Have cooked 2 cakes - banana cake and carrot cake. We rubbed a small amount of butter to inside of pan and then dusted with plain flour. Poured cake batter in and then into the preheated oven. Allowed banana cake to rest on bench for 10 minutes then turned it out. I let the carrot cake sit on the bench for 30 minutes ( was busy). Both turned out of pan beautifully and both cakes beautifully cooked and tasted sensational. Best cake pan ever used. Great to know with little care it will be passed on to the next generation.