Silicone is a type of material that is flexible, heat resistant and non-stick. This combination makes it the perfect material for bakeware. One of the best applications of silicone in the kitchen is to make Bundt (also called fluted tube) pans. Bundt is the brand name of the popular cake of the same name baked in a tube pan with fluting on the sides. Silicone prevents the cake from sticking in the pan, and since it is flexible, you will be able to store your pan folded up inside of a kitchen drawer or cabinet. It will return to its proper shape when you pull it out. These are the steps you need to take to make the most of your Silicone Bundt pan.
Preheat the oven to the temperature required in the cake recipe. Silicone is heat resistant up to 500 degrees F. Since this is the highest temperature ovens will reach, you can safely use your silicone Bundt pan into the oven at any temperature. See warning section for applications you cannot use your silicone pan in.
Spray the inside of the silicone Bundt pan with cooking spray.
Place the Bundt pan on top of a baking sheet. This will both prevent the pan from discoloring if your oven is set to a high temperature and give you a stable surface to bake the cake on.
Pour the cake batter into the cake pan, filling no higher than 3/4 of the way full. Use the excess batter in another pan or save it for later use.
Place the cake pan on top of the baking sheet into the oven and bake for the prescribed time.
Check the cake 5 minutes before the lowest time recommended in the recipe by inserting a dried strand of spaghetti into the center. If the spaghetti comes out cleanly, the cake is ready. Cakes baked in silicone Bundt pans might bake faster or slower depending upon how evenly and quickly your oven heats. You might have to add a few minutes.
Use the oven mitts to remove the cake pan on top of the baking sheet from the oven. Leave the cake pan on the baking sheet until the cake has completely cooled.
Turn the silicone Bundt pan upside down over the serving platter and gently move the sides and shake the pan until the cake comes out cleanly on the platter.
Hand wash your silicone Bundt pan in soap and water and let air dry.
You can also use your Silicone Bundt pan as a Jello or ice cream mold.
Silicone pans can be used in the freezer, refrigerator, oven and microwave.