and keep the air in the oven moist and keep the oven temperature low. I can’t say enough how valuable it is! Appreciate it. Could I bake the crust, let it cool, then wrap the pan in the liner bag and the aluminum then pour the filling. I’m so glad you found the tutorial. I make a lot of desserts (cakes & cheesecakes) for church bake sales. If you want to freeze layer cakes, I’d recommend freezing the layers, then building the cake before using. So i’ve been using this method for awhile with my cheesecakes and they have been coming out perfect. yes, I ruined a cheesecake by water bath seeping in also. Any ideas? Thank you!! Thanks Lindsay! According to Catherine, “The water bath creates a moist atmosphere that keeps the cake from drying out and cracking.” And we all know that a crack in a gorgeous cheesecake can be disappointing, so using a bain-marie is a good way to avoid that common problem. I put water in the 12 inch and press down on the 10 inch on the water in order to get my water level right. I always wrap with saran wrap than tinfoil and a freezer baggie. I will try it again. I’m just not sure because of the heat. This is fantastic The parchment paper on the bottom of the pan,is a fantastic idea as well. 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. I found your “chocolate lovers cheesecake” on Pinterest. Set your cake pan inside the water bath (it’s a good idea to wrap it in foil—even if it says leak-proof!) Fill the larger pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Best Oreo Cheesecake So let’s just go ahead and walk through the whole process of baking a cheesecake, beginning to end (secret included). I will try yours for sure! No leaky cheesecake means happy times! Thank you! All the cheesecake recipes look great! Can you put the cheesecake in the cake pan then put that in a bigger pan of water so you do not have to use foil ? 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? I was excruciatingly careful the second time and couldn’t believe it when same thing happened. I don’t have the finished photo of the cheesecake to share because the cheesecake in the pictures is actually from the cookbook (see my Big Announcement post) I’m working on so it’s a secret. I’ve been making cheesecakes for years, but could never find a way to not make it leak. I then place that inside a 12” square or round cake pan and fill with water. This post may contain affiliate links. no water ever gets in my cheesecakes. Thanks! OMG OMG OMG!! I hope you found that helpful! Is fhere a reason why it shouldn’t be done this way. The paper towels soaked up the slight amount of moisture (enough to resemble a baby wipe) and the crust turned out amazing! Can’t wait to check into more of your recipes and ideas! Our plastic garbage can bags look similiar to it. It. I’m sorry! Apparently you are the cheesecake queen! I’m not a fan of desserts with caramel in, or on them. If it helps, I keep a large sized roll of tinfoil on hand, and when I bake things in a water bath, I use the tinfoil to surround the outside of the pan, to ensure leaks don't happen. 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! Hmm, I don’t usually have that happen. , Thanks for this! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The mositure is what is supposed to prevent the cracking. I have a question-is the bag ok to reuse? Thanks Mary! I had one years ago that called for almost 3 pounds of chocolate, and lost the recipe. 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. Learn how to create a leak proof water bath for baking cheesecakes. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. 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. There may be one somewhere that doesn’t, but I do prefer a water bath. I use the liners to cook my cheesecake. Ever since then, I’ve yet to have a water bath leak. What is a water bath you may ask? Can it be used again to make another cheesecake or can it still be used to line a crockpot for another recipe? So much foil. This is when water gets inside my bag. Feb 24, 2016 - 7 easy steps that will prevent your cheesecake water bath from leaking. 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. 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. I know you wrote this awhile ago, but WOW! Brilliant!! Want to skip all the water bath drama? Looking forward to making one of your cheesecakes for DH’s birthday this weekend. And heavy duty foil around that. So didn’t get to taste it! Thank you. The water bath (also known as a bain marie) is used to regulate the baking temperature of the cheesecake. That was a great tip! I had the same problem with 2 cheese cakes today but got water in them…. Yes, step one – get a spring form pan. Thank you SO much for your site! Leaking really depends on your pan. Plastic bags don’t have this problem. God bless! Your beautiful cheesecake crust keeps the filling from leaking out, but the foil helps protect against the water leaking into the cake. MMMMMM.. I’m SO hungry now and I didn’t NEED to see these cheesecakes. Thanks. It’s mainly that you have it on there when you add it to the water bath and bake it. How much water do you recommend pouring in between? I just baked a cheesecake. The last few times I just made cheesecake bars in a 9×13 so I wouldn’t have to deal with it. I have a question, how many times can these bags be used? I have my great grandma’s recipies and we love it but it usually cracks. 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?! They come in different sizes, so you might be able to find a smaller one that works better. I Love You! the wax paper acts a gasket and prevents water from seeping in and fat from the cake from leaking out … Here’s a vanilla cheesecake that is a great option. BUT a cheesecake has been requested again so I’m gonna give it another shot. So on to the next challenge. We were asked to bring desert to a family gathering. Great question. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Ice Cream Pies. You may totally be rolling your eyes at me right now because, duh. Always looking for ways to not only make the best product, but also to be economical. I did end up having to cut the plastic bag off but it worked like a charm to keep the cheesecake from getting wet in the water bath! The bags are a neat trick but, what do you recommend to stop the cheesecake from browning so much? 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. I do this and it works well; no messing with tin foil or bags, and no praying it doesn’t leak. “Turtle” cheesecake. Going to start with the first one and work my way down. The bottom is removable and it’s got a spring on the side that releases. Seriously, I never woulda thunk to use my excess baggage that way. Awesome! 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. Even using binder clips to secure it. Thanks again for making his birthday special by sharing this recipe! ... then baking the crust. You saved my life! Why do I think they are necessary, you might ask? It really can be a pain. Never miss a post - subscribe to receive emails! Thanks. This is probably a stupid question but what do you use to grease your pan? Awesome! Can’t wait to try this trick, thanks! Wrapped the pan in foil. I’d say just about all of them do, unless they are no bake. , Awesome tip, thanks much! So glad you found the tutorial! You don’t have to line the bottom, but it’s what I do. This is so late, but the point of the bag is to keep water out; not, to keep the batter in. Not a drop of water on that baggie. Learn this fool proof way to create a cheesecake water bath without it leaking once and for all! Thank you for sharing this tip. I know people often have success with that. 1. When using a water bath for a cheesecake should you adjust that bakimg time and how much? I stopped doing the water baths because of the leaking. Never seen or heard of or seen Crock Pot liner bags. Sorry to hear about the coconut cheesecake! Will report back my findings after I try this!!! Yes, the timing of when you add the wrapping on the pan isn’t so important. I wish I had read this before I ruined my Coconut Cheesecake I was making for Christmas. 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. My crust looks pretty soggy. Could you trim down the larger ones? E Voila! I’m so glad the tutorial helped. Yes I’m fixing to make your oreo cheese cake but the store near me didn’t have any bags left and I can’t find any can I just use aluminum foil? But not everyone knows that and not everyone knows what one is. . S’mores Cheesecake Would one hot water bath those? I like the idea of not putting my cheesecake in the water, which avoids the need to wrap the pan in foil. I’m always looking for chocolate cheesecake recipes in particular. Layer the parchment paper on top of a detached pan. Cheesecakes I have less experience freezing, but would likely use the same method. Made my first cheesecake today, used the crockpot bag idea and there was still water in the bottom. Remember, don’t rush the cooling process. ). I hope you enjoy the cheesecake! And the water knows it and gets through. Thanks! It keeps the cheesecake from sticking to the bottom. 11 inch? I try to always keep Famous Chocolate wafers on hand. I just can’t make this method work for me! Talk about decadent! I use slow cooker bags because they’ve been made to hold up to high temperatures. So bought a deep dish pizza pan to put the springboard pan in. Then put the deep dish pizza pan into a larger pan & will put water in that larger pan. https://www.allrecipes.com/article/baking-cheesecake-step-by-step Thank you so so much for this trick! I will definetely be trying the next time. Using a water-bath when baking a cheesecake ensures that the cheesecake will bake evenly throughout, stay … I’m not sure of what’s available there to be able to say if you could find another option. No, I haven’t tried it, but sounds like a great idea. I will be baking more cheesecakes in my future. 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. Set your cake pan inside the water bath (it’s a good idea to wrap it in foil—even if it says leak-proof!) Is there a way to remove the bottom of the spring form pan from the chilled cheesecake easily? No more excuses…. I downloaded 300 cheesecake recipes from Ebay years ago, and have picked my favorites. There shouldn’t be any leaking through the bags, unless they have a hole for some reason. Merry Christmas! How to Cool Cheesecake. Total game changer! Would love to try a water bath. I can count on one hand how many cheesecakes I’ve made him. 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. I usually only use them once, but they look like they could handle a second use. If they need decorated with anything I do it before I serve them. However, I always have butter leaking out of mine so I learned to put a pan underneath to save cleaning the oven. Hopefully using these tips lets you bake a perfectly cooked water-bathed cheesecake. I bought an Oster electric roaster for Thanksgiving 5 years ago. I rarely comment on postsbut, your tip saved my cheesecakes! THANK YOU!!!! Never have cheesecake with a soggy crust again! I use my 12 inch cake pan for the water bath . Thank you. I’m sorry you’re having such trouble with it. Have you ever made mini cheesecakes in the pans with a ring that slides out? This is genius and I appreciate you sharing this leak-proof idea. in my fb post was absolutely a Godsend (I think?). It made the best dang turkey I ever made! I enjoyed reading your post. When I pulled it out, I watched the water pour from the bottom of the pan. Oh, heaven…. I’m so glad to hear it’s be working for you. It looks like one of my crockpot bags leaked. The water bath helps bake the cake more evenly and “it provides a moist atmosphere that’ll keep it … 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. Lindsay, have you thought about trying turkey bags instead of Crock-Pot bags?? Thank you! THANK YOU! I’ve been making cheesecakes for years and never thought of the slow cooker bags (which I happen to store right next to my aluminum foil…haha). What can you recommend for just a plain Jane version of cheesecake–nothing uber fancy. Make a beautiful, creamy cheesecake with no cracks using this simple method. You could try letting the cheesecake cool completely on the counter before adding it to the fridge, which in theory should cause less condensation. New York cheesecake is started in a very hot oven for a short period of time and then finished at a low temperature. OMG!! Now time to bake a cheesecake! So I automatically went into full blown panic attack UNTIL I found your website. I decided to make cheesecake. I opened a new box and those were fine. Tie that sucker in a knot. How many times can you use the baggies before they stop working? Water wouldn’t go through the plastic, so it must’ve gotten around it somehow. I tried this out on New Years Eve afternoon while making a white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake and it worked perfectly and was so easy. 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. I just ordered some of the bags on amazon and will be trying this tip this weekend. Thank You! Instead of putting my springform pan directly in water, I put a 9×13 sheet cake pan filled about 2/3 to 3/4 full of warm to hot water in a the oven on the rack below the one I will use for my cheesecake. Thanks. Can we reuse the bag for the next cheesecake? The water bath (also known as a bain marie) is used to regulate the baking temperature of the 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. Ordering a ton of these bags from Amazon!!!! The water bath will not leak into your cheesecake! 10″ X 21/2″ high silicone cake pan is all you need for a 9″ springform pan liner for cheesecakes. You’re welcome. Works like a dream. Well aluminum foil, when folded and crinkled around the pan, gets teeny tiny little tears. I made some cheesecake using the slow cooker bags, but was still finding a bit of moisture getting in. God bless you, Lindsay. Bring on the sugar! The problem I have is the bag sweats when it sits in the oven to cool after cooking. The only way for water to get in would be going over the top. 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? Caramel Apple Cheesecake I don’t add as much water as suggested and I still had water in the foil and the bag. Did you use the water bath for the cheesecake that browned? Then bake as normal. About 1/4 cup I’m guessing. By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with Life Love Sugar. 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 will try the other ideas suggested. And I have those bags too! I would like to make several but time limits dictate how many I can get done that guarantee freshness. Wish I had this tip last night. Can you give me tips/suggestions? and fill the pan with boiling water. My secret sauce! 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. The crust is naturally going to absorb the moisture from the cheesecake itself and there often is some condensation from cooling that the crust may absorb. I use the 9 inch Springform pan and put it inside of my 3 inch high 10 inch cake pan. God Bless you and your DH and your upcoming family! German Chocolate Cheesecake And if this wasn’t going to work, I was going to use a large roasting bag to put the spring board in. I’m not sure. All my hard work, and its ruined! Bake the cheesecake in a water bath. It WILL, but additional steps are needed. I’ll pick up a backup cake just in case! Greasing the sides helps the crust to not stick to the sides. I prefer to avoid all of those things, so I use a water bath. I tried wrapping the base with foil before inserting, but maybe my foil was not smoothed out enough. Learn this fool proof way to create a cheesecake water bath without it leaking once and for all! Other plastic bags might melt. We know we don’t want our water bath to leak, but WHY DOES IT?! I have a solution! https://www.allrecipes.com/article/baking-cheesecake-step-by-step Never thought of this ever. After filling the pan with batter, simply pop the Springform into the 10 inch pan and place into the water bath. Since the temperature of water never exceeds boiling point (it turns into steam), it … Everything was perfect, except the foil leaked. Aluminum cake pans are a one time purchase that will last forever and not a drop of water forms around the spring form pan. Now let’s talk for a second about why this is necessary. It may not solve it completely but hopefully these things might help! If I’m going to gain ten pounds, I may as well do it EATING the cheesecakes instead of just looking at them, lol. This will help with an even, gentle temperature. Thank you, I The water bath helps bake the cake more evenly and “it provides a moist atmosphere that’ll keep it … Take a few parchment papers 2 inches wider than your springform pan. And there wasn’t a single drop on the cheesecake either. I will admit that my $50 pan leaks significantly less than my other pans, but there is a small gap right where the latch closes and it leaks very slowly just in that area of the pan, compared to my other pans which seem to leak around the entire perimeter. It dried out (to a point) while being refrigerated, but the crust was not the crumbly crust I wanted. Great idea! How to Cool Cheesecake. If it worked, that’s great. The week before the scheduled bake sale is too busy to get all baked I want to. Excellent tip! I wanted to clarify… I made 2 identical cheesecakes today. I’m not sure I’ve seen turkey bags. One question, sorry if I’m missing it- what exactly are you lining the bottom of the pan with? Will it still taste good? Leak-Proofing Springform Pans We’d love to find a springform pan that doesn’t let moisture seep in when you place it in a water bath (our preferred method for baking delicate desserts like cheesecake), but so far a less-than-watertight seal seems unavoidable on pans with removable bottoms. I know there are different schools of thought on what’s best. Made my first cheesecake yesterday. Would the size of the larger pan affect the cheesecake in any way? Definitely trying this next time. This is amazing!!!!! I tried the Crock Pot liner, with 3 layers of foil, several times and it was wet inside the bag every time. I do trim off the corners of the foil. Even my most expensive springform pans leak water with the protection of tinfoil. It 1 in the morning and I them later today… Any other tips?? 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. This time I lined the inside bottom of the bag with some paper towels and baked as usual.