Can You Freeze Angel Food Cake?
So you got that perfect angel food cake recipe and you ended up making an amazing masterpiece. Everyone ate till they were stuffed and guess what? There is still cake leftover. You know you will not be eating any more this week, so what would you do with it as it is going to get dry and yucky? You could always freeze it! But is that even an option?
If you ended up on this page, I know you are here because you want to know if you can freeze angel food cake? The answer to that important question is yes! If done properly, you should be able to store it for up to 6 months, but also keep in mind that this particular cake drys out quickly and it could get crumbly in the freezer.
With that said, you can look at the quick guide below that will highlight the different steps you need to take.
How to Freeze Angel Food Cake?
This is a very light and airy cake, so it can be tricky to freeze it properly, if you do not store it correctly.
If you are going to freeze an angel food cake you just baked, you are going to have to let it cool thoroughly before you even attempt to store it. You can let it sit for around 2 hours to ensure it is fully cooled down and ready to freeze. If it is a cake that is already baked, you can proceed to step 2.
What you will want to do start the process of wrapping the cake with saran/plastic wrap. It might be a bit easier to cut the cake into smaller pieces, as this will make it easier to store and you can always take out a piece instead of a whole cake when you are ready to enjoy.
It is important the cake itself is wrapped properly, this is to prevent freezer burn or the absorption of smells from other products stored in the freezer. I would suggest wrapping it twice and if you want to be on the safe side, you could add another layer of aluminum foil wrap.
Once the cake is fully wrapped, you can drop it in a freezer container or freezer bags. For the bags, try to squeeze out as much air as possible.
Once everything is locked away, it is a good idea to label the containers/bags with the date you placed them in the freezer. You can store angel food cake for 4-6 months in the freezer, so the labeling can give you an idea of how long it has been in there.
How to Thaw/Defrost Frozen Angel Food Cake?
If you are now ready to enjoy the cake, you are going to have to let it defrost. What you can do is let it sit for a couple of hours, until it is back to room temperature. You will find that after defrosting, it might be a bit dry, that is because the cake will lose some moisture after being in the freezer. If you reheat it in the oven or microwave, that should help a bit with the dryness.