Can You Refrigerate Left Over Cake Batter ~ How Long??

Decorating By KookieKris Updated 8 Apr 2009 , 8:25pm by KookieKris

KookieKris Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 2:52am
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I have some left over cake batter from an order I made tonight and I'd hate to waste it. icon_sad.gif
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? icon_confused.gif

Thanks!! icon_smile.gif

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poohthebear Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 3:04am
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Probably not a good idea. I don't think it will rise properly. Just go ahead and bake off the cake and freeze it! icon_biggrin.gif

JanH Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 5:51am
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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. icon_smile.gif

Baking powder photos (by brand):
(As well as science of baking powder.)


niccicola Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 11:37am
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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.

KookieKris Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 8:25pm
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Thanks for the advice everyone!
~ JanH ~ as always a HUGE help and a wealth of cake knowledge!!!!
Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

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