I have some left over cake batter from an order I made tonight and I'd hate to waste it.
Can I refrigerate it for a few days (maybe 2 or 3?) and make an Easter Bunny cake out of it for my kids or will that effect the batter and/or taste and consistency?
Probably not a good idea. I don't think it will rise properly. Just go ahead and bake off the cake and freeze it!
Cake mixes and most scratch bakers use double acting baking powder. What this means is that the baking powder is 1st activated when liquid is added, with a 2nd activation when heat is applied (during baking).
As a result, cake batter can sit without losing its ability to rise properly; it can also be refrigerated and/or frozen without losing its ability to rise properly.
Baking powder photos (by brand):
(As well as science of baking powder.)
I would go ahead and bake the cake you want, then freeze it.
If i have leftover batter and nothing else to do with it, I bake it in 4" pans to use for cake tastings. Then freeze it.
Thanks for the advice everyone!
~ JanH ~ as always a HUGE help and a wealth of cake knowledge!!!!