How long can my chocolate cake batter sit before I use it? I am baking two 6" cakes and can only locate one pan. I already had the batter mixed and now have one cake in the oven!
It should be fine to sit until you finish baking the first one and get it out of the pan. That happens to me all the time! I have even stuck batter in the fridge for an hour or so and still had it bake up just fine.
Hope that helps! Maybe someone else out there knows more about this than I do!
Don't sweat it. I do this all the time. I will bake a few pans, release the cakes that are baked, wash the pans and use the remaining batter that I've left covered at room temperature. Never had a problem.
When I was a home baker, I'd have 6 or 8 or 10 pans lined up on the counter, filled with batter, waiting their turn in the oven. It can sit for quite a long time. I keep leftover batter in the frig for a few days and it's still ok (oh wait ... I'm a mix baker and that might make a difference if you're a scratch baker).
Thanks, guys! I feel better. I had this happen once with Red Velvet cake batter, and it didn't turn out right. I've been afraid of letting the batter sit ever since.
I would not be overly concerned about leaving chocolate batter sitting out but I would not leave any batter that has folded egg whites in it sitting around for too long.
Batters with folded in egg whites should be put into the oven asap before the whites start to lose their whipped volume.
Thanks for asking this question. I've often wondered this myself. Good to know!
As a matter of fact, last night I baked a red velvet 6 inch square cake I had sitting in the fridge for two days. I had made a little too much batter and threw the leftover in the pan to do for tastings. I didnt have time to bake it till last night. It turned out fine!
Lori, that is great to know! I've always thrown away my extra batter thinking you had to use it right away....that's what I've read. To think of all that wasted batter makes me sick to my stomach!
Is this ok with mud cake too??? anyone had any experience?