SILVENA ROWE’S Q&A
Your culinary dilemmas solved.
Q I tried my hand at baking a cake for the first time and did not grease the cake tin properly, because of which my cake got stuck to the tin and I had to scoop it out in pieces, instead of as a whole. Is there a way to salvage the cake if this happens again?
A At least you will not repeat this mistake again. But yes, you can save the cake. Here’s what you should do. Let the cake cool down to room temperature, about an hour, then place it in the freezer for about 6 hours. Once the cake is frozen, run a butter knife around the rim. Now turn the tin over and hold it at an angle. Tap at the side and the cake should fall out. If it still doesn’t then insert a fork from the side going underneath to loosen the bottom.
Continue to do this until the cake dislodges. Cover the cake with cling film and leave it at room temperature to thaw. That should take about 2 hours.