🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

defrost a cake

i made 2 layers of chocolate cake that are frozen . I want to know how to defrost it so that I can frost it for a party tomorrow

asked by fs72557 over 4 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

5 answers 9077 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 4 years ago

i just wanted to clarify the cake is wrapped in plastic foil and freezer bag should i leave it wrapped while defrosting or remove plastic etc. once its defrosted should i put in fridge or leave it under glass dome on counter(i made ganache frosting)

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 4 years ago

The last answer to this thread may have some relevant information:
http://food52.com/hotline...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

0f493ab9 068f 4498 ba2c 95c992214d52  sit2
Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I'd remove the wrapper and leave it in the glass dome overnight.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

F8c5465c 5952 47d4 9558 8116c099e439  dscn2212
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 4 years ago

I do this several times a week, and always leave the layers wrapped and thaw them at room temperature.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 4 years ago

I agree with Cynthia. Maida Heatter, queen of desserts, has this to say about defrosting frozen cakes and cookies "Everything should be thawed completely before unwrapping. (Foods sweat while thawing. If they are thawed wrapped the moisture will form on the outside of the wrapping; if they are thawed unwrapped the moisture will form on the food itself-that could spoil the looks..)". Each of Maidas cookbooks starts with a 30 page section titled "Techniques.". This section alone is reason to purchase one of her books, with my favorite being Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chovolate Desserts. For years she baked the desserts for her husbands Miami restaurants, and as a self taught cook her common wisdom and trial and error commentary is priceless.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.