In the Kitchen

I finally got around to making DIL's Gorgeous Mud Cake today. A little while ago I picked up a nifty trick to use when making cakes to prevent half the cake sticking to the pan. Using a springform pan (the ones where the base can be removed) lay a sheet of baking paper over the base before adding the side.

When the side is snapped closed, the paper will be drum-tight. I grease the sides of the pan before placing over the paper but it doesn't really matter when you do this step.

Add the batter (DIL's Gorgeous Mud Cake is a really runny mix) and carefully place into the oven.

When the tin is removed, cool for the specified amount of time, then gently run a knife around the inside of the tin, release the side and remove. Slide the base out from under the paper and there you have it: one cake perfectly whole.

Oh and by-the-way, the cakes were delicious!


SchnauzerMom said…
Great idea. I don't have a pan like that but have considered getting one.
Jules said…
I got DH to buy me 2 for Christmas last year because this is really a neat trick for getting cakes out of pans easily.