Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Zara R.
One of the most popular sizes of pans to use while baking is a 10-inch springform pan. It is great for making cakes, cheesecakes, and even cookie cakes. Before you get baking, you will want to know how to properly use a springform pan.
Springform pans are a great pan to have on hand if you enjoy baking. They are versatile and when used right, can make baking easier. Many home and professional bakers use springform pans for baking different recipes.
What Is A Springform Pan?
A springform pan is a type of round baking pan that has a spring lock latch on the side to separate the sides of the pan from the bottom. By allowing the side to separate from the bottom of the pan, you can easily remove the baked good from the pan.
Springform pans come in different sizes, with the most common sizes being eight, nine, and ten-inch. The sides of the pan are usually two to three inches tall. Once the baked good is baked and cooled, the springform lock is opened and the sides are removed to reveal the final product.
What Can You Bake With A Springform Pan?
Springform pans are traditionally used to bake cheesecakes, however, you can also use them to bake other things as well. They are also great for baking tarts, pot pies, cake, ice cream cake, cookie cakes, and more.
Some people don’t like to use springform pans for cakes as there is a chance batter can leak out. However, with a good quality springform pan, that shouldn’t be a problem.
A 10-inch springform pan is great for making cheesecakes, cakes, pot pies, cookie cakes, and tarts. You can even use a 10-inch springform pan to make deep-dish pizza as well.
Springform pans are the ideal choice to use for cheesecakes as you can easily remove the cheesecake from the pan without messing it up. By removing the sides, you can keep the crust and cheesecake in place without messing it up. With a regular cake pan, you would have to turn it upside down to remove it, which would mess up the structure of the cheesecake.
When making a cheesecake, it is often a good idea to line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper or grease it with butter or cooking spray. However, oftentimes the butter from the crust is enough to prevent it from sticking on its own.
When baking a cheesecake with a springform pan, you will want to bake the crust first before adding the cheesecake. Make the crust in the springform pan, whether that is a graham cracker or Oreo cookie, and bake for a few minutes first before adding in your cheesecake.
How to cover a springform pan for a water bath
Most cheesecake recipes will call for a water bath when baking your cheesecake. A water bath prevents cheesecakes from cracking on the top and helps ensure the cheesecake will be smooth and creamy.
When using a water bath, you add a large pan to your oven and fill it partially up with boiling water. Then, you add your cheesecake to the pan with the water and bake it according to the recipe. You can also add the cheesecake to the pan first and then fill the pan with boiling water.
Since most springform pans aren’t completely waterproof, water can leak in from the water bath if you don’t wrap it first. To prepare your cheesecake for a water bath, wrap your springform pan with two to three layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Use large sheets of aluminum foil and fold it so it goes slightly over the top of the pan to ensure water can’t get in.
Instead of using aluminum foil, you can use an oven bag. Place your pan in the oven bag so it covers just past the top of the sides and ties off the excess of the bag using the oven-safe twist tie that came with the bag.
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How To Wash A Springform Pan
To wash your springform pan, you will want to unsnap the latch to separate the side from the bottom of the pan. For best results, hand wash the pieces separately and then let them fully dry before putting the pan back together. Some springform pans are dishwasher safe, just be sure to check before putting it in the dishwasher.
Baking With A 10-Inch Springform Pan
If you enjoy baking cheesecakes, having a springform pan is a must. You can also use them to bake cookie cakes, cakes, tarts, pies, and deep-dish pizza. They are easy to disassemble and won’t mess up the structure of your baked good when removed.
Do you have any questions regarding how to use a 10-inch springform pan? If so, please ask any questions regarding springform pans and baking with them in the comment section below.
How Long to Bake a Cake in 10-Inch Springform Pan?
If you are baking a cake in a 10-inch springform pan, it will take about 28-30 minutes to bake at 350 degrees Farenheit. However, the time will vary depending on the recipe you are making.
How to Measure a 10-Inch Springform Pan?
To measure to find out the springform pan, measure the across the middle of the pan from one inside edge to the other. Do not measure from the outside edges, as this won't be as accurate.
What Size Pan Can Substitute For a 10-Inch Springform?
If you don't have a 10-inch springform pan, you can use a nine-inch round pan. You may need to bake your dessert for a few minutes longer. Depending on what you are baking, you can also use a traditional 10-inch round cake pan, though this won't work for cheesecakes.
How to Assemble a 10-inch Springform Pan?
To assemble a springform, place the sides above the bottom of the pan with the latch open. Then, close the latch and the two pieces will attach to each other and it will be ready to use.