Made a delicious cake but it stuck to the bottom of the pan and couldn’t be removed in one piece? Has happened to me too! If you love occasional baking and have a sweet tooth then invest in a good springform pan.
A springform pan is a type of cake pan that has removable sides. The strip of metal that makes up the sides of the pan is shaped into a ring and is held together with an adjustable latch or buckle. It can be tightened by snapping the latch into place, tightening the ring and creating a tight seal with the pan’s base. When unlatched, the ring expands and can easily be removed from the cake and/or the cake base. springform pan review
A springform pan can be used in place or a regular cake pan in any recipe. When the ring is closed, they bake cakes (or other baked goods) in exactly the same way as a standard one-piece pan. The difference comes when you want to remove the cake that is inside the pan. With most pans, the cake must be inverted to remove it from the pan. This isn’t a good idea with all cakes, like delicate cheesecakes or cakes with toppings on them, such as streusel-heavy coffee cakes, because the cakes would never survive being flipped upside down out of a regular pan in one piece! With a springform, you can essentially remove the pan from the cake with great ease. Typically, cakes baked in springform pans are cooled right in the pan and the ring is removed before serving. The cake can be served directly on the pan’s base or carefully slid off onto a cake plate or othe serving platter. springform pan review
I have been using this pan for some months now and it’s been great thus far. The texture on the bottom seems to be really helpful for release from the pan. The clip fits perfectly and I have tried a variety of cake recipes with it and all have turned out beautifully. The bottom fits tightly and did not leak. My recipe said to line the pan with parchment paper (which I forgot to do) and the cheesecake slipped right out anyway. It’s a great value for price!
The size is also perfect, adequate for two people. Ideal for baking a layered cake too, the layers slide off unbroken and without any hassle. Highly recommended if you love baking!
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.
In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving. springform pan review