour. For chocolate, I use half vegetable shortening and half cocoa and then dust with cocoa. The shortening/butter should be room temp, so it will spread evenly and get into the design.

I grease the inside of the bundt with a pastry brush and make sure all the nooks and cranies are greased. I sift the flour or cocoa into the bundt using a small sifter. Some of my bundts have intricate patterns which get obscured by too much flour/cocoa. I have the worst time with the Bavarian style bundt, ugh! Bang out the excess dry coating onto some parchment or a flexible cutting board to recyle it or just to control the mess.

I wait about 5-10 minutes after removing the bundt from the oven to unmold. The worst issue I've encountered that makes me crazy is overbaking. I don't wait until the tester comes out completely clean to take it out of the oven, by then it is overbaked and likely to be dry.

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However, after passing the night it came to me...don't toss the cake and don't give it to your neighbors who get your disasters (happily too).

You can also make a trifle with the cake disaster. Break it up into chunks, mix with whipped cream/pudding/lemon curd and/or fresh fruit.

Then just say "I meant to do that." :wink:

 

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You can also make a trifle with the cake disaster. Break it up into chunks, mix with whipped cream/pudding/lemon curd and/or fresh fruit.

Then just say "I meant to do that." :wink:

Thank you for that one. What a good idea. And when one is dismayed and unhinged...it seems that all good ideas flee.

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