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Can I put parchment paper on the bottom of a springform pan when baking a cheesecake?

Dee - from San Diego, CA

Yes, you can line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, but you haven’t told me why you want to do this. Are you planning on gifting the cheesecake, and don’t want to give away the pan bottom? Will you be presenting the cake to guests on a decorative plate, and the pan bottom detracts from the look? Is your cheesecake sticking to the bottom when you are serving?

Sarah Phillips at Baking911.com indicates that you can cut pieces of parchment paper two inches larger than your pan bottom. Grease the bottom of the pan, place the parchment on the base then grease the top of the paper. Close the springform pan’s band around the base making sure parchment is hanging out the sides. To remove the cheese cake from the base and paper, it needs to be chilled well, about 24 hours. Then slowly warm the bottom with lukewarm water or over a low stove and the grease on the paper will release the cake.

In our test kitchen, we prefer to wrap a same-sized cake board with Fanci-Foil, place it into the pan and follow recipe instructions. Once the cheesecake is ready to serve, loosen the clamp and sides of the pan, and the cheesecake will sit on the wrapped cake circle, ready to display or to give away!


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