Cake Batter Leftovers

Decorating By hebberd Updated 12 Oct 2009 , 11:36pm by online_annie

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hebberd Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 12:16am
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On Saturday I was baking cakes and had some batter left that I did not need. Because there was not time to do anything with it I put it in the fridge. Tonight I remember that it is in there, if I bake it up tonight (Tuesday) is it still safe to eat?

Thanks for your help.
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dsilbern Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 12:29am
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I'm a foodservice manager in a healthcare facility. USDA guidelines give us 3 days from the prep date - so today (Tue) is the last day you can bake it off. Don't know if it will rise, but it's worth a shot so you don't waste the batter. I'm all about the food cost! icon_rolleyes.gif

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jlsheik Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 12:31am
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Not that it won't be safe...but I am not sure the texture will be right. If it was in the might give it a go. See what happens!

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JanH Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 6:25am
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Cake batter can be refrigerated for several days. If not needed for a longer period, freezing the batter is recommended.

Here are threads with more info on refrigerating/freezing cake batter:
(Includes the science of baking powder.)


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hebberd Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 11:01pm
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I did go ahead and bake the cake up and it did fine actually. It rose just fine and was quite tasty. icon_smile.gif
Thanks to everyone for their input.

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 11:21pm
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Oh, I'm so glad to hear it came out okay. I've always wondered that myself and have never tried it before. I asked a friend once and she just told me it wouldn't work. Huh, looks like I'll be trying that soon!

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online_annie Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 11:36pm
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I too was curious about storing leftover batter in the fridge. I have never tried it, I've always bake it all up. There is always time for just one more....heehee.

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