There's a fruitcake I make that definitely matures in about a week. But other cake recipes never say. I want to bake a chocolate cake this week for Thu teatime - only chance I get may be Mon afternoon - too early?
I think in general heavy cakes last well, and light cakes don't. We made Devils Food cake for dd's birthday and really it was best hot, but it was still good a week later (it's a very brownie/fudgish sort of cake).
Thanks all. I'll try to manage it Thu morning then.
Pidge, I have a great fruitcake recipe that's incredibly speedy and doesn't need maturing - made it for DD2's bday the other day and got loads of compliments - it's a Mary Berry one - the secret ingredient is mincemeat