How long can I keep a finished cake in the refrigerator and it keep it's flavor and moistness. I have a party on Monday evening and I was going to finish the cake today since I won't have much time to do it over the weekend. Is this too long to keep it in the refrigerator?
I am glad you asked this question because I wondering the same thing too... Let's hope someone replies soon!
I don't refrigerate cakes unless they have perishable fillings. Refrigeration does not maintain moistness - it actually dries out the cake. Keeping cake at room temp will allow the flavors to develop and prevent the cake from drying out (as long as it is iced)
I'm glad you asked that question, I'd like to know the answer too.
The frosting is perishable. That's why I need to keep it in the refrigerator. But I don't want it to dry out that's why I was wondering how long it would be safe to keep it in there and it still taste good.
I refrigerate all my cakes, and they are very moist. It keeps them safe (I have a separate cake fridge). Never heard of it drying it out, unless the cake is unfrosted. For weddings, I bake on Thurs and crumb coat...refrigerate until Friday. Then on Friday I ice and stack and decorate. Deliver on Saturday. So, your scenario is only one extra day, should be fine. Actually, I had one customer tell me that she was still eating my cake a week after I delivered it! I cringed, but she just raved that it was still delicious!