Want to hear amazing news?
Yes. You can, in fact, freeze sponge cake easily and with no trouble. Not just that. You can also freeze it whether it is frosted or not!
Now you get to make your celebratory cakes ahead of time so that it will be easier for you to make large batches and freeze them without worrying about not having enough time.
Can you freeze a homemade sponge cake?
Yes. Of course, you can. Same as freezing any other sponge cake, whether store-bought or readymade.
Although preferable to freeze sponge cakes that are not decorated with any frosting whatsoever, yet, it is not impossible to also freeze sponge cakes that are already decorated.
What is a sponge cake?
It is the best base for any celebratory cake, whether it is a wedding cake, birthday cake, or even just a simple chocolate cake. Easy and fun to make, while also being a heavenly treat at the same time.
It is usually made of sugar, butter, flour and eggs. When everything is mixed together thoroughly for some time, a delicious, fluffy, and light texture is created once it is baked. A bit of lemon, vanilla, or chocolate almond can add a nice flavor to the cake.
Apple cake, lemon drizzle cake, coffee cake and a Victoria sandwich are also different varieties of sponge cakes.
How to freeze sponge cake?
Like I mentioned before, if you are planning to freeze sponge cake, then you better do it before decorating it for a much better results.
However, you can still freeze sponge cakes that are leftover, but don’t expect them to be as pretty as the not decorated ones!
- Start by cooling the sponge cake or sponge cupcakes you are willing to freeze before moving them to the freezer.
- Tightly wrap the sponge cake with cling film many times with many layers to seal it completely. That way you won’t have to worry about freezer burns when you freeze sponge cake.
- To make sure that there will be no mix of flavors or loss of taste when you freeze sponge cake, double wrap the sponge cake with tin foil or place the ones wrapped with cling film in a freezer-friendly container.
- Label the wrapped sponge cake with the date of freezing, size, and flavor of the sponge cake you want to freeze so that it is easy for you to later on distinguish it from all the other food stored in the freezer.
You can also follow another method to freeze sponge cakes, especially if you have cupcakes or muffin-shaped sponge cakes.
Which is flash freezing them by setting them on a tray and leaving the tray in the freezer for an hour or two till they hold their shape, then transferring them to a freezer bag where you won’t have to worry about them sticking together when left inside the freezer.
How long can you freeze sponge cake for?
You can freeze sponge cake for up to 3 months, any time longer than three months and you will be risking losing its optimum quality and taste.
How to defrost a sponge cake
Once you successfully freeze sponge cake, you will want to know how to defrost it. It isn’t anything more complex than simply transferring the frozen sponge cake from the freezer to the fridge to thaw slowly overnight.
The smaller the cake is, the easier and quicker it will be to defrost. All it needs is just a few hours in the fridge, and maybe an hour or less on the countertop. When they completely defrost, you can then proceed with your decorations.
Don’t attempt to freeze sponge cakes twice!