There’s nothing like enjoying a slice of cake, with or without an occasion. You can prepare those recipes you love whenever you like instead of waiting around for a moment to celebrate. Simply freeze the cake in individual servings to pull out and eat anytime a craving strikes. Here’s how to do it.
Keep your layer cake fresh by using a technique involving parchment paper or waxed paper. You’re going to want to press the paper directly onto the cut sides of the cake. This will hold in the moisture to prevent the cake from drying out. Freeze the slices like this on a baking sheet until the frosting is firm. Some frosted cakes will freeze faster than others but try leaving it overnight to protect decorative layers. On the next day, you can wrap the pieces in plastic wrap, then stack to save space.
When you’re ready to enjoy a slice, simply plate the frozen slices right out of the freezer. The less you move the cake around as it starts to thaw, the better. Individual slices will thaw out more quickly but you can enjoy it even mid-thaw. If you’d like to freeze larger chunks of cake, instead of individually, you can apply the same method. Protect cut ends with parchment paper, freeze overnight, and wrap in plastic wrap until ready to serve.
Source: the Kitchn