Betty’s Baking Tip:
Learning how to grease a cake pan is fundamental to getting a bake right, after all, no one wants to be wrestling a cake out of a tin. If you properly grease your cake pan, your lovely bake will not crumble when you attempt to remove it.
How to Grease a Cake Pan?
- Make sure you have a clean and dry cake pan.
- Using clean hands, massage the butter into the pan, being careful to cover the whole inside.
- Dust the interior of the pan with a teaspoon of flour. Or put the full spoonful in and shake and tap the cake tin until you can see a light coat of flour covers the whole inside. To get rid of any extra flour, flip the tin upside down.
That’s all. A perfectly greased and dusted pan, ready for your cake batter.
What is the best thing to use to grease a cake pan?
Vegetable oil or shortening is your best bet at ensuring your baked goods don’t stick to the pan; however, they do little to flavor your recipe. The trick to using butter is to use it sparingly, particularly in conjunction with a nonstick pan.
Is it better to grease a pan with butter or spray?
A crust forms on the bottom of baked items when nonstick cooking spray is used. That’s OK for certain recipes, but soft, pillowy borders make pound cake taste great. For further stick prevention, oil the pan with butter or shortening and cover it with a thin coating of flour.
What are 2 techniques you could use to grease a cake pan?
There are various methods for greasing baking pans:
- With butter/shortening and flour.
- With butter and sugar.
- Using nonstick cooking spray.
- Using foil or parchment.
Is it better to grease a cake pan with butter or shortening?
Vegetable oil and shortening are really preferable alternatives for greasing cookware. They may not impart any extra butter flavor to the “crusts” of your cake, but they are both more effective at preventing cakes from sticking than butter.