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Can a regular cake such as from a cake mix be baked in a springform pan? If so, will the results be the same as a normal cake pan?

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Absolutely!

"Regular" or springform pans is in my experience partly a cultural difference: In Germany you might have trouble to find a non-springform pan.

As long as the diameter is the same, you can freely substitute one for the other.

There is one exception, though: Most springform pans aren't watertight, so for a cheesecake in a water bath, you should either choose a regular pan (and face the trouble with unmolding) or see here for how to tighten them.

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  • Beeswax can be used to seal a springform – Escoce Dec 31 '15 at 18:21
  • And, it's worth noting that you shouldn't assume the opposite is true... Some cakes benefit greatly from a springform and will not release easily from a standard pan. – Catija Dec 31 '15 at 20:31
  • @Catija which is what I guess to be the reason I have difficulties buying a non-springform pan here ^_^. – Stephie Dec 31 '15 at 20:33

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