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Can I use a SPRINGFORM pan for CAKE?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Here's my latest quandry:

I have to do a 9inch layer for a wedding cake Saturday. I thought my cake pans were the 9 inch size, but they're the Wilton cheapies, so in fact, the pan bottom is only 8.25 inches. Which means they'll actually bake up to be 8 inches.

Ok. So I have two of the 9 inch springforms, and of course, they're straight-sided.

I'm just wondering: Can I pour regular cake batter into them without leakage? Has anyone here ever used the springforms for regular cakes instead of cheesecakes? detective.gif

They're Wilton's top line non-stick springforms, so they're pretty tight when latched.

Anyone? ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!! icon_smile.gif

Sincerely,
--Knox--
post #2 of 20
I would think that if you put regular batter in a springform pan it would leak out all over the place. When you make a cheesecake, you have a crust in the bottom that usually covers the part where the bottom joins the sides, so it doesn't leak. I personally wouldn't try it.
post #3 of 20
I've used my small heart shaped springforms with no problems . . . . I used the hearts to make a clover on top of a sheet cake. I used the larger 9" springform from Pampered Chef with regular cake batter with no problems as well . . . . you just end up with a diamond patterned cake bottom!
post #4 of 20
I have done it.. had no problem with it.
Make sure your cake batter is the "thick" kind. Some cake batters are
somewhat "runny" like the Hershey's Best chocolate Cake. Also, if your ring aournd the pan is really tight.

You can test it by using water first, see it water leaks out.
Even if a little water comes out, that should be ok.. Water is not cake batter consistency.. icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 20
You could use a piece of parchment slightly larger than the measurement of the bottom of the pan and put that inside before you bake.... also, wrap the base of the pan in foil like you would when baking a cheesebake in a water bath. It might not give you the flattest bottom as a regular pan would but could work in a pinch.... I think icon_cool.gif
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Thanks, Y'all!

I thought I'd prepared better than this! I had bought a set of pans from Ebay. 12, "9" (actually 8.25!), and 6 all two-pan sets, and all ML, except for the "9's," which were the Wiltons. I gave $15 for all of them, which was a SCREAMIN' deal! icon_biggrin.gif

I'm thrilled with the purchase. But after the $$ I've already spent on supplies for this wedding cake, I'm bound and determined that I'm not spending ONE MORE RED CENT!! tapedshut.gif

So that's why I was asking about the springforms! And I know I can always turn to CC for my answers! thumbs_up.gif

--Knox--
post #7 of 20
Springform pans are the only ones you really use in Germany for all kinds of cake. You won't have any problems, I use them all the time with NO PROBLEMS at all.
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post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
Really?

Hmmm...that's interesting to know!

Thanks, Ursula40!

--Knox--
post #9 of 20
i use them all the time, and while we are on the subject. can anyone tell me where i could get large springform...like a 14' and 16'? heeeeeeelpppp!!! thanks icon_lol.gif
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
I have 3 brand new 10 inchers I'd like to rid myself of.

I just saw an 11 incher listed on EBAY.

HTH,
--Knox--
post #11 of 20
I make my double chocolate cake with peanut butter ganache in a 10" spring form pan with absolutely no problems. I also bake large chocolate chip cookies in my springform pans.
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post #12 of 20
I make my double chocolate cake with peanut butter ganache in a 10" spring form pan with absolutely no problems. I also bake large chocolate chip cookies in my springform pans.
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post #13 of 20
i would need the larger sizes, but thank you icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 20
I had baked in springform pans didnt had anyproblem. I put a parchement sheet at the bottom to avoid any damage to the cake. Hope this information helps u. thumbs_up.gif
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everyone! icon_smile.gif

I'll be posting pics of the cake after Saturday! party.gif

--Knox--
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