Can I make cake batter today, refrigerate it overnight, and bake it off tomorrow?

Will doing this adversely affect my results?

  • Posted by: mwb
  • October 28, 2012


i say dont do it too but me i dont listen so i did it

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Reiney October 28, 2012
Definitely don't do that - no matter what your leavening agent (baking powder, baking soda, creamed butter, egg foam or some combination thereof) you need it to go into the oven quickly after mixing the batter.

You can mix dry ingredients together (less the sugar), pre-measure the rest, and that might save you 15 minutes the next day.
Benny October 28, 2012
this is the best and only option for "Make ahead" batter.
Sam1148 October 28, 2012
I'd say no. Baking Soda or Powder in the recipe would give up it's all sitting overnight and lose it's ability to rise the cake.
Ubu June 26, 2019
Then why not just add extra baking powder to the batter before baking?
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