Baking A Cheesecake Without A Springform Pan

Last Updated on August 28, 2022 by Zara R.

Are you baking a Cheesecake without a Springform Pan?

We all had run out of dessert ideas for not having the equipment needed, especially if we talk about a cheesecake. We may not have a Springform Pan or the availability to go buy one at that moment.

Here we’ve come with a proposal; so you pretty much won’t need any special equipment to bake a perfect-textured cheesecake.

Check this out!

What is a Springform Pan?

A Springform Pan it’s a utensil that makes it easy to bake cakes, cheesecakes, pies, tarts, lasagnas, etc. It’s round and comes in two removable pieces; the base and the ring around the pan that has a spring lock or also known as a clutch.

This type of Pan is in short, recommended for baking any delicate cake so that you can remove it without damaging it. But that doesn’t mean that a cheesecake has to be made in a Springform Pan by default.

That’s right, we all must have one in our kitchens, but if you don’t, or if you are in a hurry and you can’t find your Springform pan… Keep reading!

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Springform Pan Substitutes That You Can Try (When Baking a Cheesecake)

Certainly, no special equipment is needed when baking a perfect cheesecake. A Springform Pan does save you a lot of time and trouble, we can say it’s the most convenient one to bake a cheesecake.

However, when it comes to imagination, we all come out with ideas and substitutes. There’s no need to lose hope! Here are a few springform pan substitutes that you can use for baking your favorite cheesecake recipe:

  • Substitute #1: Disposable Aluminium Foil Pan
  • Substitute #2: Silicon Cake Pan
  • Substitute #3: Deep Dish Pie Plate
  • Substitute #4: Non-Stick Cake Pan
  • Substitute #5: Non-Stick Loaf Pan
  • Substitute #6: Ceramic Loaf Pan

In fact, you can use any type of baking pan, you just have to keep in mind that there are different pan shapes and sizes that are going to affect your baking time, therefore you will need to adjust the recipe (cooking time).

You can buy these at your local baking store, a supermarket, or online. And you won’t believe this but… I’ve seen some at the dollar store!

Substitute #1: Disposable Aluminum Foil Pan

Here comes an awesome fact; you can bake your cheesecake, let it cool in the fridge for about an hour, and then… cut the pan with a knife or scissors! As simple as that.

This is also a great idea for a gift, that way you won’t need to worry about leaving at your friend’s house the very expensive pan you brought from Paris last summer.

In addition, you will find these disposable aluminum foil pans at your local supermarket or at a dollar store, they’re very cheap!

Substitute #2: Silicon Cake Pan

Silicon cake pans are not the best option for baking a cheesecake. On the other hand, this type of pan fits perfectly for non-baked cheesecakes or frozen ones. But if you don’t have another option, and you want to bake that tasty grandma cheesecake recipe, then this could work well for you.

You will just need to put some greased parchment paper or aluminum foil on the bottom, that way you can lift it out gently, holding the edges of the paper once cooked and cooled. You may need to ask for help with this one… you must try to keep it intact!

Substitute #3: Deep Dish Pie Plate

A deep-dish pie plate -also known as Pie Tin- is a variety of pie plates that is 2 and 2 1/2 inches deep. This pan is special for tarts, deep-dish pizza, quiches, and cheesecakes. You can choose between a square or round shape plate.

For this one, you can also put some greased parchment paper on the bottom, lift gently and serve.

Substitute #4: Non-Stick Cake Pan

A non-stick cake pan, yes, we all have one of these in our kitchen storage, so there are no excuses. I tried it and let me tell you… you won’t regret it!

You will need to cut 2 separate pieces of parchment paper; a circle and a strip a little wider than the cake pan. Secondly, you will bake your cheesecake, once is cooked you would let it cool inside the fridge.

Remove the cheesecake! How To Remove Cheesecake From Regular Pan. You will put the parchment paper on top, flip it upside down onto a board or plate, lift gently and release your cheesecake. Now you´ll want to flip it onto the serving dish.

This is my favorite alternative option you got to try!

Substitute #5 and #6: Non-Stick & Ceramic Loaf Pan

We’ll put these 2 together since there’s really not much of a difference when baking a dish. Although, the ceramic pan can take higher heat than a traditional non-stick. Besides that, you can use them exactly the same.

First, you will use your parchment paper covering all the inside walls and base of the pan, leave enough over the sides to easily lift your cheesecake out when cooked. You can use a coconut crust or graham cracker crust on the bottom and bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly golden.

No parchment paper? This alternative can come in handy!

Guess what’s the perfect replacement for parchment paper… no idea? 5 Best Aluminum Foil! You can use aluminum foil the same way. In addition, you would be able to release your cheesecake with minimal effort and mess.

All you’ll have to do is coat the surface with a little bit of coconut oil, or the oil of your choice. Here you will find the Take a look at it!

Final Words

There isn’t a perfect Springform pan substitute, but some of these options would definitely help you in a kitchen emergency.  We hope this article helps you bake a delicious and perfect-textured cheesecake.

Let’s bring out our inner Pastry Chef! There’re so many cheesecake recipes we can create and re-create. And please, if you find another Springform pan substitute, let us know in the comments section below.

Let your imagination run, serve and enjoy!

Learn more about How To Keep Your Cheesecake From Cracking

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