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Freezing Coffee Walnut Cake

Asked by Oohalloran. Answered on 2nd May 2018

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Can you freeze the Coffee And Walnut Cake and how long can you keep it frozen? Also how do I defrost it for and should it be frozen with or without icing?

Coffee and Walnut Layer Cake
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Coffee and Walnut Layer Cake
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Nigella's Coffee And Walnut Layer Cake (from KITCHEN) will freeze well but we recommend that you freeze the sponge layers without any icing on them. Wrap each sponge tightly in a double layer of clingfilm (plastic wrap) and a layer of foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw the sponges unwrap the layers and stand on a wire rack at room temperature for 3-4 hours.

The buttercream icing can be frozen separately in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw the icing overnight in the fridge and then remove the container from the fridge 1-2 hours before using so that it can come back to room temperature. Beat the buttercream briefly before using.

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  • I've made this - it's a great cake. Personally what I had left I just put in a sealed tub and put in the freezer (iced and all) just took out a chunk when I wanted it and let it come up to room temp - was just as good! I tried to use it within a month.

    Posted by MiniTed on 13th May 2018
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