Can You Freeze Cake Batter?


Last updated on September 30th, 2022 at 12:45 am

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Freezing food is a good way to preserve it so you can use it weeks or even months later. 

Let’s say you were planning on making a cake but for one reason or another, you need to postpone baking that yummy cake until a different day. If you are a baker, it can be hard to wake up extremely early every morning to bake everything you need for that day. Or if you are preparing for the holidays, it can be stressful to try and bake everything in one day.

So, here comes the question, can you freeze the cake batter?

You can freeze most cake batter but not all of it depending on how the cake batter is made. Cake batter that is leavened with whipped egg whites, like a chiffon or sponge cake, cannot be frozen. 

Freezing cake batter can be useful if you have a lot of cake to bake so as long as you aren’t making cake using the above methods then you can absolutely freeze the batter. 

Freezing cake batter is a quick trick to achieve cake wherever you’d like. You can just pull a bag of the batter out of the freezer and prepare as normal without the hassle of mixing all the ingredients together.

This is especially helpful when you have a lot of baking to do that day. In advance you can just pop the batter in a freezer bag and freeze until you want to use it. Cake batter will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

The only downside to freezing cake batter is that not all cake batter can be frozen. As mentioned above, you can’t freeze cake batter for sponge, chiffon, or similar cakes. The freezing process will ruin this type of batter. 

Creaming method cake batters or quick bread batter freeze really well such as devil’s food cake and black velvet cake. Freezing may dry out a cake batter so it is not good for long term storage. 

Nothing is better than enjoying a freshly baked cake right out of the oven but if you need to freeze the batter to bake later you can.

Can You Freeze Cake Batter With Eggs? 

Now that you know that you can freeze cake batter, this can help make the holiday baking easier to handle. I mentioned not freezing any cake batter that contains whipped egg whites but what about some that has eggs in it?

You can freeze cake batter with eggs in it. Eggs themselves may not freeze well but cake batter with eggs in it is fine to freeze.

To save time and effort when baking try freezing the batter to bake later. Double or even triple the recipe to make a lot of batter that can be frozen for future use. 

You can freeze cake batter that contains eggs. Freezing eggs whole can affect them, but when they are all blended up into a cake mix, it is safe to put them in the freezer. 

Freezing cake batter with eggs in it won’t impact the result of the baked cake. 

Freezing cake batter will keep it fresh so it will still taste good when you decide to bake it into a cake. The eggs in the frozen cake batter won’t affect the cake once it is baked. 

However, batters leavened with whipped eggs shouldn’t be frozen because freezing them will affect the texture of the baked cake even though the finished product will still taste good. You can keep your cake batter that has eggs in it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How Do You Store Leftover Cake Batter? 

Storing leftover cake batter is great because then you can use it whenever you want to whip up a cake. Whether it’s for a holiday or birthday or just because you are already prepared. 

How do you store leftover cake batter?

You can store leftover cake batter in the refrigerator for a day or two or in the freezer to be used in up to 3 months.

Storing cake batter is easy and can be helpful in the long run.

If you want to store your cake batter in the refrigerator, follow the recipe for your cake mix as you usually would. After mixing it as normal, store it in the mixing bowl. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a day or two.

If you need to keep the batter usable for more than just a couple days, try freezing it. After completing the steps to mix the cake batter, you can put it in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. 

Using a freezer bag will help you not use up too much space in your freezer especially if you are keeping the cake batter there for a while.

What Happens If You Freeze Cake Batter? 

We’ve already discussed how freezing cake batter can save you time and effort and that you can safely do it unless it has certain things added to it. But what happens if you freeze cake batter?

When you freeze cake batter, the finished product after baking it should be the same as a freshly baked cake. Frozen batter will not affect the finished product unless you freeze the wrong type of batter. 

Unless you freeze cake batter with whipped egg whites, the freezing process won’t affect it at all. If you freeze cake batter for cakes like chiffon or sponge cakes with the whipped egg whites, it will ruin the batter.

So you shouldn’t freeze these types of cake since it won’t bake into a good cake. 

Creaming method cake batters and quick bread batters that use oil as the fat freezes well and the process won’t affect the outcome of the cake.

As long as you follow the steps to store and freeze your cake batter properly you will be able to enjoy a cake that is identical to a freshly prepared one. The process of freezing the cake batter only keeps it fresh for when you want to bake it. It’s fine to freeze the cake batter and bake it later when you want to have some of that scrumptious cake. 

When it comes time to thaw the cake batter just place it in the refrigerator overnight and let it thaw until it is completely defrosted.

Final Thoughts

You can freeze cake batter! If you are a baker you will know that it could take hours to prepare cakes and when you can store the batter in the freezer to bake later in the upcoming months, it can make your life a whole lot easier. 

You can freeze egg batter with eggs in it but not whipped egg whites as it will affect the texture. 

Freezing regular cake batter doesn’t affect its texture or taste at all and it is safe to do so when you do it properly. Just place the batter in a freezer bag, place it in the freezer, and you are all set. 

When you want to bake some cake you can head straight to your freezer, pull out the frozen cake batter, put it in the refrigerator to defrost, and then bake as usual. 

You will have a delicious cake in no time.

Hannah R.

Hey, I'm Hannah and I'm the founder of Get Eatin'.

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