Best Way To Keep Moisture In A Cake

Decorating By jade8 Updated 4 Nov 2010 , 8:11pm by JanH

jade8 Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:02am
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When a cake has baked and I take it out of the oven, what is the best method to keep moisture in it? I have read that people put the cake in the freezer right away. Do I take it out of the pan and wrap it or leave it in the pan and wrap it. Or do I refrigerate it. If refrigerate, again in the pan or out. Or just let it cool on cooling racks and then wrap till needed?

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crisseyann Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:27am
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I have been told to never refrigerate a cake since it can dry it out.

However, in my experience, freezing a properly wrapped cake DOES make it moister. I remove my cakes from the pans, cool on a wire rack, wrap in plastic wrap and then an outer wrap of heavy duty foil or regular white freezer paper. Just make sure you don't have anything in your freezer that could transfer an icky smell or taste to your cake.

When thawing my cakes, I let them sit out overnight in the original wrapping on the counter, then unwrap. HTH. icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 4:46am
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Here's the original freeze while hot cake thread:
(Which gives many points of view.)


jade8 Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 7:24pm
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Thank you JanH. That answers alot of questions for me.

JanH Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 8:11pm
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You're most welcome jade8. icon_biggrin.gif

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