why does the bottom of my cake stick to the parchment paper?

I greased the pan before I placed the parchment and then greased again over the parchment paper. But after the cake is done, it sticks to the parchment paper.

From the editor:

The parchment will never stick to the pan but, as you discovered, it can stick to a cake. Here's a few tricks to stop this from happening:

1. when you remove a cake from the oven, run a butter knife around the edge of the cake to loosen it and allow it to cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.

2. turn the cake out of the pan and peel the parchment from the cake, starting at one side and gently pulling towards the opposite side of the cake.Removing the parchment now will stop it from sticking to the cake.

3. Turn the cake over again so it's right side up and allow to cool completely on the wire rack.

Regards,

Michelle (editor)

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