Can I Freeze Cake Batter

Decorating By nannye Updated 3 Dec 2011 , 12:42am by nannye

nannye Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 4:52am
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The answer is probably no, but I only need half of a cake mix, I'd rather freeze the batter than make the other half of the cake due to storage issues, thoughts?????
Thanks

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LisaPeps Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 6:35am
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Yep you can freeze cake batter.

mclaren Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 9:46am
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To give you more assurance, here's another yes reply icon_smile.gif
You can freeze cake batter no problem and yes it will rise like fresh batter does no worries.

JanH Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 4:25pm
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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 when baked.

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

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/BakingPowder.htm

HTH

nannye Posted 3 Dec 2011 , 12:42am
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Thanks everyone,
I didn't see the big deal with freezing cake batter but my mother did and still argued with my note to freeze half the batter! LOL
thanks!

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