On weekends, I usually bake cakes. Despite my cravings, there are times when I become lazy. I read somewhere that you can’t freeze batter without the cake deflating when it’s baked. Is there another way to freeze cake batter that does not result in this effect? How long can cake batter be frozen?
If you want a slice of homemade cake but don’t have the time to bake it; an oven-fresh cake made from frozen batter is a viable option.
Yes, cake batter can be frozen. . Keep it frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months for the best quality and long-term storage. As long as you have the right ingredients, your frozen cake batter will be identical to a freshly prepared one. Cake batter can be refrigerated and baked within 24 hours.
Can You Freeze Cake Batter
Only freeze cake batters that do not require a lift when baked. Muffins, cupcakes, and other similar items fall into this category.
Any batter that contains whipped egg white as a leavening agent should not be frozen. A chiffon cake batter does not freeze well because the freezing process may cause the airy components to become tough.
A cake batter that has been creamed with sugar and butter may be deflated when it comes out of the oven. The sugar-and-butter mixture, like egg whites, produces air, which gives rise to a spongy batter.
You can experiment with any type of cake, but for consistent results, only freeze oil-based cake batter. Air is well suspended in oil, especially if an emulsifier is added.
The batter can be thawed at room temperature or in the refrigerator the night before baking. The latter may have a tighter morsel than the one thawed at room temperature.
After the batter has been thawed, do not add any other ingredients, as this may cause the batter to deflate when baked.
How to Freeze Cake Batter
If you want to save some extra cake batter for later use, use the following storage techniques:
- Blend in all of the cake batter ingredients thoroughly.
- For smaller portions, fill a non-disposable muffin tin or cupcake pan halfway with cake batter (Using a disposable pan to freeze and bake straight into the oven is not recommended because the cake might not release well after baking)
- Simply store the entire cake batter in large freezer bags or containers for layer cakes and loaf cakes.
- Wrap the muffin tin in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours.
- Remove the muffin tin from the freezer and pop out the solid cake batters.
- Place them in a Ziploc bag or other freezer-safe container.
- Label the containers with the type of batter or ingredients, serving sizes, and the date frozen.
- Squeeze out any excess air, leave some headspace, then seal and freeze.
Cake Batter Recipes
Homemade Vanilla Cake is a classic cupcake recipe that is simple to make and can be baked in under 30 minutes. To achieve a grainy texture, the flour is thoroughly mixed with buttercream.
Fine Oreo crumbs and melted butter are combined in this No-Bake Cheesecake recipe. Simply add some whipped cream cheese for frosting and top with whatever sweet thing you want.
The Chocolate Truffle Cake is a layer cake made without eggs. Sugar is dissolved into syrup in this recipe for a moist chocolatey cake with bittersweet filling.
Yes, you can freeze cake batter! Cake batters that don’t require a lift when baked (such as muffins) work well for freezing because they won’t deflate during the process. For best results with any type of cake, only freeze oil-based cake mix–air is well suspended in oil! To prepare your frozen cakes, simply thaw them at room temperature or refrigerator overnight before baking according to instructions for what kind of batter you’re using.