GREASE the tube pan, unless you have one of those swanky silicone ones! I took "ungreased" literally, which I think was reasonable, but even with deciding to spray the pan lightly anyway, the sides of the cake would not pull away; it was springy to the touch, for the most part, so the cake was done enough that it should have been pulling away from the sides by that point, at least SOME, but it didn't. I had to spray more oil as close to the inside walls of the pan as I could, around the edges, hoping that some oil would slide down to the bottom of the pan. I then had to, very carefully go around the sides with a serrated knife, sawing, sawing, sawing. That was a pain! I put the cake back in the oven several times to 'double make sure' the cake really was baked as much as necessary, hoping over and over that maybe the sides weren't ready to pull away because the cake wasn't absolutely done. Of course, the cake never did unstick from the sides so, by then, I had overbaked the cake as a whole. I will probably try this cake again, sometime, using my copper bundt pan and grease it! I am getting ready to taste this cake; it does 'smell' heavenly, but I can already tell it will no longer be moist and, for me, part of what would have made this cake heavenly is if I had enjoyed the process of making it. Thanks anyway, I may try it again, just not soon.
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GREASE the tube pan, unless you have one of those swanky silicone ones! I took "ungreased"...