12 recipes that use a springform pan, including cheesecake, quiche, ice cream cake and more

12 recipes that use a springform pan, including cheesecake, quiche, ice cream cake and more

Key Lime cheesecake without baking

Armando Rafael

It is likely that if you have a springform pan you use it for cheesecake, such as the No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake pictured here, and that’s about it. There’s no need to limit this baking mold to such a narrow function, though, and you might be surprised to learn that it’s actually quite versatile and can be used for both sweet and savory recipes. The design aspect that makes a springform pan so useful when making cheesecakes—those removable sides that hold ingredients as they bake and then lift right up when the cake is ready—is useful for other recipes that call for a springform pan. (And if you’re still not quite sure what a springform pan is, we got you covered

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Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

Here’s a great go-to quiche for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. And if you bake it in a springform pan, you don’t have to worry about puckering the edges of the dough.

Pulling pigs in a blanket

We’ve been loving this lever presentation for a while classic party appetizer, where your mini dough wrapped hot dogs are in the pan and fry until puffed and set. After that, the guests pull out one by one – don’t forget the spicy sriracha mayonnaise for dipping.

Ricotta Cheesecake

We couldn’t put together a springform gallery without a cheesecake or three, and this Italian-style version is a winner, light and airy.

Chocolate berry ice cream cake

Thanks to the springform pan, you’ll have no trouble keeping the three layers of this cake in place. It starts with a rich chocolate cake base, then blackberry ice cream in the middle and finally raspberry sorbet finishes it off beautifully.

Baked Ziti With Ground Beef

With this nice dinner you can have a favorite pasta casserole in a savory round you can cut it into wedges and serve as a cake.

Whole Wheat Apple Pie

Using whole milk yogurt gives the best results for this cake, giving it a moist texture and tangy old-fashioned flavor.

Pecan pie with decorative leaves

Some pies can be messy, but not pecan pie, especially if you bake it in a springform pan. Make sure the dough is 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the pan to make sure everything stays nice and tidy.

Classic Cheesecake

We’re back with another amazing cheesecake, this one with a crumbly cracker crust and silky smooth cream cheese filling, all kept neatly in place thanks to that handy springform pan.


When Pi Day coincides with Taco Night, try this hearty beef-and-corn pie. Ground cumin adds a smoky Tex-Mex flavor.

Cherry Tomatoes and Pecorino Quiche

Here’s another delicious quiche recipe that’s perfect for a vegetarian brunch† The sweet tomatoes go wonderfully with the spicy and almost spicy cheese.

Crumb Cake Coffee Cake

While this recipe is technically for muffins, you can also turn it into a decadent coffee cake: Bake in an 8-inch springform pan for about 40 minutes.

Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake

Another cheesecake recipe rounds out this roundup, and it’s a show stopper† The cake has a firm, subtly flavored pumpkin filling and a deliciously intense chocolate crust, which you can serve on its own, or top with a chocolate-caramel glaze on the stovetop for a glossy, glamorous finish.