Normally, my frosting of choice is a cold-process buttercream, the recipe that's been on the back of the C&H powdered sugar box since before I was born. It's what I'm used to; it's easy to modify; it's cheap; it tastes good. And I've just made up a scaling chart, so that I can make it in increments of less than a full one-pound box of powdered sugar.
But for chocolate cakes, I use canned frosting.
Mainly because I don't eat chocolate, and asking me to bake a chocolate cake at all is sort of like asking a vegan chef to make steak tartare.
So I get a Duncan Hines "Swiss Chocolate" mix, and a can of their "Classic Chocolate" frosting. And I'm told it turns out quite well.
And since the shelf-life of an opened can of the stuff is two weeks in the refrigerator, and most of my cakes are sheet cakes served in the pan, I end up throwing out half the can. Which strikes me as a waste.
So does an opened can of the stuff freeze well? And for how long? Any special preparation or thawing instructions?
Yup I freeze buttercream flavor for cake pops so I dont have to make a new batch each time I get an order to only end up using 2 tablespoons lol. It keeps for months.
Oh please save y our money Yes it does fz very well.