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What's the point of cooling a cake before unmolding it?

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If you want your cake to unmold in one piece, leave it alone for a little while after taking it out of the oven.

No matter what kind of pan or preparation you use -- be it silicone, butter, flour, non-stick spray or what have you -- a good deal of your cake will cling to the pan if you try to kick it out onto a wire rack before it's had a chance to chill a bit. A cool cake retracts from the sides of the pan, making the removal easier, and stays in one piece so it will look pretty before you devour it.

Average lightweight cake recipes can usually be cooled from 10 to 30 minutes before unmolding; heavy cakes such as cheesecake or flourless chocolate cakes should be cooled completely in the pan, and often refrigerated, before unmolding.

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