If you are looking to freeze cream cakes, to make them last for a little while longer, here is the ultimate guide to help you.
These tips and tricks have worked wonderfully for me. So, let’s dive right into it.
- Cream Cakes
- Cling Wrap
- Foil Paper
- Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container
- Prep and Cool: If you are freezing freshly baked cream cakes, make sure that it has cooled down completely and avoid topping them with cream until after you have defrosted them.
- Double Wrap: Using some cling wrap cover individual cream cakes thoroughly and then double wrap them with some foil paper.
- Pack and Seal: Place the wrapped cream cakes in a freezer-safe air-tight container and seal them in.
- Label and Freeze: Add a label on the container with the best before date, and you are all set to freeze the cream cakes till you need it next.
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How Long Can You Freeze Cream Cakes?
You can freeze cream cakes for a month or so. Although you can keep it for longer in the freezer, it will change in texture and taste and become unappealing over time.
So, it is best to consume it sooner rather than later.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the cream cake will stay fresh for longer in the freezer if it is frozen as soon as you have bought or baked it.
The longer it stays out or in the fridge before you freeze, the less fresh it will be when you thaw it.
How to Store Frozen Cream Cakes?
You can store frozen cream cakes in freezer-safe air-tight containers after individually wrapping them.
The key is to make sure that the cakes are well protected from being exposed to air or freezer burns. Individually wrapping the cream cakes allows you to separate them easily when you want to thaw them.
Although you can use Ziploc bags, sturdy freezer-safe containers are the better option when it comes to cream cakes.
There are chances that the cream cakes can get squished under other stuff in the freezer, which can be avoided by using containers instead of Ziploc bags
How to Defrost Cream Cakes?
The best way to defrost cream cakes is to leave them in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight and let them thaw gradually.
Do not thaw the cream cakes on the kitchen counter. Defrosting it at room temperature will not only cause the cakes to thaw unevenly, but they will get mushy and soggy due to condensation.
Moreover, the high dairy content in cream cakes means it will spoil quite quickly if it goes through drastic temperature changes. So, do not microwave the creams cakes either.
Can You Refreeze Cream Cakes?
No, it is strongly advised not to refreeze cream cakes. Repeated freezing and thawing will affect the taste and texture of the cream cake. The dairy content in the cream cakes can split easily so, it is best not to freeze it more than once.
Moreover, there are high chances of bacterial buildup if the cream cakes are left out for too long before refreezing.
If you wish to avoid having to refreeze or waste the cream cakes once you thaw them, you can divide them beforehand by cutting them into smaller portions and then wrapping them separately.
Do Cream Cakes Freeze Well?
Yes, cream cakes freeze well, although freshly baked cream cakes trump them any day.
Freezing cream cakes is a great way to extend their shelf life if you aren’t able to make it through a big batch in one go.
Cream cakes with double cream whipped thoroughly fare better in the freezer than cream cakes made with single cream.
The single cream can split easily and will not be appealing once it thaws.
Yes, you can freeze Italian cream cakes, and they can last well in the freezer for a couple of weeks.
You can portion them into slices or pieces that you can easily consume in one go and wrap them individually before freezing them for the long term.
No, it is best not to freeze cream cakes with whipped cream. The whipped cream changes in texture once it thaws and makes the cream cake turn soggy and unappealing.
So, cakes like mouse cake or Boston cream cakes are best eaten fresh and shouldn’t be frozen.
I hope this article helped you freeze and make the most out of the extra cream cakes that you bought or baked.
If you have any doubts or would like to share some freezing hacks of your own, it would be lovely to hear from you.
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