Can You Freeze Angel Food Cake?
Every time we throw away a perfectly delicious cake that hasn't been touched in a few days, we feel awful. So, let's see whether freezing the cake is a viable alternative.
When you prepare too much food, you can't eat it all, and your children are picky eaters, they won't ask for seconds. Well, you can certainly freeze part of what you've prepared for later consumption. While regular foods are very easy to freeze, what about some angel food cake?
Because it's light and fluffy and pairs nicely with fruit, angel food cake is one of our favorites. However, like with many foods, we had to discard some slices since no one wanted to eat anymore.
The good news is you can freeze angel food cake. Angel food cake differs from most other cakes in that it has no butter or heavy oils. Thus it rapidly loses moisture and becomes dry and crumbly. As a result, it's ideal to freeze it as soon as possible to ensure that it keeps its soft, moist feel.
Since angel food cake is an airy and light cake, it's going to be best to freeze it without anything on it including frostings and that might weigh it down and squish it in the freezer.
When freezing angel food cake, be sure to cut it into small square pieces so that it's simpler to store and fits your freezer space better. It's also a good idea to double wrap it so that it doesn't absorb any freezer odors.
- Cut the cake into the slices that you like.
- Using two layers of plastic wrap, wrap the angel food cake.
- Place the wrapped slices in a freezer bag. Remove any extra air from the bag before sealing it. The bag should be labeled and dated.
To avoid the cake being squished in the freezer, place the freezer bag containing the angel food cake into a rigid storage container. Use frozen angel food cake within six months after freezing for optimum results. Remove the desired amount of frozen angel food cake from the freezer and put it in the fridge or on the counter for several hours or overnight to defrost. Serve the cake plain or with fruit or other toppings after it has fully thawed.
Using a food saver is one way to ensure that the angel food cake stays fresh for longer. These devices assist in providing a perfect seal for your food products, whether it's raw meat, cooked meals, etc.
Thawed angel food cake should be eaten right away since it will dry out fast and become crumbly and tasteless. If you feel that a thawed angel food cake is too dry for your tastes, adding moisture to the cake with fruit or other sauce may help. Never re-freeze a cake that has already been frozen.
Finally, no matter how delicious your cake was before if you notice a green spot on it, it's time to throw it out. If it has an unusual odor, toss it away too. It's always better to be safe than sorry.