Getting cheesecake out of a springform pan - 3 easy ways (2023)

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How to Use a Springform Cheesecake Pan – 3 Easy Parts

Do you know how to get a cheesecake out of a springform pan? Today we are going to explore 3 fantastic and foolproof techniques that you can use!

What is a springform cake pan?

If you're as obsessed with cheesecakes as we are, chances are you already have a springform cake pan. And, even if you're relatively new to the baking scene, just about everyone knows what this pan looks like.

Aspring baking panIt is a special frying pan that has been designed so that the sides can be completely removed. This allows you to get the cake out of the pan much easier without having to turn everything over.

Regardless of the brand, material, or size of these pans, they are all designed the exact same way. These pans consist of two parts: a base plate and an adjustable side ring.

When tightening the side, it aligns perfectly with the grooves in the base to create a tight seal. This ensures that the cake batter stays inside the pan.

Benefits of using a springform cake pan?

These pans have many benefits, especially when it comes to certain sweet treats like cheesecake.

For cakes that can't be turned, these are great! You can remove the cake itself, keeping it completely upright. Once the sides are removed, you can simply slide the cake off the base and continue decorating and serving.

Another benefit of these pans that many people don't realize is that they are extremely easy to clean. Specifically in the corners of the pan. There's nothing worse than having to pick up chopsticks to remove burnt cake from the corners of your pan.

But by separating the two pieces (the base and the side) you can simply wash each element separately.

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How to use a detachable cake pan?

Using these special pans is not that difficult. Or honestly, this is very different from using regular cake pans.

Before adding the pie crust, you will still need to line the entire pie pan. And now it's even more important to align the sides correctly! If the baked cake sticks to the sides and you remove the insert, the cake will break.

Therefore, you can line the bottom of the mold with non-stick baking paper. You can also coat the entire pan with nonstick or cooking spray.

Sometimes we prefer to use unsalted butter. This will also prevent the cake from sticking to the pan. But it also helps give the cake a little more flavor and a nice golden color.

How to get cheesecake out of a springform pan?

So when people think ofhow to get cheesecake out of a removable mould,they always immediately loosen the sides. But this hasty decision can have harmful effects!

Before depressurizing, you must wait for the cheesecake to cool down and place it in the refrigerator. You can check out our tips and tricks section for the best technique we like to use.

When the cheesecake is done, you want to get a sharp knife with a very fine blade. Fillet knives or fish knives work great because their blades are flexible. This makes it easier to get around the sides.

Then cut along the inside of the pan to loosen the cheesecake from the edges. This step is much easier if you properly oil the sides.

As soon as the cheesecake separates from the sides, you can release the clip. Let the side expand carefully. Keep checking that the cake isn't still stuck somewhere. Then, when it's fully open, you can remove the entire ring.

How to get cheesecake out of a springform pan? – Dropping the Base

Once the side of the cake pan is removed, you can proceed to the next step, which is removing the cheesecake from the base plate.

Now again, this part is extremely difficult because you can't really flip the cake. Then, using our clever hacks, you'll be able to remove the entire cheesecake while remaining intact.

1. Lift with a spatula: How do you get cheesecake out of a springform pan?

This technique requires two sets of steady hands and three large spatulas. Slide thin spatulas under sides of cheesecake. Then, in unison, carefully lift the cheesecake and transfer it to a stand or nearby container.

2. Slide: How do you get cheesecake out of a springform pan?

This method can work very well or end in disaster if you're not careful. It works especially well if you line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Carefully lift one side of the cheesecake over the edge of theplato base. Then carefully slide the cheesecake directly onto the serving plate or rack.

Don't drop the cake on it. Keep the base and support level so the cheesecake doesn't break in two.

3. Cover with parchment paper: How do you get cheesecake out of a springform pan?

As we've mentioned several times, covering your foundation withnon-stick baking paperthis helps a lot! Just make sure the paper is slightly larger than the base so you can grip it after removing the sides.

Then just slide it right onto your cake stand or serving plate.

Tips and tricks: how to get the cheesecake out of the spring form?

  • You absolutely have to wait for the entire cheesecake to cool and harden before attempting to remove it from the pan. The pan is what helps hold it together while the structure adjusts.
  • To properly cool a cheesecake, first let it cool in a turned-off oven with the door slightly open. Then remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool at room temperature for another hour. Finally, wrap the cheesecake and let it rest in the fridge overnight.
  • You can heat your sharp knife in some warm water. This will basically help melt the cheesecake and make it easier to remove the sides. Just dry the blade before you start cutting the edges.
  • Sometimes it helps to heat the bottom of the baseplate to help loosen the cheesecake.

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Wrapping things up: how do you get cheesecake out of a springform pan?

Our detailed tutorial on how to get cheesecake out of a springform pan is easy to follow and apply! You don't need any special equipment or skills. If you found it helpful, let us know in the comments below!

common questions

How do you remove a cheesecake from a springform pan?

You must first remove the spring loaded side of the tray and then lift it off the base. To remove the sides, simply heat a thin, sharp knife and slide it between the cheesecake and the tin. Then unhook the sides and remove it completely. Finally, you can use any of our techniques to detach the cheesecake from the base.

How do you transfer the cheesecake from the springform pan to the cake board?

First you need to loosen the sides with a sharp thin knife. So, you can use 3 techniques. The first is to use 3 spatulas and (with a friend) lift the cake off the base and onto the plate. The second is to simply slide the cake off the base. And the third is to line the base with parchment paper to help slide it from the base to the plate or cake stand.

How long should a cheesecake cool in a springform pan?

We prefer to let our cheesecakes cool completely and set before removing them from the springform pan. First, cool the cheesecake in a cooling oven for 1 hour. Then let it cool for another hour at room temperature. And finally, wrap the entire form in cling film and let the cheesecake rest in the refrigerator overnight.

Do you butter a cheesecake pan?

You can use butter to prevent the cheesecake from sticking to the pan. But you can also use non-stick or cooking spray. And, to make it easier to detach the cake from the base, line the bottom with non-stick baking paper.

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