Can I Use Silicone Molds for Baking?

  • The simple answer to this question is, yes you can use silicone molds for baking.
  • But there is much more to that and we are going to discuss some of it bit further.
  • Will the Cake Stick to the Silicone Mold?

Even though silicone molds are considered non-stick, this isn’t always the case at all. So just to make sure that your cakes will come out perfect every time, always use some cooking spray oil to coat your silicone molds.

Why is My Cake Misshaped?

The problem here is, that silicone molds are flexible. If you’re trying to pick up a silicone cake pan full of cake batter, there is a good chance you will spill it all over the place. Also when placed just in a wire rack in the oven, it doesn’t sit evenly flat and will bend, which is why your cake might come out wonky.

You should place your silicone mold on a baking tray before you pour in the cake batter. This will make it easier to place the pans in the oven and, they will sit flat on the tray and won’t get misshaped as well as it’s easier to take out when your cake is cooked.

Cool Your Cakes After Baking

Same way as you would cool your cakes in a normal cake tin, you need to cool them in a silicone molds as well. It is very important that you won’t try to get the cake out straight away, cause it’ll probably crumble and break.

Peel the Silicone Molds Away From Your Cake

The great thing about silicone molds is that they are flexible and once your cake is cool, you can just flip the silicone mold over and peel it away from your cake. If you’ve done the first step and sprayed your silicone mold with the oil, none of the cake should stick to the mold and should easily flip out.