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Introducing the Lodge Fluted Cake Pan

By Lodge Cast iron / January 19, 2018

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After years of requests, we have decided to remaster and bring back the Lodge Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan! This is the first item in our Legacy Series.

Why the Fluted Cake Pan?

The original cast iron Fluted Cake Pan was in the Lodge catalog for over 40 years. It was discontinued in 2001, and since then has gained attention among cast iron users and collectors as a beloved heirloom piece that produces evenly baked and browned cakes that are superior to those made in cast aluminum pans. 

Over the past few years, interest in cast iron fluted cake pans has surged as cast iron cooking has become more popular. Lodge has received countless requests for the Fluted Cake Pan, which is why we decided to re-introduce it as the inaugural item in our Legacy Series.

The pan will be available on the Lodge website in mid-February. For a notification when it is available for purchase, sign up for our email newsletter or follow us on social media via the links at the bottom of this page.

When was the original Fluted Cake Pan produced? 

The Lodge Fluted Cake Pan was first introduced to the Lodge line in the early 1950s, and it was discontinued in 2001. We don’t know the exact year it was introduced, though you can learn more about its history from former Lodge CEO and family member Bob Kellermann in this video:

The 2018 Legacy Series Fluted Cake Pan (left) and the original Lodge Fluted Cake Pan (right).

What makes the new Fluted Cake Pan different from the original pan?

The Lodge product development team has made three main changes to the Legacy Series Fluted Cake Pan to differentiate it from the original Fluted Cake Pan. The first is the size of the handles. On the 2018 pan, the handles are larger with more space for your hands, allowing for easier lifting and turning over. 

The second major change is the sharpness of the flutes. The fluted edging on the original pan was slightly more rounded and softer, while the 2018 pan has more defined fluting to make for a sharper cake form.

The last update is that the pan comes already seasoned and ready to use! 

The handles on the 2018 pan (right) have been updated to make lifting and turning out easier.

What is the Legacy Series?

The Legacy Series is a special series of items that we are creating based on historical, discontinued Lodge products. Each new item in the series is a remastered version of a retired product from one of our historic catalogs, which date back to 1896. Items in the Lodge Legacy Series will not be exact replicas of old versions, but rather updated with a few small modifications.

The first item in the Lodge Legacy Series is the Fluted Cake Pan. The next item will be introduced in 2019. Sign up for our email newsletter and follow us on social media for updates! 

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