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Hello,
I'm sure this is a silly question but il last anyways! Does a cake with buttermilk need to be refrigerated? I'm pre making my cake layers and freezing them however may need to deliver my cake a day ahead of when it is needed so the cake will sit out for a day or two and I don't want the cake to go bad - it will be covered in fondant
Thanks
post #2 of 23

If the buttermilk is baked into the cake (like using milk or cream or sour cream or any other dairy product) you don't handle the cake any differently. Now if dairy is added to the cake after baking like Tres leches then you need to refrigerate until you serve it.

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Mmmmmm buttermilk. It's in ever single cake recipe I use. :)

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Mmmmmm buttermilk. It's in ever single cake recipe I use. :)

Don't want to hijack the thread, but has anyone drank buttermilk on it's own? I use it for baking and like vgcea said, I don't refrigerate the cake unless it has a perishable filling.

 

But my boyfriend's dad was telling me that when he was younger he would drink a tall glass of buttermilk every day before he went to work. I can't stand the smell so I can't imagine drinking it! I love to bake with it though.

post #6 of 23

No, the thought makes my stomach turn! I love what it does for cakes, and I love the pungent aroma of well aged buttermilk (read--past date) but not to drink. I accidentally poured some in my coffee one morning (thinking it was half and half) and about gagged.

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post #7 of 23

I've never used buttermilk before in cakes. Do you use it instead of water? What makes it different? Richer cake? I'm always looking to try something different and I always find something here at CC. Thanks for any advice.

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post #8 of 23

I made some pancakes using buttermilk but they tasted awful! I can't imagine drinking it straight either. Yuck.

post #9 of 23

Ewww! Can't imagine drinking it. I have a bit of a problem though, I NEVER finish a bottle of buttermilk before it expires and I have to throw it away. I've considered just making sour milk (1T vinegar in 1C milk) as needed rather than wasting money. Has any one of you successfully substituted sour milk? Did you notice any differences?

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Ewww! Can't imagine drinking it. I have a bit of a problem though, I NEVER finish a bottle of buttermilk before it expires and I have to throw it away. I've considered just making sour milk (1T vinegar in 1C milk) as needed rather than wasting money. Has any one of you successfully substituted sour milk? Did you notice any differences?

Nope. It gets better the older it gets, did you know that? I let mine go at least week past date. You would know if it was actually bad. 

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post #11 of 23

AZCouture that thing tastes so weird on its own I can't imagine it tasting any worse LOL.

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AZCouture that thing tastes so weird on its own I can't imagine it tasting any worse LOL.

Oh I know, I couldn't bring myself to drink it, but I do love the smell of it! If it's chunky and smells bad (not tangy anymore), then it's time to GO! Barfo!

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Don't want to hijack the thread, but has anyone drank buttermilk on it's own? I use it for baking and like vgcea said, I don't refrigerate the cake unless it has a perishable filling.

 

But my boyfriend's dad was telling me that when he was younger he would drink a tall glass of buttermilk every day before he went to work. I can't stand the smell so I can't imagine drinking it! I love to bake with it though.

 




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post #14 of 23
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Hello,
I'm sure this is a silly question but il last anyways! Does a cake with buttermilk need to be refrigerated? I'm pre making my cake layers and freezing them however may need to deliver my cake a day ahead of when it is needed so the cake will sit out for a day or two and I don't want the cake to go bad - it will be covered in fondant
Thanks

Do you need to refrigerate a cake with raw eggs and milk in it?  same diff.

but.....better safe than sorry....probably best that you did ask.

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post #15 of 23
All my cakes have buttermilk in them, I always think that it adds to the keepability of the cake . Mine last at least three or more weeks and I never fridge my cakes.
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