Can Any Cake Recipe Be Cut In Half??

Decorating By DH2008 Updated 5 Jan 2014 , 4:49pm by -K8memphis

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DH2008 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 2:50am
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AHi. I have a consultation Monday & didn't want to spend more money/time with extra cake & was wondering if all cake recipes could be cut in half & still have taste the same? Most of my recipes make 24 cupcakes but I only need 12. Thanks!!

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 2:58am
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ANot really. I would suggest freezing the batter.

My personal recipes make an 8" square. I make those & freeze them for samples. Then, when people comme t on the cake, I explain my method. If you like the frozen sample, youll really like your fresh, made to order cake!

This also allows them to taste more than one flavor.

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MBalaska Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 3:13am
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when I divide any recipe, which is not often, I divide it by egg count.

if it has two eggs, cut everything in half.

If it has 3 eggs, cut everything in a third---  or put the 3 eggs in a cup, mix a little, divide in half. Then you can still divide the recipe in half.

 

But freezing works so well, I rarely bother.

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Stitches Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 4:57am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

when I divide any recipe, which is not often, I divide it by egg count.

if it has two eggs, cut everything in half.

If it has 3 eggs, cut everything in a third---  or put the 3 eggs in a cup, mix a little, divide in half. Then you can still divide the recipe in half.

 

But freezing works so well, I rarely bother.


Ditto.

 

Technically you can divide an egg in half...but it's a pain.

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MimiFix Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 4:26pm
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Agree with MB and Stitches, that any recipe can be halved. And also agree, why bother? It's hardly worth it to bake a teeny amount of anything. Honestly, I often go the opposite route and double whatever I'm baking. The additional product goes into my freezer.

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-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 4:48pm
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i bake in very small batches for portion control--i have no will power when it comes to sweets--so i use half eggs often--making two portions at a time--

 

if i had a business going i would not bake in tiny batches because i have no patience for that--

 

 

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