Can I Keep Wasc Batter In The Fridge?

Decorating By Pebbles1727 Updated 10 Apr 2009 , 3:01am by lchristi27

Pebbles1727 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 3:52pm
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Hi everyone,
that's basically my question. I have a cake to do on Friday, and I know I'll have some batter left over. Can I keep left over batter in the fridge for a day or so and do some cupcakes with it later? Has anyone tried to do that before or does it change the taste and texture? Thanks in advance.

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JanH Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 6:01am
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Yes, you can. icon_smile.gif

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 when baked.

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


Pebbles1727 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 2:45am
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Thank you so much, P

lchristi27 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 3:01am
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That is great news! Thanks for this, sometimes I dont have time to get a cake in the oven, really appreciate it!

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