Storing Cake Batter

Decorating By georgiapuddinpie Updated 15 Apr 2009 , 2:05am by luv2cook721

georgiapuddinpie Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 1:03am
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Hi everyone!

Just a quick (and maybe dumb icon_redface.gif ) question. Can I store cake batter in the fridge overnite? Will it affect the way it bakes the next day? Any rising issues or such?

TIA icon_smile.gif

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JanH Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 9:44am
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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.)


georgiapuddinpie Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 12:33pm
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Thanks for your help! icon_biggrin.gif

Sweet_Guys Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 8:41pm
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How long could the batter sit in the refrigerator before it should be used? Just thinking about those slower times when batches could be made ahead of time for quick, through-in-the-pan situations.

Paul & Peter

luv2cook721 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 2:05am
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Interesting, I always assumed the cake wouldn't rise properly if not baked relatively quickly. Has anyone frozen batter with success?

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