how to remove cakes from pan

Cake Release Recipe

If you bake a lot of cakes, keep this cake release recipe on hand to make sure your cakes come out of the pans easily. Easy pan release is only 3 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to whip up!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, cake, flour, shortening
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 86kcal



  • In a small bowl, beat together the flour, shortening and oil with a hand mixer. The mixture will be thick.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months.



*We let our cakes cool in the pan only 10 minutes (unless the recipe otherwise states something else) and then turn them onto a wire rack to cool completely. Sometimes if you leave a cake in the pan too long after baking, it can stick.
**The calories shown are based on the 1 tablespoon of pan grease. (You're not actually eating the pan grease, but it will get in your cake. :) ) Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Potassium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg