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Freezing Cake Batter Didn't Work-Can Someone Please Help?
February 26, 2012
9:08 am
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Junebug
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I read online (cannot recall where), that you can go ahead and mix up a boxed cake mix, pour it into you pans (I chose small hearts and tiny cupcake shapes), and freeze them for later use.  After they freeze, you are supposed to be able to pop them out of the pan and bag them for later use from the freezer.  Well, not quite.  Mine did not harden. hissy-fit There is no way to get them out of the pan without first baking them.  Looks like there will be lots of tiny cupcakes and hearts around the house this week.  Can anyone tell me what I might have done wrong?  I mixed the batter per the box instructions and immediately put the batter into greased pans just like the box says.  Waited all night and this morning they are still soft enough that you can leave a fingerprint if you touch one.  Any ideas?

February 26, 2012
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I can't say that i have ever tried to freeze the batter prior to baking ,but i have frozen the pre- baked caked layers and then used them at a later date…once they were thawed completely, they were just fine.  I do wonder if you could partially pre-bake, freeze and return to oven when needed ?….just so they come out warm.

February 26, 2012
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tlbcasey8 said:

I can't say that i have ever tried to freeze the batter prior to baking ,but i have frozen the pre- baked caked layers and then used them at a later date…once they were thawed completely, they were just fine.  I do wonder if you could partially pre-bake, freeze and return to oven when needed ?….just so they come out warm.

That might be what I end up doing if I decide to try this again.  Right now we have lots of little cakes to munch on.  I thought I was being brilliant and going to save myself some work and time in the future.  Turns out I just made more work for myself right now.  Thanks for the advice though.

February 26, 2012
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Freezing the batter should be fine…I've read about it and have seen frozen cake batter for sale through bakery supplier catalogs.  Muffin batter, too!

BUT it will take longer for the batter to freeze because of the sugars in the batter.  What's the temp of your freezer….it will need to be down around 5 degrees F for the batter to freeze. 

I would just leave them in the freezer longer then put into your bags.  sun

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