Freeze Ahead Cake Recipes

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Chocolate Cherry Cake. Linda Larsen

Cakes freeze beautifully, especially when they're unfrosted. For more information about making and assembling perfect cakes, read through Cake Science. These freeze ahead cake recipes are delicious, easy, and festive.

Freeze Ahead Cake Recipes

  • Chocolate Cherry Cake
    This super simple cake is made from a cake mix and canned cherry pie filling. Cool it completely after frosting, wrap, and freeze. let stand at room temperature for 2-3 hours to thaw.
  • Chocolate Layer Cake
    When the cake layers have cooled, wrap them well in freezer wrap or waxed paper and foil, then label and freeze. Remove from the freezer and let thaw on the counter for 2-3 hours. Then fill and frost with Chocolate Frosting or sweetened whipped cream.
  • White Layer Cake
    Let these cake layers cool completely on a wire rack, then wrap well, label, and freeze. Remove from the freezer and let thaw on the counter for a few hours. Fill and frost with raspberry jam and some sweetened whipped cream.
  • White Chocolate Maple Mousse Cake
    The finely ground white chocolate gives this cake the most tender, velvety texture. Make and cool the layers, wrap them well, and freeze. To thaw and assemble, thaw the layers on the counter for 1-2 hours. Make the filling, white chocolate topping, and frosting and fill and frost the cake as directed in the recipe. (Store this cake in the refrigerator.)
  • Simple Chocolate Cake
    Bake this cake and let it cool completely; do not frost it before freezing. Wrap and label and cake and freeze up to 3 months. To thaw and frost, let the cake stand on the counter for 2-3 hours. Then prepare the frosting as directed in the recipe and pour it over the cake. Let stand about 1 hour to cool, then slice and serve.