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Ina Garten's Go-To Methods For Preventing Broken Cakes
Known primarily as the host of Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa," Ina Garten has been gracing our television screens for years with a wide array of recipes and kitchen tips to share. If you like to bake cakes, but get nervous about cracking or breaking them, Garten has the perfect solution for removing them from the pan.
In Garten's lemon poppyseed cake video on her YouTube channel, she reveals that she lets her cakes cool for around 10 minutes after they come out of the oven, which allows the cake to separate from the edges of the pan for easier removal. She notes that you should be able to see the cake pulling away from the pan slightly when it's ready.
Once the cake has cooled, Garten suggests placing a cooling rack over the pan and flipping both the rack and pan at the same time so the cake is able to slide out. So long as your cake pan has been properly lined or greased, the cake should slide right out, keeping it perfectly intact with no breaking or sticking.