Can You Freeze Apple Cake?

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Yes. And you can easily do so too. In fact, freezing tends to preserve this delicious custard cake for longer and keep its fresh taste for you to enjoy later. Although, it might turn a bit soggy after freezing, but, I guarantee you it will still melt in your mouth effortlessly.

What is apple cake?

When you hear about apple cake, it might sound just like a normal spongy cake with apple slices, right?
Well, that’s not entirely wrong, but not quite right either. The authentic apple cake is filled with different sweet spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, which takes the simple apple sliced cake to a whole new level.

How to freeze apple cake

Before I share with you the step-by-step guide to freezing your apple cake, make sure that the cake is completely cool after baking it before you move it to the freezer.

Here are the steps for freezing the apple cake:

  1. Once you have made sure that the apple cake is cold to at least room temperature, wrap it in cling film, or put it inside a freezer-friendly plastic bag or plastic container. This is important to eliminate the chances of any freezer burns to the cake.
  2. Label the bag or the container containing the apple cake with the date and the contents of the bag so that it is easier for you to later on distinguish it from all the other food stored in the freezer.

How long can you freeze apple cake for?

The longer the apple cake stays in the freezer, the higher the chance of freezer burns. That’s why I recommend leaving the apple cake in the freezer for up to 3 months and not longer. Although, it will still be edible and safe to eat after this period of time, yet the taste and texture might not still be the same.

How to defrost apple cake

I prefer to just transfer the frozen cake from the freezer to the fridge and let it slowly defrost overnight. This produces a decent outcome that isn’t soggy. However, if you are in a rush, you can allow the apple cake to thaw on the countertop after removing the cling film and placing it on a dry towel to allow it to absorb as much of the moisture as possible.

The smaller the frozen apple cake portion, the faster it is going to defrost. That’s why I advise you to freeze apple cake in portions instead of the whole thing in one go so that you won’t have to wait for long for it to defrost, and also so you get to take out just the piece you are going to serve.

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