—Edith Holmstrom, Madison, WisconsinGet RecipeTaste of HomePink Lemonade Stand CakeIf you love a moist and creamy cake, this is it. —Carol Witczak, Tinley Park, IllinoisGet RecipeTaste of HomeMarvelous Marble CakePound cake and chocolate make the best marble cake. After you bake, gently turn the pan over to release the cake. Cream cheese is a good substitute if you don't have mascarpone cheese handy. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, IndianaGet RecipeTaste of HomeStrawberry Mascarpone CakeDon't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. —Kathryn H. Davison, Charlotte, North CarolinaGet RecipeTaste of HomeChocolate Spice Cake with Caramel IcingI found this recipe back in the late '80s and knew it was a special cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so delicious that you'd never guess it starts with a convenient cake mix. Be generous! That's enough for two…with just the right amount of leftovers! —Mabel Parvi, Ridgefield, WashingtonGet RecipeTaste of HomeBlue Ribbon Red Velvet CakeThis two-layer beauty features a striking red interior. This recipe is a keeper! Be careful not to over-grease the pan as doing so may leave a sticky residue that won't come off when it's washed. It's a year-round favorite. A great-grandma, I've spent over 85 years on the farm.Get RecipeMaple Walnut CakeThis maple-flavored cake with candied walnuts honors my grandpa, who used to make maple syrup. Pull off the parchment circle smoothly. —Mariann James, Ferguson, MissouriGet RecipeChocolate Hazelnut TorteMost cake recipes feed a crowd. Follow steps one and two. Chocolate sandwich cookies are mixed into the batter and pressed into the sweet and creamy frosting for a fun look. —Nancy Duty, Jacksonville, FloridaGet RecipeCome-Home-to-Mama Chocolate CakeYou'll spend less than a half hour whipping up this cure-all cake that starts with a mix. When your "chocolate sweet tooth" acts up, this really hits the spot! Apply a coat of butter to the interior surface of the pan, paying extra attention to the corners, where aluminum pans tend to have the most creases and folds. In short, whether or not you have to grease (or grease and flour) your cake pan really depends on the recipe you are making. —Adrian Badon, Denham Springs, LouisianaGet RecipeTaste of HomeChocolate Cake with Chocolate FrostingI once sent this rich chocolate cake to my kids' teachers, and it vanished, so I had to make another one. Shake your wrist to send the flour showering down into the pan. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact, they're easier to work with when frozen. —Beth Bristow West Plains, MissouriGet RecipePineapple Carrot CakeThis moist cake with cream cheese frosting is the best I've ever eaten. Not sure what kind of cake to make? So cookies are less likely to stick than cakes and muffins. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania Get RecipeTaste of HomeMajestic Pecan CakeThis recipe truly lives up to its name. Yep, you’ll want to grease the lining. These options work better than butter because it's difficult to roll on to a silicone pan evenly. I think this award winning red velvet cake recipe will be a winner in your house, too! Sour cream and chocolate pudding make it rich and moist, and chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate make it decadent comfort food at its finest. Christine loves to read, curate, sample and develop new recipes as a book editor at Taste of Home. When using disposable aluminum pans do you have to adjust time or temperature for cakes Asked on 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM by Sunnyspirit That is a great question. With pecans, cherries and raisins in the filling and topping, this version reminds me of a fruitcake—only so much better! Fold into a triangle (it won’t be perfect), keeping the folded sides together. Put a generous dollop of grease on one side and get a grip on the opposite side, keeping your hand clean. One of the simplest steps is also the most important: properly preparing your cake pan. If you’ve got a spray with flour in it, you can skip ahead to No. Check out our favorite cake recipes, here, Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Frosting, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, Cake pan (check your recipe for the proper size and type), Butter, shortening, cooking spray, or a cooking spray with flour in it, such as Baker’s Joy. 1 0. I found this recipe when looking for a special cake to make my chocolate-loving daughter-in-law's birthday. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania. Nonstick is actually a misnomer for silicone pans. Flouring is satisfying but it can get messy; we suggest wearing an apron and working over the sink. The pour on your batter. Don’t you mean WHY? Feel free to change the color of the food coloring to suit the occasion. Sprinkle 2 or 3 tablespoons flour into the pan. For extra insurance against sticking, grease the sides of the pan and use a piece of parchment on the bottom. Now I bake for people in the area, and this beauty is one of my most requested treats. My guests are glad I do! Granny always used cream from the dairy farm near her home, but the half-and half works well and is easier to find. Previous positions include pastry chef at a AAA Five Diamond property. Ask Question + 100. Follow steps one and two. How to Grease. Mom would say a fancy name would not make it taste better. ... yes you do need to grease that kind of pan-if you don't have non-stick spray then I would use vegetable oil. It’s different than other Red Velvet Cakes I’ve tasted over the years, since this one tastes only mildly chocolate and the icing is as light as snow. The flavor, a duet of sweet and tangy notes, really sings. —Jennifer Wayland, Morris Plains, New JerseyGet RecipeTaste of HomeGrandma's Red Velvet CakeIn our family no one thinks it’s Christmas without this Red Velvet Cake recipe. When you unfold the paper, you’ll have a circle the size of your pan. You can easily convert it into a great carrot cake recipe: just use grated carrots in place of pumpkin and add raisins. The pecan-dotted cake is stacked in three layers, and made-from-scratch frosting is the crowning touch.—Karen R. Jones, Claypool, IndianaGet RecipeTaste of HomeMalted Chocolate & Stout Layer CakeIf you want a St. Patrick's Day dessert that will take the cake, look no further! once you bypass to do away with the cake from the pan the paper will stay on the backside of the cake and you in simple terms could actual peal it off. Obviously you can't use parchment on molded pans like Bundt pans. Ridges in silicone bakeware, like those found in a bundt cake pan, also increase the chances of sticking, as bits and pieces get stuck in the grooves. Or try this nifty magic trick. It makes a memorable dessert for any celebration and is lovely with a summer meal. —Linda Yeamans, Ashland, OregonGet RecipeTaste of HomePumpkin Pie CakeNo one will guess this showstopper dessert with luscious cinnamon frosting starts with a mix! Great cooks in my family have been baking it for generations, and their families have been enjoying the wonderful spice flavor and rich frosting. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, GeorgiaGet RecipeButterscotch CakeI get lots of compliments and recipe requests whenever I make this eye-catching cake. —Sandy Burkett, Galena, OhioGet RecipeTaste of HomeMama's Spice CakeWhenever I get a craving for a tasty old-fashioned treat, I make this cake. The best way to grease a silicone pan is to rub the interior lightly with vegetable oil or spray with a nonstick cooking spray. Apply extra butter to the corners so that the cake can be removed easily.