Is It Okay To Bake 2 1/4 Sheets Separately?

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Julie_S Posted 25 Sep 2012 , 5:49pm
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I want to make a half sheet cake. I have one quarter sheet pan. If I let the 2nd half of the batter sit while the first one bakes, is that okay? Or do I need to get the batter in the oven quickly after mixing so that the leavener can still do its job? I'm probably going to use the kakeladi's WASC recipe.


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KoryAK Posted 25 Sep 2012 , 5:56pm
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It depends on your batter but it could be problematic. Can you just make a half batch of batter twice?

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imagenthatnj Posted 25 Sep 2012 , 8:30pm
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It also depends on your baking powder. I use aluminum-free, so it has to go in quickly, I've read.

When I have extra batter, I put it in the refrigerator while the other cake is baking, to retard the leavening action.

There's "slow acting" baking powder but most of us don't have access to that.

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Julie_S Posted 27 Sep 2012 , 4:05pm
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I think I'm going to just prepare the batters separately. No use in messing with a batter that's been lying around.
In the future, if I start to bake more half sheets, I'll just buy a half sheet pan.
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