Cake Batter

Baking By christephenie Updated 23 Jun 2010 , 2:31am by SunshineSally

christephenie Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:08pm
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I need 2- 10 in layers. can i mix up cake batter, put 1/2 in pan to bake approx 45 min, while the remainder of batter sits in mixing bowl. After sitting for that long will batter still come out ok after baking? THANKS

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robyndmy Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:21pm
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I've done it before, with no problem but it can definitely depend on the recipe. The second cake may not rise quite as high since certain ingredients that react instantly (baking soda and baking powder in particular) though. One thing I do is cover the bowl with a damp cloth or paper towel to help prevent any drying out.

But others with better baking science knowledge may be able to expand either way. icon_smile.gif

SuzyNoQ Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 4:28pm
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I have done it with cake mix and doctored cake mixes before with no problems.

christephenie Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 5:49pm
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Thanks, thats helpful. I will have to do this until I get bigger oven and more pans, and it sure saves clean-up icon_smile.gif

Loucinda Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:29pm
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Thanks to indydebi - I now refrigerate (and freeze) cake batter. I bake the cake fresh, but if I have leftover batter, I now know how to save it!

christephenie Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 11:17pm
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Lucinda can you tell me where i can find more info about freezing and/or putting batter in frig? Thanks

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 2:11am
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I would love to learn about freezing unused batter too!

SunshineSally Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 2:31am
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I want to know more about freezing batter also!

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