This is a simple cake release recipe used instead of the traditional greasing and flouring of cake pans

Cake Release


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


    Combine all ingredients and mix completely. Coat the bottom and sides of the bake pan using a pasty brush.

  1. Coat pan until you do not see any shining metal of the pan showing. After cake has cooled 5 minutes turn over onto a board.
  2. Cake will release completely from the pan.
  3. Can be stored in an air tight container. Does not need to be refrigerated.
  4. Note: do no allow to cool more than 10 minutes before removing from pan (pan release must not be allowed to harden).
  5. Recipe can be adjusted by just using equal amounts of each ingredient.


LadyViola Says... 10 Dec 2010 , 12:03pm

I have been a long time user of Baker's Joy, but this recipe works even better!! Thank you!!!

cakesmart Says... 17 Aug 2011 , 11:20am

Have used this twice now...and no sticking. Thanks for posting.

retaunton Says... 17 Aug 2011 , 12:09pm

How long does this last?

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