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Can you freeze cake?

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OldieMum Wed 20-Aug-08 13:24:59

We have a glut of courgettes and I want to make a courgette cake or two, on the (probably unrealistic) assumption that my family won't scoff them as soon as they are cooked. Can I freeze them?

spinspinsugar Wed 20-Aug-08 13:27:24

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Pidge Wed 20-Aug-08 13:29:02

Yes, in fact I came across someone who even claimed it improved the texture! Not so sure about that.

Are you doing Nigella's courgette cake? I've often wondered what it's like.

OldieMum Wed 20-Aug-08 13:30:53

I've never made courgette cake before, but Nigella's is the one I have in mind.

Pidge Wed 20-Aug-08 13:40:12

Let me know if it tastes good! I'm currently without an oven (and have been since beginning of June) so need a bit of cake baking by proxy to enjoy!

OldieMum Wed 20-Aug-08 17:17:50

Will do. Will be making them in the next couple of days - not sure when.

Overmydeadbody Wed 20-Aug-08 20:14:28

yes you can freeze it. Either freeze it without any topping and then add the topping once it has defrosted, or if freezing with the topping, open freeze first till the topping is hard, then wrap it in clingfilm, and then remove all wrapping before defrosting.

Lemontart Wed 20-Aug-08 20:17:35

Agree about freezing - although not convinced it is a good idea to freeze with topping. I defrosted a carrot cake with the usual cream cheese type topping and was a disaster. The topping seemed to separate when defrosted and made the cake soggy.. Could have been a one off or to do with the topping but recommend you play safe and freeze untopped

zoejeanne Thu 21-Aug-08 13:09:11

I often freeze cakes - but not the topping. I've successfully frozen a pumpkin cake before, so I don't see why courgette would be different

feetheart Thu 21-Aug-08 13:20:17

Usually make one and freeze half. That way we don't scoff it all and I can whip out cake if people are coming around and seem like a domestic goddess grin
Have done it with carrot cake, banana and chocolate cake, lemon drizzle cake and a few others I can't remember.

OldieMum Tue 26-Aug-08 20:43:30

We ate all the courgette cake, as it was so delicious!!! But it's good to know I can freeze the next one. Thanks to all.

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