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Best make-ahead/freeze-ahead cake recipe?

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franch Mon 09-Feb-09 18:14:38

My best so far are
Nigella's clementine cake
Nigella's almond & orange blossom cake
Mary Berry's family fruit cake

All for 'maturing' rather than freezing

More to add to my repertoire gratefully received

franch Mon 09-Feb-09 19:35:42

post-bedtime bump

GrimmaTheNome Mon 09-Feb-09 19:37:58

I find that chocolate sponge of any sort freezes well - I always make ahead for DDs birthday cake, then get out and ice the day before party.

franch Mon 09-Feb-09 19:39:34

thanks Grimma. I have a nice easy (Mary Berry) chocolate orange cake recipe - might try freezing that.

franch Mon 09-Feb-09 20:17:44

Any other ideas anyone?

franch Tue 10-Feb-09 10:33:50


Ceolas Tue 10-Feb-09 11:38:00

The Dinner Lady's Gingerbread recipe 'matures' after a day or two and keeps for a week or so. Were you thinking longer than this?

I have heard that LDC freees well but not tried it myself yet.

franch Tue 10-Feb-09 11:40:35

Oh yes, gingerbread - Nigella's is good too. Thanks Ceolas. I was just thinking a day or two upwards.


Ceolas Tue 10-Feb-09 11:52:51

Sorry, the world famous Lemon Drizzle Cake

franch Tue 10-Feb-09 11:56:11

Aha! Bizarrely, I've actually tasted this - the original itself, chez Marslady. Years ago - and I still remember how nice it was! Great idea!

franch Tue 10-Feb-09 12:21:36

You'd do the drizzle bit after defrosting tho, wouldn't you?

Ceolas Tue 10-Feb-09 14:06:18

Yes that sounds sensible. Never tried it though

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