Monday, May 28, 2007

Where I Try to Get a Bundt Cake Out of a Silicon Bundt Pan.

Well, the first time I did it years ago it did not work. I hadn’t used the pan since then. Today, however, I decided to bake a cake and it occurred to me to try using that pan again. Once before I heave it out. Just to see if maybe this time it would work.

See, I’ve always admired bundt cakes and I never had a bundt pan. Space was a real consideration and that was why I decided to purchase a silicon one. You can wad them up and shove them into a drawer and they are fine with that.

So, the cake is in the oven. I did set it on a baking pan because I remember dimly from my only other experience with this pan that it wobbled getting it out of the oven and that did absolutely nothing for the quality of the cake. Even though I saw somewhere on the internet that you’re not supposed to put them on a cookie sheet I did that anyway. The pan is supposedly safe up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit, so whatever heat is built up under the baking pan would be minimal. I hope.

I also saw on the internet that you’re not supposed to grease or flour the pan. So, I washed it, dried it off as good as I could and poured in the batter.

We’ll see. It’s got 10 minutes left to go. The next little interesting thing will be how and when to get the cake out. Do I let it cook completely? With regular pans you’re supposed to cool the cake 15 minutes or so and then tip it out onto cake racks to finish cooling. You’re also supposed to tippy toe around the kitchen while the baking is going on and afterward, while the cake is cooling so you don’t cause the cake to fall. Also, no sudden drafts. Maybe I’ll close the front door.

Ah, well, I guess that answers that. Same results as the first time I used this pan years ago. Total flop. The cake baked nicely and looked great right out of the oven. I let it cool on a rack for 15 minutes and then turned it upside down onto a plate. That’s when half of it came out. Ugly. The cake tastes wonderful, but it sure looks like a sorry mess. So, we’ll have chucks of cake with icing drizzled over tonight. And, I’ll really toss that pan tomorrow.


marina said...

Good luck in your next try :)

Garden Gnome said...

Let the bundt cake cool completely before trying to remove from the silicone pan. That is one downside to silicone bakeware like cake pans or muffin cups. The baked goods will not come out clean if they are hot or warm. HTH