I was going for something like "Look Ma, No Pans," you don't need a springform or removable bottom pan to make a good cheesecake. . try a chocolate malt cheesecake recipe I found the other day - if I can find it again!!.
Most people bake cheesecakes using a springform pan. of the cheesecake, water has a tendency to seep in, no matter how tightly you wrap.
Tags: Cooking Equipment, substitutions, cheesecake, pan There really is no fool-proof substitute but you can try lining your cake pan with parchment paper.