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Defrosting cake - Preventing it from drying out.

(8 Posts)
solitudehappiness Mon 14-Oct-13 16:52:35

Hi

I've made a chocolate and orange cake, froze it, and am defrosting. How can I prevent it from being dry? Was thinking of maybe squirting some fresh orange and letting it soak in?

Any ideas welcomed please? smile

PumpkinGuts Mon 14-Oct-13 18:01:18

Just keepit wrapped in clingfilm till defrosted

solitudehappiness Mon 14-Oct-13 19:53:11

Thank you. And to stop it being dry when it's defrosted? What would you suggest? Feeding it freshly squeezed orange?

PumpkinGuts Mon 14-Oct-13 20:35:11

Icing it and keeping it covered would be my best suggestion, but I probably wouldn't feed a cake that wasn't a fruit cake. with anything but Cointreau that is

I'm right in thinking this is an orange "flavoured" cake and not a fruit cake right of some sort right?

I'm a bit confused because I don't understand a cake being left around long enough to go dry?! confused grin

PumpkinGuts Mon 14-Oct-13 20:36:32

I actually "do" cakes as a sideline from home but I think icing them with buttercream is the best thing for keeping them moist. or keeping them tightly covered

solitudehappiness Mon 14-Oct-13 21:08:21

I baked the cake, covered it with plain chocolate and froze it.
It's defrosting at the moment. As its not a Victoria sandwich type cake I'm conscious of it being dry. It's about 3-4 inches high. Should I cut it in half and put butter icing in?

PumpkinGuts Mon 14-Oct-13 21:15:41

if you aren't eating it today or tomorrow I probably would. Otherwise up to you... next time only defrost it when you plan to eat it straight away

solitudehappiness Mon 14-Oct-13 21:25:31

I'll be eating it on Wednesday. So more than likely will cut it in half and put butter icing in the middle.
Thank you so much for feedback smile

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