We’ve all been there, right? The food that you are eating is so delicious that you just want to keep going and going.
But what your tastebuds might be crying out for more, your stomach is starting to feel like an overblown balloon just seconds away from popping.
Try as you might, you just can’t eat anymore.
This isn’t too bad when you can pop it in the fridge and return to it later. But what if you haven’t got that chance?
This delicious cake isn’t going to get eaten in the next couple of days, but it’ll break your heart to place it anywhere near a bin.
That’s not what a cake this tasty deserves. The logical step is to freeze it. But not all cakes can be frozen.
Well for all our stuffed-out Angel Food Cake fans, I have some great news. This delicious and delicate cake can be frozen.
So you can come back to it at another time.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to freeze cake to ensure that it returns from the freezer just as delicious as it went in.
How Long Can You Freeze It For?
Angel food cake can actually last a massive 4-6 months in your freezer providing that you go about it the right way.
And while some cakes can lose their freshness after a stint in the freezer for a large period of time, this cake comes out tasting just as mouth-watering as the day it was made.
Freezing it for this length of time won’t compromise the flavor or the texture. Yay!
The Best Way To Go About It
As an angel cake connoisseur, I have tried freezing it several times. Each time I’ve changed tactics trying to find the ultimate way to do so.
It took a bit of trial and error, but at long last, I found the perfect way to freeze it – and I’m going to share my secrets with you.
The best option is to cut your cake into slices and freeze each one in its own separate plastic wrap which is placed inside a freezer bag.
This resulted in the freshest, moistest, and tastiest defrosted cake yet. But don’t worry, we’ll jump into a step-by-step guide of how to do this properly now!
1. Sponge Slicing
As I mentioned above, this cake just holds its texture and tastes so much better when it is frozen as individual slices as opposed to freezing the whole cake.
I have also learned the hard way that slicing the cake up after it’s frozen is a great way to ensure a slice of smushed and squished cake. Not advisable.
So you’ll want to cut your cake into its desired portion sizes before it heads anywhere near the freezer.
2. Label Your Portions
Another tip brought to you by ‘I made a mistake.’ If you’re placing cake in your freezer that is going to stay there for as long as 4-6 months, you’re going to want to know when that time is up.
You won’t remember. Trust me. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.
And what actually ends up happening is one of two things, you waste good and delicious cake because it might be out of date.
Or you eat it anyway and run the risk of eating out-of-date cake. Neither is great. A little label stuck to the freezer bags telling you when time is up will go a long way.
3. Wrap Away
Either aluminum foil or plastic wrap will work fine, it won’t really make a difference which one you choose.
But you’ll want to make sure that you double-wrap your slices to lock in all the moisture, textures, and tastes while it sits in your freezer.
Personally, I also then place my double-wrapped slices into freezable zip-lock bags.
4. Cake Contained
Cake at the best of times is pretty delicate, and this is even more so the case with angel food cake.
Another thing that you’ll learn when freezing cakes is that they need to be placed in a freezer-safe container.
This isn’t for flavor or moisture purposes like step 3, but rather have you ever placed a large bag of ice or frozen fries on top of a small piece of wrapped-up cake?
It’s not good. To save your cake from getting squished to smithereens in your freezer, always opt for a freezer-safe container to place them in.
And just like that, you’re all done!
Now, properly defrosting your cake is equally as important as how you freeze it. Patience is key here.
It takes a little longer but you’ll want to place your cake in the refrigerator to defrost, not on the counter.
So if you want a slice of cake in the evening, you’ll need to get it out that morning, so that it’s ready in time.
Keep it in its wrapping while it thaws out in the refrigerator and give it a good few hours. This way it will keep all its moisture and will taste as good as the day that you made it.
Angel cake is delightfully delicious, but it’s just a shame that it will only last one or two days if it is kept in the refrigerator.
And if you’ve made a fairly large potion, you’re just not going to get through it all in time. But there is nothing worse than wasting it – it’s far too delicious for that.
That’s where freezing it comes in handy. You can keep all of the delicious flavor and have a cake that lasts for up to six months compared to just fourty eight hours.
And as long as you follow the hints, tips, and tricks stated in this article, you’ll have delicious cake on hand whenever you want it.
Just ensure that you leave enough time for the cake to fully thaw in the refrigerator.
And also remember that once you have thawed your cake, it is not safe to refreeze again.
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