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CHOCOLATE CAKE, FRESHLY BAKED - HOMEMADE OR BAKERY

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1-2 days*
Refrigerator
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7 days
Freezer
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4-6 months

Tips

  • How long does chocolate cake last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep freshly baked chocolate cake in a dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of chocolate cake, cover with foil or plastic wrap to prevent drying out.
  • Properly stored, freshly baked chocolate cake will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.
  • *Refrigerate immediately any cake that contains frosting or filling made with dairy products or eggs, such as buttercream, whipped cream or custard frostings or fillings.
  • How long does chocolate cake last in the fridge? Freshly baked chocolate cake will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge when properly stored; when refrigerating, cover with foil or plastic wrap to prevent cake from drying out.
  • Can you freeze chocolate cake? Yes, to freeze: wrap chocolate cake tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does chocolate cake last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - chocolate cake that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if chocolate cake is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the chocolate cake: discard any that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the chocolate cake.

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