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Old 04-25-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
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Moist cake too moist

I'm going to let my two halves of the cake dry out for more than an hour or two. The reason why?

They're so moist that after maybe five days on, I saw tiny black specks on the cake. Guess what that was? Mold.

Dunken Heines cake box. "SUPER MOIST DELICIOUS CAKE".

When I tossed it out, the bottom was almost wet, five days on.

I'll continue to buy them? For $2.50 , that's what grocery stores charge for just one slice.

I guess a covered cake should be consumed before 5 days.

Hehe..tiny black specks.

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Old 04-25-2019, 05:55 PM   #2
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Cake freezes well, so you could slice it and freeze the slices. If you're icing it, put that on when you're ready to eat it.
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:27 PM   #3
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I never thought of slicing up cake and freezing portions. Thanks. I bet cake freezes and thaws up well. There's a Sienfeld TV show episode where a slice of cold stored royal wedding cake is mistakenly eaten up by Elane. It was years old kept in a safe and worth thousands. She liked it.
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I agree once again with GG. Cake freezes very well. So if you like it on day one, then freeze it by day three
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:51 PM   #5
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Baked a cake last night. It was quite moist when taken out of the pans. I set the two rounds on paper towels and they sopped up quite a bit of moisture. Tomorrow I'll be receiving 25 plastic individual cake containers. I'll follow the advice given here and cut the cake slices into individual portions and freeze half the cake. I'll have to make sure they close tightly. Thanks for the tip !

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Old 05-05-2019, 09:07 PM   #6
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You might try two things:

Lessen the amount of oil you use in the batter.

The oil you used might be rancid. Oil goes bad. Keep oil in the frig and buy in small amounts if you don't usually go through oil quickly.
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