springform pans


Just bought a springform pan for the first time. Does it have any uses other than cheesecake and tortes? Can it be used instead of a jelly roll pan or a regular cake pan?

Thanks. T. I. in Seattle

badge posted by: procrastinatingcynic on April 01, 2012 at 9:14 pm in Q & A
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reply by: HerBoudoir on April 02, 2012 at 2:09 am

You can definitely use it as a regular cake pan. I also use mine for things like charlottes or mouse pies or the like.

reply by: cwcdesign on April 02, 2012 at 4:00 am

Just be sure the batter you put in it isn't too thin. I've had one recipe leak right through (might also have been the particular pan, but . . . . )

reply by: procrastinatingcynic on April 02, 2012 at 11:50 am

Thank you for answering my question.

Happy Baking!

reply by: HerBoudoir on April 02, 2012 at 12:12 pm

That would be a MOUSSE pie, not a mouse pie....serves me right for not drinking enough coffee before typing.

reply by: GinaG on April 02, 2012 at 12:53 pm

You can do a ton of things with a spring-form pan and not all of them are baking!

You can make a gorgeous frozen dessert with layers of cake, cream and ice-cream; freeze different colored layers of sorbet or ice-cream with a cookie bottom crust or bake a vegetable torta.

You can also use it as a mold for making a gigantic muffaletta sandwich with multiple layers or if you're making a crepe cake, you can use the spring-form pan to form it and keep it from drying out before serving.

Enjoy your new multi-tasker!

reply by: frick on April 02, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Look at the Roasted Vegetable Torte under my recipes. It is from the Barefoot Contessa and is simply spectacular. Great for parties or entertaining, or for a special holiday in which you can make the main vegetable dish a day ahead.

reply by: elsa on April 02, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I have a glass-bottom springform pan with a silicone rim; great for a lot of things - cornbread, brownies and I have a great baked spaghetti casserole. With a double rim around the bottom, it very rarely leaks and the rim comes right off.

reply by: lennycubfan on April 03, 2012 at 12:52 am

You will come across an occasional recipe that's not cheesecake that calls for a springform pan. It's a good thing to have on hand.