If you’re an avid baker, you may have already used this technique with cheesecake or crème brûlée. And, another pro tip: you can also use a water bath to make sure your pumpkin pie has the right texture for its creamy filling as this method ensures heat is evenly distributed.
Epicurious shows how easy making a water bath can be. All you need to do is take your smaller pan with the pre-baked flourless cake, place it in a larger pan, and fill the larger pan with boiling water until the water reaches the halfway mark of the cake pan. Then bake all pieces together. The method is straightforward, but there’s a few more tips you should know to make everything run smoothly.
Food 52 recommends boiling your water in a kettle to make pouring easier with no splashes or any possible diluting of the batter. According to Food 52, keep an eye on the cake as it bakes and if too much water evaporates, you can also refill the water bath midway through the baking process. Their final recommendation is to lift the cake pan out of the oven first and wait for the pan full of water to cool before removing it.
Ready to give this method a try? This decadent flourless chocolate cake is a great way to perfect your water bath technique and enjoy a treat, too.