Homeade Cake Pan Release

showing homeade pan release on a cake pan


This recipe will change your life.

Okay, maybe it won’t change your life, but it will change your baking.

Before I learned about this recipe, preparing my pans for baking cakes felt like a chore. I was buttering and flouring my pans and then cutting out 8 or 6 inch circles of wax paper to make sure my cakes would slide out easily.

I’m not sure where I originally found this recipe. I’ve seen it on several baking blogs since I began using it, but nevertheless you will want to make this homeade cake pan release (aka GOOP), and keep it on hand if you’re a baker. It is super cheap and super easy to make.


What you will need.


oil flour vegetable oil


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shortening

*You can half this recipe if you don’t bake very often.


Add the flour, oil and shortening into a blender and blend into a smooth paste.

blended ingredients for DIY pan release


Spoon into a storage container or jar.

DIY pan release in a jar


And that’s it! It’s that easy!

Goop can be stored in an airtight container and will last a good while. You can use this for brownies, muffins or anything else your baking up!

I use a paint brush to paint it on the cake pans before pouring in my batter.


cake pan, pan release, paint brush


It works great for bundt cakes too!

bundt cake pan


You’ll have no more cakes stuck in the pan with this simple to make DIY pan release!


Give it a try and let me know how you like it!


A Happy Baker
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