When to bake cakes for Thanksgiving

When should I bake my cakes for Thursday noon eating for optimal tastiness?

  • Posted by: ggcooks
  • November 26, 2019


Arati M. November 26, 2019
Hi there. So, our recommendation would be to bake the day or night before—to get it out of the way—and then to wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container for the next day. If it's a frosted cake, you should leaving the frosting for day-of. Just one thing to keep in mind: if the recipe indicates that it's "best eaten day-of", you should probably bake it the morning-of. (An example being this one here, for instance: https://food52.com/recipes/81880-easy-apple-cake-recipe) Happy baking!
boulangere November 26, 2019
What kind of cakes are you baking? The general rule I follow is to bake a cake the day before you plan to serve it, allow it to cool before de-panning, then wrap it securely in plastic and store overnight at room temperature. In your case, this would mean baking on Wednesday, then icing and decorating on Thursday.
Arati M. November 26, 2019
+1 to this!
ggcooks November 26, 2019
A pound cake and a Hershey Bar Cake
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