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How can I get my cheesecake off the bottom of the springform pan?

Asked by SuperMouse (30772points) December 24th, 2012

I baked a cheesecake to bring to a holiday dinner tomorrow. I have a holiday themed cake plate I want to put it on and have that double as a hostess gift, that way I have brought a gift and I don’t have to worry about getting my pan back. So what is the best way to get the cheesecake off the bottom of the pan without ruining the crust? I’m not thinking it would be a great idea to turn the pan upside down and pound it like I do with layer cakes. FYI, I did grease the pan before I baked the cheesecake.

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glacial's avatar

I usually run a thin metal spatula under the crust. If it’s really stuck on there, then I go around the edges first. Often I have some sort of glaze around the cake (sour cream based, or chocolate, depending on the flavour), but even without that, few will notice if the crust is not perfectly intact.

augustlan's avatar

Unflavored dental floss. Just slide it under the crust to loosen, then pick up and transfer the cake with multiple spatulas (have your oldest son assist).

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La_chica_gomela's avatar

I usually use a butter knife or spatula, but I’m going to remember the dental floss, trick @augustlan! That’s genius!

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