I was DD that evening. :(. Lv 7. Allow a full hour for angel food, sponge or fluted cakes to cool. Angel food, sponge and fluted cakes need to be cooled with their pans upside down. Janet Beal has written for various websites, covering a variety of topics, including gardening, home, child development and cultural issues. The refrigerator gives the cake about 1 additional week of freshness when wrapped effectively. Frosted cakes, on the other hand, may need to be placed into the refrigerator for extended safe keeping. During humid weather and in warm climates, carrot cake can develop mold if not stored in a refrigerator. Invert the covered pan and remove it gently, leaving the cake layer to finish cooling for another 30 minutes on the towel-covered rack. cream cheese frosting=refrigeration I believe ;-). A butter-based frosting will melt, running off or soaking into the cake, leaving a mess. // Leaf Group Lifestyle. It is so easy to make frosting at home I have always wondered why folks see a need to buy it in a can. No, but you should put the cake in the frizzer. So cool it on the counter, and frost away. Sorry, I know nothing about crock pots. If your pan does not have cooling prongs, use the can triangle or slide the pan over the neck of a heatproof glass bottle to cool. Is it a bad idea to drop peanut butter cups or other small candies into a cake you're going to stack? 2 0. @jonsblond were any fish or alcoholic beverages involved in that hurling mixture? I would refrigerate it, but give it ample time to settle before serving it. Time got away from me! Storing an unfrosted carrot cake – While most unfrosted cakes can be kept at room temperature, carrot cake needs to be refrigerated . @evelyns_pet_zebra LOL!! This lets air circulate under the pans and speeds cooling and crusting. Frosted cakes keep best because icing acts as a seal to retain moisture. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in the cake frosting to fully answer these questions about whether or not cake needs refrigeration. In the morning I crumbcoat, wait for it to crust, then finish with buttercream or fondant. I thought thats what kept them moist. Carrot cake, with its moist fruit and vegetable ingredients, is yet another exception to the rule. I like the cream cheese filling to not be too cold when I eat it, because it can harden. Oops. The box cake & canned frosting have enough preservatives in them for you to leave that cake out for two-three days w/out harm ;), Now, if it were homemade, that would be another story I just took a key lime cheesecake out of the oven…when it cools it’s going in the fridge. Carrot cake should be refrigerated, especially if it has the traditional cream cheese frosting. Is it possible to make chicken tikka masala in a crock pot? To keep crumbing to a minimum, wrap cake layers individually in plastic wrap, then place each on in a resealable plastic bag. Storage for a Sheet Cake With Whipped Cream Icing. What 40-something actresses/celebrities do you find most attractive? If left at room temperature, your cream cheese frosting will melt and fall off the cake . I would put a cake with homemade cream cheese frosting in the fridge but the carrot cake with canned frosting should be fine on the counter overnight, if not longer. Steam cannot rise easily in cold, refrigerated air, so cake layers may remain damp. I once left a slice of it out overnight, and ate it in the morning, and threw up right after eating it. Refrigerating cake layers can cause problems that make it hard to frost a cake. A warm cake presents two additional problems if hastily frosted. :). I never know if I'm doing the right thing when I decide to refrigerate some cakes, but not others. Please try again. Responses must be helpful and on-topic. Most unfrosted cakes can be kept fresh at room temperature by wrapping snugly in plastic wrap. @tammy1976 I wouldn’t eat it. Back then, not so much. This brings it to the desired moist but not damp consistency. Refrigerators are your friend. both ends :(. To speed cooling, place the cake pans coming out of the oven on footed racks in a draft-free area. I would put a cake with homemade cream cheese frosting in the fridge but the carrot cake with canned frosting should be fine on the counter overnight, if not longer. @SpatzieLover No fish and only a couple of beers. A cake straight out of the oven has a crumbly, soft crust that would mix with frosting and tear the cake. Do you need to refrigerate carrot cake? This turned out to be quite a thread. We had trouble talking to the server. With or without plans to frost, cooling lets the cake layers form a smooth outer crust, letting you handle the layers without fear of their crumbling or breaking. In an old-fashioned refrigerator with wire shelves, cold air could circulate under cake racks, but modern solid shelves make that impossible. @Darwin Cooking and I… we just don’t get along. me + cream cheese dip left out for 5 hours = worst Christmas Eve ever! A cooling cake undergoes some compacting of surface crumbs, or crusting. The mental images fortunately reminded me that I should go purchase more ingredients to redo my frosting that I left out on the counter by accident. I bought a carrot cake from the honey baked ham store on Easter and we only ate one piece out of it and been sitting on my stove do you think it’s bad now? I spent the entire night on the toilet. One thing I do add to carrot cake though is crushed pineapple and it keeps it moist. If you’ve already iced your carrot cake but have yet to slice it, there’s no need to resort to any special storage tricks. When baking instructions include cooling, that usually means letting your dish sit on a counter until it reaches room temperature. 13 years old and agree to the Chiffon Cake. I bake, let cool for 2 hours or more, tort, fill, place a weight on top, cover loosely with plastic wrap and let settle overnight. If it does, I probably wouldn’t eat it. Place a dish towel over the cake layer and the rack on top. This question is in the General Section. Why do we not refrigerate our cakes? Her work has appeared on early childhood education and consumer education websites. Homemade cake with homemade butter or cream cheese frosting I would leave out for a few hours but refrigerate if it were being held longer. I will be making a carrot cake (from a box) tonight, with cream cheese frosting (from a can – so sue me). “You can slice it, and put it in individual containers.” Talk about portion control! Do You Need to Refrigerate Whipped Cream or Buttercream Frosting?. However, most varieties of frosting do not lend themselves well to freezing and thawing, so freeze carrot cake unfrosted … Store at room temperature for approximately 5 days. Can I leave it out (in a Tupperware cake protector), or does it need to live in the fridge ‘til tomorrow? Plus, it thaws really quickly. If you don't have racks, you can set pans on a cutting board covered with a dish towel, propping one edge up slightly with a spoon for a little air circulation. Homemade cake with homemade butter or cream cheese frosting I would leave out for a few hours but refrigerate if it were being held longer. This is exactly what you need to do when a cake recipe reminds you to cool the layers thoroughly before frosting. Don’t ask me how I know ;0). Refrigerating cake … Yeah as pato7590 said the frosting will need to set, so leave it in the fridge overnight and then take it out and put it in the tupperware cake protector in the morning to return to room temperature. @augustian .....please tell us the list of ‘chemicals’ in the ‘canned’ cream cheese frosting…... I’m betting this commercial puddle of cream cheese wouldn’t nurture ANY bacterial growth at room temperature….. @augustlan Nope. Put layers in the coldest part of your freezer for four to 24 hours, then frost. After 10 minutes, run a table knife around the edge of the pan. When baking instructions include cooling, that usually means letting your dish sit on a counter until it reaches room temperature.