Wax Paper Liner for Cake Pans

READY IN: 3mins
Recipe by gailanng

I've been using this technique for years and it's no-fail. Completely skip the step of greasing and flouring the pans. I've used it for scratch cakes and boxed cake mixes alike. There's no need to grease and there's no carcinogens. The wax does not attached to the cake.

Top Review by Boomette

I had to bake a cake for DH's birthday and it was great. It was easy to remove the wax paper from the cake. I'll do it again for the next cakes I bake. Thanks Gail :) Made for Holiday tag game

Ingredients Nutrition

  • wax paper
  • cake, pans


  1. Tear off a piece of wax paper a couple of inches larger than your cake pan. Put your cake pan on the wax paper and with your scissors or a knife "draw" a line around the base of your cake pan.
  2. Next, cut your wax paper just slightly inside the line just drawn. This will make the wax paper liner slightly smaller than the base of your cake pan.
  3. Place the wax paper in the bottom of your cake pan and pour the batter in as usual. After your cake is done baking cool as directed then slide a knife around the edge of the cake. Then turn it over and the cake will just pop out. Grasp the edge of the wax paper and gently peel it off.

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