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Old 01-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Can I get away with making this 2 days ahead?

This is an Italian Almond Cake. One site said you can make it a day ahead and to keep it in an airtight containor on the counter (not in the refrigerator).

Any chance I can get away with making it two days ahead?

I''m thinking about making a simple chocolate ganche made with real cream and chocolate for the top.

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Old 01-14-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Cakes generally get better with a little age - if you keep it in the fridge, well covered (like in a cake keeper) I don't see any reason why you can't make it two days ahead. I wouldn't leave it on the counter if it has cream in the frosting...
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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This is an Italian Almond Cake. One site said you can make it a day ahead and to keep it in an airtight containor on the counter (not in the refrigerator)...

Unless you plan on eating this cake all at once, it's going to last more than a couple of days. I think it will be OK.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:31 PM   #4
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I forgot to include the link for the cake. The recipe actually doesn't include the chocolate ganache so it was talking about leaving it on the counter up to a day ahead without the ganache.

Italian Almond Cake - Giada De Laurentiis Recipe : Recipezaar
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:46 AM   #5
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I think the danger is with it drying out? So maybe putting it in the fridge in an airtight container instead of on the counter for two days would be better?
Just a guess, not really sure...
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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I would wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge until you frost it.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:05 AM   #7
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I would keep this cake out of the fridge, it will be fine. I would only refrigerate it if you're in a hot country, have you got a Tupperware cake container? This would be perfect till you need to put the topping on. I've never seen Italians put cakes in the fridge.
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