If you’ve ever experienced the heartbreak of a cake sticking to its baking pan, chances are you didn’t prepare the pan well enough. For cakes that slide flawlessly out of their pans every time, follow these steps.
If your recipe tells you to line the pan with parchment, be sure it lies flat and fits inside the edges of the pan. Wrinkled parchment can cause problems. In most cases, it’s a good idea to grease the pan before fitting the parchment.