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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake {Bundts Made Better}

Bundt cakes. Oh Bundt cakes. They are so pretty aren’t they? With there pretty little fluted sides. The hole in the center. The roundness at the top. Yes, bundt cakes are very pretty, if, the whole things come out of the pan. Because when half of the cake stays in the pan they are anything but pretty. And yes, I am speaking from experience.

Here’s the thing. I’ve made maybe three bundt cakes my entire life. Scratch that I’ve attempted to make them three times. I had one turn out successfully but after that I kid you not, I turned them over and I felt the cake come out and looked at the plate only to see half of the cake on the plate while the other half was still in the pan. Not so no-stick after all bundt pan! I even tried using butter and flour. But to no avail. And seriously, it is beyond impossible to get every single crevasse of the bundt pan. So when the nice people over at PAM contacted me about doing a post using their cooking spray I thought I’d give the whole bundt cake thing a whirl again. After all we are approaching the holiday season and bundt cakes just look so pretty on Holiday table. Original, Baking and Butter PAM Cooking Spray has 99% less residue than margarine and bargain brand sprays and adds zero calories. And it does exactly what it is supposed to do, it makes things in the kitchen easier. Especially for all of the holiday baking that happens at this time of year. Seriously, cookies don’t stick to the pan. Brittle doesn’t stick. You can even spray some into a cupcake tin before putting in the cupcake wrapper and the wrapper won’t move making it easier to fill them. It’s a pretty nifty product I must say. I used the PAM Cooking Spray to make this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake and guys, it worked amazingly well. I mean seriously, I turned the bundt pan over and the cake slid out. Perfectly. Not one crumb left in the pan. In fact the pan was incredibly clean too. Barely any residue. LOVE IT. And I love this cake. Pumpkiny and full of chocolate chips with just a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Oh and since there is no frosting, this cake is totally acceptable to eat this cake for breakfast.


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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake {Bundts Made Better}

A decadent pumpkin bundt cake studded with chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings



  • Pam Baking Spray
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan evenly with Pam Baking Spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, being sure to scrape down the edges after adding each egg. Beat in the vanilla.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin spice. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once mixed, turn the mixer off and gently fold in the pumpkin puree and chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared bundt pan. Bake in preheated oven for 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool for several minutes. Turn over on to a serving platter and lift the pan, the cake with slide onto the serving platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and serve.


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    December 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I use PAM spray on my mini-loaf pans to make banana bread for gifts.

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    April 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm


    Is there anyway I can print this recipe without the sweepstakes rules . I wish you had a print-friendly button.

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      April 8, 2014 at 8:15 am

      At the moment, the post is included when you hit the print button, but we are looking at changing it so it only prints the recipe it self. Thanks for your comment!

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    December 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Pam is great for an easier clean up!

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    December 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Pam is great for making sure everything doesn’t stick AND for giving a buttery flavor. So I would use it to sautee the veggies! :)

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    Wendy Rozema
    December 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I’d use Pam when i’m making my Cheesy Potatoes for our holiday dinner!

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    Linda G.
    December 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I used Pam in all my holiday baking, no sticking here!!!

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    December 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    use PAM when doing any of my holiday baking

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    December 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I use PAM to spray before baking brownies!

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    December 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Now that I know to spray my cheese grater with Pam I’ll be doing that.

    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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    December 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I use PAM when doing any of my holiday baking

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    Joanna Sue Grider Allison
    December 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I use it to spray the cornbread pan to keep it from sticking.

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    December 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I would use it for pies

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    T Egelund
    December 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Using Pam has saved me a great time in the kitchen. It is easier to clean the pots and pans once you use a little Pam. I also use it in my crockpot.

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    Susan Ladd
    December 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I use Pam on all my baking needs on my Orange Spice cake. Thanks for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year :)

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    December 29, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Nothing worse than to be planning a beautiful layer cake and then to have a hunk stay in the pan.

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    Hollie Jahnke
    December 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I’d use it for making cookies so they don’t stick.

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    December 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    i use pam for all my holiday baking. it keeps the cookies from sticking to the pan.

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    Buddy Garrett
    December 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I use Pam to coat all my pans to prevent food from sticking.

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    T Michelle Trump
    December 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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    T Michelle Trump
    December 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Use pam for all my baking and cooking makes for very easy cleanup!

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    December 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I already use pam for baking and cooking, it works great to keep things from sticking

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    sarah hirsch
    December 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    i could use pam to make sure my baked goods don’t stick to the pan

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    December 29, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I always use Pam when I make rice krispie treats. Best way to get them patted down into the pan.

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    Anna Pry
    December 29, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I could have used Pam to make our Jesus birthday cake as it ended up coming out of the pan in pieces!

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    Thomas Murphy
    December 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I use Pam when I bake my Christmas cookies.


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    Amanda E.
    December 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I use it in my cake pans.

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    December 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I like using Pam to coat pans whenever I have to bake something in the oven for faster clean up

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    December 29, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I use Pam for all my holiday cookies so they dont stick to the pans!

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    Natalie yeoman
    December 29, 2013 at 9:15 am

    When I made 4 rum cakes and cake balls I scrubbed the pans with Pam so they wouldn’t stick

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    Janice Cooper
    December 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I love using PAM! It really saves me from scrubbing my pans and I hate scrubbing. PAM is a lifesaver! and does the job!

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    December 29, 2013 at 7:17 am

    We ran out of PAm and can you imagine trying to grease a pan by hand like I had to for the spouses rice krispie treats. thank you

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    December 29, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I use Pam all the time to keep everything from sticking in the pans

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    December 29, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I use PAM baking spray on everything – it saves me so much time – not to mention I don’t have to scrub cake pans!

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    Barb Stenby
    December 29, 2013 at 4:54 am

    I have a few bundt pans that are very intricate in design and are very hard to use but when I use Pam the cake comes out easily & clean no breaks

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    December 29, 2013 at 3:03 am

    using Pam spray to coat baking dishes makes cleanup easier and faster

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    Alexandra Roach
    December 29, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I love this recipe!

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    Lorayne Gothard
    December 29, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I love Pam, and I use it all the time. I spray it on the bottom of cake pans so they won’t stick. I also spray my pans in the morning when doing omelettes so I don’t have the burn from the butter, or the extra calories!!

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    December 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I would spray my cake pans so I have no problems.

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    Joni Dolniak
    December 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I use Pam on every pan I cook with. I hate scrubbing pans.

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    December 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I use PAM to grease my cookie sheet.

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    Lisa Pecora
    December 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Pam makes cleaning up much easier! I love not having all that gunk stuck to the pan.


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    December 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I spray all my baking pans with Pam. Nothing sticks and it makes cleanup much easier. I always spray my lasagna pan, before I fill that too and the baking pan is much easier to clean.

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    December 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I would use it on my cakes and cookies in fact I did for thanksgiving and christmas

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    December 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I would use Pam for when I bake cakes and cookies. Pam is a essential product in my kitchen. Thanks so much.

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    December 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I intend to use Pam when I make my omelet tonight or tomorrow. tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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    December 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I always spray my cookie sheets and cake pans with Pam!

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    HilLesha O'Nan
    December 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I have others in the household help out in the kitchen to reduce the stress from cooking and baking. It’s all about teamwork. :)

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    December 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I use Pam all the time!!! Best with brownies and cookies!!

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    Stephanie Larison
    December 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    It would help when it comes time to bake those cookies! I hate when they stick.

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    Teresa M
    December 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I sprayed all my cookie sheets and the pan that I cooked our Christmas ham in.

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    Mya Murphy
    December 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I use Pam for all my baking. As a baker, this stuff is truly the best!

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    Marcia Goss
    December 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I spray all of my baking pans and casserole dishes with Pam for easy clean-up.

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    Erica Carnes
    December 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I use Pam when making chocolate chip cookies.

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    Mendy Dinsmore
    December 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I love Pam. I use it to help my homemade cheese sticks from sticking to the pan.

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    Ellie W
    December 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I use Pam on my bundt pans when making rum cakes every year for family and friends.

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    Allison Downes
    December 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    PAM would help out with cookies not stick to cookies sheets. Thank you for the chance to win.


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    Sunshyn Vanderheiden
    December 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Pam makes it very easy. Spray on the cookie sheets so cookies and rolls slide right off instead of breaking and crumbling

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    December 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I spray PAM on my cookie sheets vs butter in order to save time waiting for the butter to soften.

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    December 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I use the pam spray with my holiday baking

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    Sue Barney
    December 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I use Pam for all my baking dishes as well as casseroles and cheesy dishes for much easier cleanup :)

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    Lauren Olivia Wood
    December 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I would spray my cake pans with PAM spray!

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    leah p.
    December 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I use pam for spraying my baking tins for easy cleanup.

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    Stephanie V.
    December 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I would use for all of my baking needs – make tons of cookies!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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    December 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I like to use parchment paper and Pam for my cookies .

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    December 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I use Pam for all my holiday baking. I love baking bundt cakes and cookies. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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    Daniel M
    December 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    use a trigger ice cream scoop for cookies

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    Heather Dawn
    December 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I use Pam on my baking sheets! I bake a lot of cookies during the holidays…well actually all year lol.

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    kathy pease
    December 28, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Before putting your leftovers in plastic storage containers, coat the
    insides with PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray to help prevent staining.

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    December 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I spray all cooking/baking pans with Pam for easy clean up.

    Thank you.

    barbara (dot) montyj (at) gmail (dot) com

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    erica best
    December 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    i allways use pam for my pound cakes or any other cakes

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    December 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    i would use PAM for my holiday cookies

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    Theron Willis
    December 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I would use PAM as a barrier between a salmon fillet and a baking pan. No stick.

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    December 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I use Pam on my cutting knife so each piece of cake comes out clean :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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    December 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I use it on my baking stone or on my griddle to make pancakes

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    December 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

    My favorite PAM cooking tip: Use this on Jello molds, for a festive presentation.

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    Kate F.
    December 28, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I spray Pam on my cookie sheets before baking. It helps a lot.

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    Shannon Baas
    December 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Keep cookies from stickin.

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    December 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I always use Pam on my cookie sheets.

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    Elizabeth Curson
    December 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I spray Pam when making cupcakes or when I’m making cookies. No sticking!!

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    Kimberly Deallovingrandma Stcl
    December 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I use Pam on all my baking sheets pre-baking!!! Love it!!

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    December 28, 2013 at 8:38 am

    PAM would save me time trying to remove cakes and cookies neatly from their pans and also make clean up easier since there won’t be as much stuck on crumbs left behind.

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    December 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I baked so often that Pam is always something I use directly. Even used them this morning on the waffle iron for eggnog waffles.

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    December 28, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I spray all of my pans with Pam. It makes clean up much eaiser

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    Lisa V.
    December 28, 2013 at 6:41 am

    For a big holiday meal, I like to prepare everything the night before and throw in the crock pot and let that do the cooking all day. When it comes to using Pam, when I make spaghetti, I’ll spray some Pam in the water while boiling the spaghetti so the noodles don’t stick together

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    December 28, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I spray all my pans and utensils to make cleanup go faster and easier.

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    December 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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    December 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I use it for my baking to make clean up quick and easy

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    December 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I always use it to keep my brownies from sticking!
    14earth at gmail dot com

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    maria cantu
    December 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I use it on cookie sheets.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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    December 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    my tip is to plan ahead and make sure you have all of your ingredients before you get started!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Lisa Brown
    December 25, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I use it to spray pans of all kinds, even to measuring cups to prevent what I am measuring, from sticking to the measuring cup.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    December 24, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I would use it to spray my cookie sheets and cake pans.

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    December 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I use Pam for almost everything I cook! It’s really helpful when I make fudge this time of year.

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    December 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I would spray cookie sheets! :)

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    Wanda McHenry
    December 22, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I would use it coat my casserole dishes.

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    December 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Pam will help grease the cookie sheets when my kids and I make sugar cookies for Christmas

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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    December 20, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I use Pam when I make muffins, use it for spraying the baking pan when making a cake, when I bake chicken drumsticks and so many other uses.

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    tina m
    December 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I’m making some cookies and pies. it’d help me a lot.

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    Heather Zeh
    December 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I’d use it for some awesome cookie making!

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    December 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I tweeted too!

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    December 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I make lots of brownies during the holidays, and DON’T want them to stick to the dish! Thanks to Pam they don’t!

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    Amy Tong
    December 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I love PAM and always make sure I have it around the kitchen. I spray it on all baking sheet when I bake cake, cookies or bars just to make sure nothing sticks. that make clean up much easier and the goodies looks great all the time.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    December 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    We have so many Christmas baking traditions- decorated sugar cookies, wreathes made from cornflakes, Chex Mix, etc. :) Pam is needed for all of them!
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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    December 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    pam will help grease the cookie sheets when my son and I make our cookies

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    December 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I’d use Pam spray to make roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta. Delicious!

    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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    December 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    We bake a lot of cookies during holidays, Pam would make it much easier and less messy.

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    December 6, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Cuts down on my clean up time during the holiday rush, when I spray Pam on my casserole and baking dishes, more time to spend with the family

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    D Schmidt
    December 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    PAM makes my life so much easier by making my baked items seamlessly come away easily from cookie, bundt and cake pans

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    December 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I love it spray it on pie pans, cookie sheets, casserole pans. It cuts down on a lot when the clean up starts and its easier to dish up.

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    December 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I love to bake so I would totally use this to make bread!

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    Courtney Bella
    December 4, 2013 at 7:56 am

    i would spray my cooking pans at for making eggs, cake, anything that is sticky!

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    Sharon Compton
    December 4, 2013 at 2:34 am

    I love Pam cooking spray all the time! It’ so much easier than buttering and flouring a pan before baking!

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    Jessica To
    December 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I would use it when I make banana bread to keep it from sticking.
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    December 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I would use it in muffins pans to make delicious banana muffins on Christmas morning.
    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    lisa hayward
    December 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

    i’d use PAM the same way i would use it throughout the year, using it as pan release!

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    December 3, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I love the PAM baking spray….wouldn’t be without!

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    December 3, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Will use for baking brownies :-)

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    December 3, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I enjoy how easy it is to use. Will use it while making pies…. thanks for a chance to win.

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    December 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    My biggest sanity preservation tip is to allow yourself to take naps, I always do in busy holiday times.
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    December 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I’m making cranberry orange bread as gifts for our neighbors. I plan to use Pam on my loaf pans.

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    December 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I love using PAM for my baking pans – makes things so much easier, especially during this heavy baking time!

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    teresa sulyok
    December 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    i often use pam before cooking eggs and sanwiches and spray pam with flour in all my baking pans before baking goodies.

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    Rekaya Gibson
    December 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    My two favorite flavors: chocolate & pumpkin. Sounds Yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Elena Istomina
    December 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I would use it to spray my baking pans before baking pies and cakes

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