Cake pans can affect texture, color, and whether your layers come out beautifully intact-or broken. From uncoated to nonstick, check out our top picks for pans that perform.
Best for sheet cakes, brownies, and bars, this pan features an embossed grid pattern throughout, increasing its strength, scratch-resistance, airflow, and release. That means each treat emerges with a crisp crust, moist interior, and evenly baked.
A super smooth, gold-hued ceramic coating gives this pan the Midas touch with cakes. In addition to being nonstick and (literally) as strong as steel, this pan resists rust, corrosion, and abrasion that can soil other nonstick surfaces—it’s even dishwasher safe.
An uncoated aluminized steel construction makes this commercial-grade cake pan an all-star at conducting heat. Nixing the nonstick coating also allows the metal to tolerate a higher oven temperature and makes it dishwasher safe. Just remember to use baking spray with flour to prevent sticking.
The construction of this removable-base pan means no awkward lines and no leaking batter. Its straight, even walls distribute heat flawlessly and make your cakes look professional. Plus, it’s also perfect for streusel-topped delights and any other baked goods with toppings that need to be handled with care. Available in 2-inch and 3-inch depths.
The fluted design that lines the bottom of this pan facilitates increased air circulation, helps prevent warping, and allows cake layers to release easier. Paired with USA Pan’s sturdy nonstick silicone coating, you’re guaranteed the perfect cake every time.
Made of folded aluminized steel, this graduated nonstick set is ideal for any baker who loves to entertain. Wire-reinforced rims give a stronger grip and enhanced durability, while the quilted base releases cakes with ease. Set of three includes 6-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch pans; also available in round.
Covered in a ceramic nonstick coating that is free of toxic chemicals, this new addition to GreenPan’s bakeware line is made for the eco-friendly baker. It boasts reinforced square-rolled rims for extra strength and a wide grip surface, plus a heavy gauge steel construction for quick and efficient heat conduction.