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Homemade Cake Release Recipe

Homemade Cake Release Recipe

How to make homemade cake pan release to help you remove your a perfect cake recipe from the pan every single time. This easy pan grease is a great recipe and a must for any baker that comes together in a couple of minutes.

There’s nothing worse then baking a delicious cake and then in trying to remove the cake from the pan, the entire thing is crumbly or broken. I’ve been baking cakes for a long time and broken cakes just leave you feeling sad and defeated every time. I swear that bundt cake pan gets me everytime! Professional bakers use this miracle pan release everytime they bake and it is my top tip for any baker to use!

The best part about making this homemade cake release is that there no chemical fumes or sticky residue from the cooking spray. This “cake goop” as some call it, is made with simple ingredients that most people have right in their pantry.

homemade cake release

One of the parts I hate about baking is “preparing” your pan, whether it’s with parchment paper, the light dusting of flour, etc. Often times, if you live in a humid area or hot area, you will have the cake stick no matter what you do it seems.

How to Make Homemade Cake Release

Ingredients

  • 7 oz vegetable shortening
  • 7 oz vegetable oil
  • 5 oz all purpose flour

Instructions

Use equal quantities of oil and shortening and mix together. You can mix together by hand in a mixing bowl with a spatula or use your electric mixer, either way it’s a two step process.

Add in the all purpose flour and blend until fully combined.

Store in an airtight container: mason jar, a glass jar or any sealed container.

cake release

How to Use Your Cake Release

Use a silicone pastry brush, use a generous amount of your release to make a thin layer to your cake pans. I like to use silicone because I often find that brush bristles often stick.

You will want to get the sides of the pan, the bottom of the pan, the edges of your pans and all of the crevices of the cake pan.

Then pour your cake batter and bake as instructed.

When you cake is done baking, let it cool for 5-10 minutes on a wire rack or cooling rack, then release your cake as usual.

What kind of pans can I use this recipe on?

Use this on any type of baking pan or when a recipe calls for non-stick cooking spray: bundt pans, loaf pans, etc.

How long does this Cake Release Recipe last?

Your homemade pan release has a shelf life of 3 to 4 months. Store at room temperature.

Gluten-Free Version

For a gluten-free version use Bob’s red Mill one to one ratio baking flour.

Use this simple recipe the next time you make chocolate cake, bundt cakes, cream cheese pound cake, sheet cakes, quick breads or any other baked cake.

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homemade cake release

Homemade Cake Release Recipe

Yield: 1 jar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

How to make homemade cake pan release to help you remove your a perfect cake recipe from the pan every single time. This easy pan grease is a great recipe and a must for any baker that comes together in a couple of minutes.

Ingredients

  • 7 oz vegetable shortening
  • 7 oz vegetable oil
  • 5 oz all purpose flour

Instructions

    Use equal quantities of oil and shortening and mix together.
    Add in the all purpose flour and blend until fully combined.
    Store in an airtight container.
    Use a silicone pastry brush, use a generous amount of your release to make a thin layer to your cake pans.
    Then pour your batter and bake as instructed.

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