I hope you enjoy the recipes! My question is how do you take the bottom off and the parchment paper as well to put on another plate. Thank you so much for this tip! All items can be purchased at webstaurantstore.com. Awesome! The bags are a neat trick but, what do you recommend to stop the cheesecake from browning so much? I have heard of many people having luck skipping the water bath and just adding a pan of water to the rack in the oven below the cheesecake. If using a paste to address your springform pan leakages, two additional techniques can help further prevent leaks or (in the case of a water bath… So didn’t get to taste it! Just in time for me to make your delicious-looking eggnog cheesecake! You usually do, but it might depend a little on the cheesecake how much. Thank you, I Then bake as normal. Wrapped it in foil and baked it. Now. Learn this fool proof way to create a cheesecake water bath without it leaking once and for all! No more Crock Pot liners. Would you offer tips of removing the bottom of the pan please? I just made a cheesecake using this technique and had a perfect crust! Step 2 – Obtain Heavy Duty Foil. I hope you enjoy the cheesecake! Step 2 – Obtain Heavy Duty Foil. I’d think one water bath would be fine. Thanks! Is there any way to fix this? I hope it worked well for you! Once the cheesecake has baked, it’s time for the big reveal!! But I wasn’t taking any chances on the cheesecakes that auction at the church for $300. Shut the front door!! God bless! Thus keeping my cc safe from getting wet. posted by … I actually had that happen recently and I’m convinced it was that particular box of bags. Greasing the sides helps the crust to not stick to the sides. Then looked on line to see if I HAVE to have the water right against the springboard pan, which is how I found this page. I’m sorry you’re having such trouble with it. That was why I bought my new "leakproof" pan! I ordered them immediately, as I was ordering some stuff anyway. BUT a cheesecake has been requested again so I’m gonna give it another shot. Could I bake the crust, let it cool, then wrap the pan in the liner bag and the aluminum then pour the filling. I usually use a baking spray. Excellent tip! Why didn’t I ever think of that! You can use just foil. What a difference they made! Required fields are marked *. Going to give it a try while make Eggnog Cheesecake using your recipe. Wow! Took it out to my guests and when I came back it was all gone. It’s just better, and less meltdown-prone that way. Well often without one a cheesecake will brown around the edges, be a little drier, fall in the center while cooling and most likely crack. It’s the best. maybe it’s time to make more cheesecake! I have a solution! Perfect crust! Thanks Lindsay. ... then baking the crust. Ugh! Lindsay, I’ve been making cheesecakes for years but lately have been having problems with leakage so I tried your method of using the crockpot liners. Generally, it might vary by 15-20 minutes. I wanted to clarify… I made 2 identical cheesecakes today. Even up to a month. It is exactly what I was looking for. Hi Lindsay…I had the same problem. I usually get a roasting pan and put a little bit of water in there, and then put my springform pan in the water. Just made  your banana cream cheesecake and this tip alone made it fabulous. Hopefully using these tips lets you bake a perfectly cooked water-bathed cheesecake. Directions were spot on-first cheesecake I ever made that didn’t crack! Best Oreo Cheesecake Will report back my findings after I try this!!! I always use a water bath for cheesecakes in my spring form pan and I follow the standard directions: wrap well with foil, pour hot water into large surrounding pan after placing on oven rack. That is an awesome hack, Lindsay! I just cooked my first cheesecake and cooked it in a water bath. You’ve made it seem manageable so I’ll give it a try. All my hard work, and its ruined! Definitely make sure it’s securely in place and high enough on the sides of the pan for water to not get over the top. To create a warm water bath, first cover the sides and bottom of your cheesecake pan with aluminum foil to provide an extra barrier from the water. ). If you’ve ever baked a cheesecake in a water bath or bain-marie, chances are water has seeped into the cake at least once. Our plastic garbage can bags look similiar to it. Bring on the sugar! The water bath (also known as a bain marie) is used to regulate the baking temperature of the cheesecake. I’m not sure about what it says online, but I have probably made 50 cheesecakes or more with those liners and never had a problem. Make sure it is tight fitting, and if all else fails, buy a new pan. I wouldn’t think they’d collect sweat, unless there’s already a little water in there. I can count on one hand how many cheesecakes I’ve made him. The water bath will not leak into your cheesecake! Can we reuse the bag for the next cheesecake? Which brings me to my question. Hmm, I don’t usually have that happen. Perhaps there was a hole in the bag or the water was a little high and went over the top? Can i use regular plastic bag instead?i dont have the slow cook liners. I just baked a cheesecake today and was so sad to see the dreaded leakage AGAIN! Cheesecake water bath tips. How many times can you use the baggies before they stop working? 1. the wax paper acts a gasket and prevents water from seeping in and fat from the cake from leaking out … So let’s just go ahead and walk through the whole process of baking a cheesecake, beginning to end (secret included). I’ve never used one of those before in my life and I’m scared it’s going to melt everywhere. When I opened the plastic bag it was soaking in the butter which is better than water. Thanks so much for sharing!! TIA. Tie that sucker in a knot. … I use the 9 inch Springform pan and put it inside of my 3 inch high 10 inch cake pan. And, because springform pans are notorious for leaking, we are wrapping the bottom of the pan in foil to avoid any water from seeping into the pan which would make the cheesecake crust too wet.) Thanks. Looking forward to making one of your cheesecakes for DH’s birthday this weekend. So I automatically went into full blown panic attack UNTIL I found your website. That’s hard to say. You'll receive the Wrap, 9" springform pan, water bath pan, apron and the spatula is FREE- just choose the color spatula you would like included! I’ve given up trying to have the crust on the sides of the cheesecake as it doesn’t want to stick there, any tips for that? Fill the larger pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the springform pan. I used some vanilla bean in it, but you could just use vanilla extract if you want to keep it simple. So bought a deep dish pizza pan to put the springboard pan in. A water bath can be frustrating because it can leak into the pan and cause a messy cheesecake. It keeps the cheesecake from sticking to the bottom. That would be a lot of sweat for it to penetrate the pan. It. I decided to make cheesecake. I was really careful to the the plastic nice and tight. Since the temperature of water never exceeds boiling point (it turns into steam), it … Springform pans can leak if you’re baking the cheesecake in a water bath, but this particular pan is reliable. The last few times I just made cheesecake bars in a 9×13 so I wouldn’t have to deal with it. Made the lemon cheesecake twice now once for my daughters 18th birthday! (with the liners!). I haven’t had any leaking issues. You can use a roasting pan or whatever works. You could probably just use the bag, but I like the extra layer of protection. I hope you enjoyed the cheesecake! I own several springform pans, from the cheapest $8 pan you can find at walmart to a couple of $50 pans from some name brands. Really looking forward to baking your frosted animal cheesecake soon for a christmas party! and keep the air in the oven moist and keep the oven temperature low. I’m going to put a new crust on the bottom taking the soggy one off. It’s hard to say without knowing anything about the recipe or trying it. Remember, don’t rush the cooling process. I’m not sure of what’s available there to be able to say if you could find another option. It is the WORST. Cheesecakes I have less experience freezing, but would likely use the same method. I hope you enjoy the cheesecake! ... then baking the crust. Today I am discussing a very important topic – how to prevent your cheesecake water bath from leaking. Make a beautiful, creamy cheesecake with no cracks using this simple method. Why didn’t I think of this? If they need decorated with anything I do it before I serve them. If you want to see the finished Lemon Cheesecake click on the link. Great idea! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thanks so much for sharing! What size cake pan would you use to hold a 9 inch springform pan? That is an awesome trick! I’m so glad the tutorial helped. I do trim off the corners of the foil. And have you ever met a springform pan that doesn’t leak? It’s always a great time for cheesecake. This easy to make dessert may be baked or unbaked and the baking of cheesecake may be done with or without using a water bath. However, one of the difficulties often experienced when baking cheesecake in a water bath is the leaking of water into the cake, which can turn out to be a disaster. And heavy duty foil around that. Thanks Lindsay! I I would think roasting bags would also work and you can get smaller sizes. If I’m going to gain ten pounds, I may as well do it EATING the cheesecakes instead of just looking at them, lol. You don’t have to line the bottom, but it’s what I do. This is fantastic The parchment paper on the bottom of the pan,is a fantastic idea as well. Going to start with the first one and work my way down. These little baggies are made to stand up to liquid and high heat in your slow cooker, so why not use them in your water bath?! That’s interesting! https://www.allrecipes.com/article/baking-cheesecake-step-by-step Seriously. Thank you SO much for your site! The 9" Easy Bath Cheesecake Wrap and all the accessories make a wonderful gift box for bakers of all skill levels- from beginner to expert! Will it still taste good? Total game changer! Lindsay, since the springform pan is in the cake pan can’t you forgo the bag and foil and place both in a roasting pan filled with waterbath? Ordering a ton of these bags from Amazon!!!! Thanks! Oh, heaven…. It dried out (to a point) while being refrigerated, but the crust was not the crumbly crust I wanted. This will help with an even, gentle temperature. What could be causing this? Grab all that excess baggage and wind it up. If you are cool with cracks and such, by all means avoid the water bath. Have you ever made mini cheesecakes in the pans with a ring that slides out? Do your cakes/cheesecakes freeze well? Your email address will not be published. I never had one leak until recently and I think it might have been my foil being left out in the rain. erica. Hi I was just wondering what size pans are u using. Please read my privacy policy. why do you need the aluminum foil, why cant you just do the slow cooker bag? (Can anyone tell me why they NEVER go on sale??) The only thing different i am going to do Is after the crust is cooled I will add the bag and foil and THEN fill with cheesecake batter. 7 easy steps that will prevent your cheesecake water bath from leaking. However, I always have butter leaking out of mine so I learned to put a pan underneath to save cleaning the oven. (I think I’ve gained ten pounds just looking at them!) Where have you been all my life . Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Ice Cream Pies. Have you ever used a “moat?” I use a 9-inch spring form pan for the cheesecake, place it inside a 10-inch straight sided cake pan (3 inches deep), then place the 10 inch pan inside a 12 inch pan (3 inches deep) filled with water. I add my aluminum foil for double coverage. Thank you!! Love your blog! I use parchment for baking everything but never thought about putting it on the bottom of my cheesecake pan. I love making desserts and I’ve been wanting to do a cheesecake but the whole water bath thing seemed to be too much. Plastic bags don’t have this problem. By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with Life Love Sugar. Thank you so much for this information! I’ve been baking for years and have never heard of this! There may be one somewhere that doesn’t, but I do prefer a water bath. What about putting the water on the rack below the baking cheesecake? Works like a dream! However I’m still not getting a crisp crust (the cheesecake is awesome but can’t stand a soggy crust!) It WILL, but additional steps are needed. Also be sure to grease the sides of your pan well to help it not stick. Lana, Just in case the previous over 100 thank yous is not enough. The oven bag and cheesecake go into a larger pan, like a roasting pan. They seem pretty strong but I’m sure they wear it after a while. Works like a dream. Leaking pans are the worst! but, it was still yummy. It occurred to me that if set my cheesecake on the rack and put water in the bottom of the roasting pan that would suffice as a water bath. I do love a good cheesecake. Then put the deep dish pizza pan into a larger pan & will put water in that larger pan. I’m not sure. Was looking so forward to this . I’m so glad you found the tutorial. So on to the next challenge. Definitely trying this next time. And the water knows it and gets through. This is genius and I appreciate you sharing this leak-proof idea. I’ve used a water bath when baking cheesecakes and now they never crack anymore. No more excuses…. Other plastic bags might melt. The springform pan goes into an oven bag. This is genius! God bless you, Lindsay. Thank you so much. I feel like I just stumbled on a treasure! You can barely see them, but they’re there. Place the ring in its place and secure it tightly with the belt. I want to ask an alternative question: I would love to never use the springform pans again. Can’t wait to bake more cheesecake like this *.*. Thanks Mary! Amaretto Cheesecake Appreciate it. Mint Oreo Cheesecake I just cooked my first cheesecake and cooked it in a water bath. What can you recommend for just a plain Jane version of cheesecake–nothing uber fancy. Thank you! Thanks so much your recipes are fantastic and I’m so glad I found your page today! You’re welcome. Keep up the great work! I’m sorry your pan leaked, but I’m glad you found this! I tried a fourth time without a water bath, using a tray of water underneath, and that one came out fine. Merry Christmas! Your beautiful cheesecake crust keeps the filling from leaking out, but the foil helps protect against the water leaking into the cake. I prefer to avoid all of those things, so I use a water bath. Preparing your pan for a water bath. 9” springform placed in 10” cake round. Great question. It looks like one of my crockpot bags leaked. I love this idea, I’m totally going to try it next time I make a cheesecake. Can it be used again to make another cheesecake or can it still be used to line a crockpot for another recipe? My crust looks pretty soggy. Ever had a water bath leak through a springform pan into your cheesecake? Does anybody sell a small oven bag that would closely fit the 4″ pans? No matter how well I wrap the pan and how careful I am with the pouring a small amount of water seeps in and my crust is soggy. I had the same problem with 2 cheese cakes today but got water in them…. Generally I’d say baking time would vary by maybe 15-20 minutes. Can they collect water due to sweat? I bought an Oster electric roaster for Thanksgiving 5 years ago. I think can do it now. The water bath will not leak into your cheesecake! Thanks. This has always been a problem so what I do is chill the cheesecake and hope (cross my fingers) that the crust will dry enough in the fridge. Cheesecake Hack: Prevent Water Bath Leaks. How to Cool Cheesecake. I am using this great tip this year for my six Pumpkin Cheesecakes. I would like to make several but time limits dictate how many I can get done that guarantee freshness. And if this wasn’t going to work, I was going to use a large roasting bag to put the spring board in. My plain cheesecake looked like a chocolate one on the top and sides. This is so late, but the point of the bag is to keep water out; not, to keep the batter in. About 1/4 cup I’m guessing. in my fb post was absolutely a Godsend (I think?). Cheesecakes call for springform pans, which have a removable bottom and ring that locks and unlocks for easy removal.The problem with that removable bottom: it’s not sealed. Take a few parchment papers 2 inches wider than your springform pan. I have some of those bags now and am not using then. . If water leaking into your pan is a common occurrence, it may be your springform pan. Brilliant!! Tonight I used the bag and a layer of heavy foil. Can’t wait to check into more of your recipes and ideas! Want to skip all the water bath drama? yes, I ruined a cheesecake by water bath seeping in also. Bonnie in MI. It may not solve it completely but hopefully these things might help! Then I start making my cheesecake filling, which gives the water time to get really warm and moisten the oven. I rarely comment on postsbut, your tip saved my cheesecakes! I get the yummiest cheesecake with no cracks. It 1 in the morning and I them later today… Any other tips?? Sorry to hear about the coconut cheesecake! Fortunately I discovered a little secret a few months ago and today I finally am sharing it. When I pulled it out, I watched the water pour from the bottom of the pan. I am a huge fan of cheesecake- I even have Junior’s original cheesecake recipe, made it so many times, I know it by heart! I’ve tried this twice with same liners and still they leaked. Seriously, I never woulda thunk to use my excess baggage that way. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12. And there wasn’t a single drop on the cheesecake either. It really can be a pain. The recipe says to do 2 layers of heavy foil- that previously leaked. I try to always keep Famous Chocolate wafers on hand. You saved my life! , Thanks for this! The mositure is what is supposed to prevent the cracking. Yes, step one – get a spring form pan. Which is also a great idea Lindsay. Also. Occasionally I remove my cheesecake from the bottom of the pan when I put it on a cake stand and lining the bottom allows me to do that successfully. I then place that inside a 12” square or round cake pan and fill with water. So for those who aren’t aware, this is a springform pan. Always looking for ways to not only make the best product, but also to be economical. New York cheesecake is started in a very hot oven for a short period of time and then finished at a low temperature. If you’re using a water bath for your cheesecake but don’t prepare your pan adequately the pan will leak, causing a soggy cheesecake. . Thank you! A larger pan shouldn’t affect it. . I made the mistake of asking my sister-in-law what type of cheesecake they’d like this year for our Christmas dinner get together. Loaded Butterscotch Cheesecake MMMMMM.. I’m SO hungry now and I didn’t NEED to see these cheesecakes. Butter, shortening, vegetable oil, or something else?