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Freezing Leftover Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Asked by Pashapud. Answered on 27th March 2021

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I love the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake but find we can’t eat it all quickly, so I’d like to freeze slices to be able to enjoy it later.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake
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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake
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Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake (from FEAST) is a moist chocolate sponge cake that has a sour cream ganache-type icing. It should be possible to freeze leftovers in slices, but you will need to open freeze the slices by laying them on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment (parchment paper).

Once the cake slices are solid they can be wrapped individually with food wrap and then put in a resealable container and stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. To thaw, unwrap slices and leave them on a plate at room temperature for 1-2 hours (the time will depend on how thick the slices are and the temperature of the room). Individual slices stale fairly quickly, so we suggest eating them within 24 hours.

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