How far ahead can Louisa's Lemon Ricotta Cake be made and still be tasty? Can it be f?rozen

Estelle Cherin


Lori T. July 1, 2021
I do not know how far ahead you can bake the cake and leave at room temperature or in the frig- because it's never lasted more than two days at my house. However, I can say that it did get frozen ONCE by accident, when an irritable son stuck it in the freezer part during evening dish duty. The cake did not seem to suffer from the experience, when we thawed it and ate it about a week later. I just haven't repeated the experiment since because I haven't needed to, but I suspect it could last a month, if if were well wrapped.
Estelle C. July 1, 2021
Dear Antonia,

Many thanks for your reply.

I have made this lemon cake many times and it has always gotten rave reviews from our guests.

I am always looking for suggestions. If you or anyone else has a recommendation I would be pleased to have it.

I appreciate your thoughts.
AntoniaJames July 1, 2021
it should be fine - and might even be better - made a day or two ahead of time. It should freeze well, too.

Be sure to read the many comments and other questions on this recipe because, despite its popularity, people have had mixed success with this cake, generally related to the baking time. (If it were me, I'd look for a recipe with more consistent results by those who've tried it and left comments.). ;o)
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