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
You can definitely use it as a regular cake pan. I also use mine for things like charlottes or mouse pies or the like.
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 . . . . )
Thank you for answering my question.
That would be a MOUSSE pie, not a mouse pie....serves me right for not drinking enough coffee before typing.
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!
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.
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.
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.