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A question about a recipe: Chocolate Dump-It Cake

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I have a question about the recipe "Chocolate Dump-It Cake" from amanda. My tube pan has a removable bottom. As the batter is described as "soupy", is this going to leak like crazy? Am I better off with a Bundt pan? (I have bad luck with removing bundt cakes from the pan.) And if it might leak, anyone have any general tips on keeping a tube pan from leaking?

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asked over 3 years ago
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aargersi

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added over 3 years ago

I would go bundt, and I would spray the dickens out of it with bakers spray, becasue that's how I roll. Mine is also non-stick. I take no chances. BUT - if I used the tube pan I would spray the pants off that too, and wrap the outside in foil, and bake it on a cookie sheet. Again - tale no chances

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Amanda Hesser

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added over 3 years ago

I use my tube pan with a removable bottom but it fits snugly -- if yours is warped, then I'd go with the bundt pan.

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Greenstuff

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added over 3 years ago

I put a baking sheet under my tube pan, either immediately under or one shelf down. Or, if I go.with a bunt pan, I very carefully, very very carefully paint the inside with melted butter or oil.

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ChefJune

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added over 3 years ago

I would probably go with the bundt pan and (as I always do with the bundt pan) coat it very carefully with butter, and then dust it with cocoa (for a chocolate cake, always use cocoa). I'm thinking you'll be fine.

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Peter

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added over 3 years ago

All, thanks for the answers. I went with the tube pan. It was brand new and a snug fit. Not a single drop of batter leaked.

Also, this cake? ABSURDLY delicious. Served it at a dinner party Sunday night. Going to make it again on Wednesday to bring to a relative just getting out of the hospital. And then make it again Friday night for a Shabbas dinner. :-)

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Amanda Hesser

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added over 3 years ago

How about a slice for your neighbor? :)

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Peter

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added over 3 years ago

I'd be happy to get a slice to my lovely neighbor Amanda... of course, there's barely any left as the cake is so darned good that it might, just *might* have been eaten by a member (or two) of this household for *ahen* *ahem* breakfast. And then half of the remains went out with the babysitter for Eleanor Brown and her after-school crew. So... maybe leftovers from Friday night's cake? ;-) Maybe Charlie will bring it by Saturday morning?

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luvcookbooks

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added over 3 years ago

I put a cookie sheet underneath the Bundt just in case. I use the sour cream chocolate chip frosting for filling (saw the ? downstream).

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luvcookbooks

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added over 3 years ago

meant tube pan, sorry