Pan release is a really handy cooking tool to keep in your arsenal of tips and tricks to make baking easier.
I use pan release when cooking most of my cakes to help prevent the cakes from sticking to the tins. It works better than anything else I have ever used, it’s cheap, easy, and fast to make.
100g unsalted butter
100g sunflower oil
110g plain flour
Mix all ingredients together in a stand mixer on high until combined.
Paint an even layer on the inside of cake tins with a pastry brush before filling with batter and cooking. Don’t paint it on too thinly.
Lasts a few weeks in the fridge, bring to room temp to use.
The ratio is basically even parts of solid fat, flour and oil, there is a lot of room for substitution and variation.
I make this on the fly when I start a bake just before mixing my cake batters.