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Topic: Duncan Hines Left Over Cake Batter (Refrigerated Immeadately) 5 days later! Look and see the results!!!!!
ladycatisadiva 12/28/2009 8:18 AM

Made batter and baked 3 dozen cupcakes on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, DH Dark Chocolate cake mix. Had batter left over for another dozen. Put it in the fridge, was out of town over the weekend, got back yesterday evening, Sunday, December 27, 2009 and wanted some cake.

I remembered that I had left over chocolate cake batter in fridge from last Wedensday. Took it out, let come to room temp and stired it mildly, put it in the cupcake liners and here are the results.

ladycatisadiva 12/28/2009 8:23 AM
let me try it again.....

cdas1957 12/28/2009 10:13 AM
Wow, that is good to know! They look just a good as if you had baked them that very day!
MARIE J 12/28/2009 10:35 AM
WOW - that is good to know
ladycatisadiva 12/28/2009 12:21 PM
cdas1957 and Marie J, they taste just as good if not know what I mean. They are sooo moist. I only put a thin coat of frosting on them so you would be able to see that they did rise, very well at that.

Next time I have some left over batter I will freeze some and then test it. I will keep you all posted a to the outcome.

Need to eat that last one that I did not cut. MMMM Good!
cdas1957 12/28/2009 5:57 PM
Cat I'm jealous, I have had no cake over the Holidays, made mostly cookies for orders. I did make a Plum Pudding for Christmas and it was delish!
houmoore4 12/29/2009 7:19 AM
I've refrigerated left-over batter a number of times. The one thing I did find (with mine) is that I needed to let it "warm" up before baking with it. Now I wish I (hint...hint...)I could figure out how to use my leftover egg yolks when I make a white cake.
ladycatisadiva 12/29/2009 7:19 AM
That's the one good thing about baking and decorating. We may not want to go into detail on cupcakes or cakes, but we can still bake and put some of that delish frosting on delish moist cake and Enjoy!
sweetgrandma 12/29/2009 11:04 AM
houmoore....why not make a chocolate cake along with the white cake and use the yolks in it. If you don't need it right away you can freeze it til later, but as many cakes as you make I'll bet you'll use it soon. I substitute yolks for whole eggs often in other than white cakes. I usually use one whole egg and 3 or 4 extra yolks for one cake mix.
bunnywoman 12/29/2009 11:43 AM
HOUMOORE: I never use "just the whites" for a white cake anymore. I use 2 whole eggs every single time for one cake mix.
ladycatisadiva 12/29/2009 11:56 AM

I recently made a white cake with egg whites only. Dry, dry, and dry. Before that I would always use 3 whole eggs, but I was trying to see how white it would be without the whole eggs, so I did try it with just the whites.

Won't ever do that again. I'm with Bunnywoman, 3 whole eggs, always. Bunnywoman says 2 whole eggs, but just know that you can use whole eggs so you don't have to worry about those silly yokes.

cdas1957 12/29/2009 12:35 PM

Have some cake mix left over from cake I am making today. I am going refrigerate it until this weekend when I can bake some cupcakes with it, just to give it a try. So hope mine turns out as well as yours. Cindi
ladycatisadiva 12/29/2009 1:19 PM

I know you already probably know to do this, but just in case, make sure you put it in a container with a good snap tight lid. When I took it out of the refrigerator, I only let mine sit out for about 10-15 minutes to get to room temp. I did not whip it up just gave it a few stirs to mix it evenly and then put in the cupcake liners and baked.

Make sure you take some pics and make sure you let us know what type of cake mix (Brand) did you use or if you did a scratch cake.


cdas1957 12/29/2009 1:29 PM
Thanks for the tips Cat... I have it in a tight sealed container.... Forgot about letting in warm up a little though.
ladycatisadiva 12/31/2009 8:49 AM
Okay, I put some leftover DH White batter in the freezer on Tuesday night, December 29th, I will bake a dozen cupcakes from it maybe over the weekend. I will bring it to room temp, stir up gently and bake. I will let you all know how they come out from batter being frozen for several days.

If it works we can stop having to rush and bake leftover batter. We can for sure refrigerate and hopefully freeze batter after my next experiment testing is done.

bunnywoman 12/31/2009 11:04 AM
Keep me posted Ladycat!
Mrs. P 12/31/2009 8:04 PM
Wow, this is great to know. I have thrown out extra batter because I have read elsewhere the batter is no good after about half hour and If used the cake would not come out right. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for letting us know and showing us too!
ladycatisadiva 01/04/2010 10:23 AM
Glad you were able to read the post Mrs. P. I will be baking the frozen batter hopefully tonight.

I will post next results when done.

At least now you can refrigerate you left over batter for at least a week!
cdas1957 01/04/2010 10:54 AM

I did it.... These were made this morning with batter left from my Santa Cake from last week (Wed) Refrigerated for 5 days, stirred it up, let set for 15 mins. and baked. They are marble, so I had yellow and choc. cake mix left. Both did well, just ate one, still moist and delish.....
Sophie Deprez 01/04/2010 1:22 PM
Houmoore4, I use my egg yolks to make all kinds of bavarois, to fill the cake or cup cakes with...