How to Use a Silicone Mold for a Cake

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When it comes to baking cakes, the type of bake ware you use can make a difference in how your cake turns out. Silicone molds are an increasingly popular choice for baking because of the non-stick nature of the molds. Because they last very long, you will get many uses out of your silicone cake mold. According to Dow Corning, silicone rubber products are also hypoallergenic, and do not add any odor during the baking process.

Things You'll Need

  • Silicone cake mold
  • Cake batter
  • Oven liner
  • Wash the silicone mold and allow to dry. If you are using the silicone mold for the first time, make sure you wash it thoroughly to get off any residue the mold may have from the manufacturing process.

  • Place an oven liner at the bottom of your oven. Because of the flexibility of silicone molds, your cake batter may spill as you are putting it in the oven. A non-stick oven liner will catch those spills of batter and make cleaning easier. Consider buying reusable oven liners especially if you will be using your silicone mold frequently.

  • Preheat your oven to the required temperature for baking your cake. Prepare your cake batter per the instructions of the recipe you are using.

  • Pour your cake batter carefully into the silicone mold. It may be difficult to pour the batter into the mold because of the flexibility of the silicone. Use one hand to support the mold while you pour in the batter with the other hand, or have somebody hold the silicone mold while you pour in the batter.

  • Transfer the silicone mold with the cake batter to the oven and bake the cake for the required length of time. While the cake will be evenly cooked, it may not brown as well as when using a metal pan. Remove the cake from the oven with oven mitts. Let the cake cool for a few minutes and then gently pull the sides of the silicone mold outward. Turn the silicone mold upside down on a cake platter or stand to get the cake out.

Tips & Warnings

  • Silicone molds are best used for smaller cakes since they do not offer enough weight support for larger cakes.
  • Sharp knives can cut into your silicone mold and damage it. If the cake does not completely loosen from the mold, use the blunt end of a butter knife to get it out.
  • Cakes baked in silicone molds may not not capture all the little shaped details of the mold as well cakes baked in shaped metal pans.

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