Can I freeze cheesecake

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “can I freeze cheesecake?” We will also discuss how you can store your cheesecake to last longer, the best way to use it, and how to thaw it properly.

Can I freeze cheesecake?

Yes, you can freeze cheesecake. Cheesecake is one of the very few cakes that can be stored in the freezer. However, this does not mean that the features of the cake will not be affected.

Most cheeses freeze good, some of them might end up with a soggy texture, so, if you want to use frozen cheesecake for an important date, it is better to test how well it freezes that kind of cake, not all recipes are the same so that is why it is important to perform the test first. 

What is cheesecake and how is it made?

Cheesecake is a delicious cake that is the favorite of a lot of people all over the world. It is made with a custard-kind filling as the batter and cookie dough as the side crust. Just imagine that mixture of textures, it is just amazing!

The amazing custard is made of

  • Sweetened cheese curds.
  • Eggs.
  • Milk.
  • Sugar.
  • Flavorings.

Cheesecake can be prepared in the New York or the Italian style, 

  • New York-style. The filling of the cheesecake is dense and rich.
  • Italian style. The filling of the cheesecake is light and fluffy, made with ricotta cheese.

Also, nuts or fruit can be added to cheesecake. Do you prefer plain cheesecake or do you prefer it with toppings?  

What is the shelf life of cheesecake?

Cheesecake should be kept in the fridge instead of at room temperature. Refrigerating cheesecake can keep its shelf life for 3 to 4 days. However, if you have bought your cake, it can last for up to 5 to 7 days in the fridge.

So, if you do not think that you can eat the whole cheesecake you have bought you can place it in the freezer, this will enlarge its shelf life noticeably. Well-stored in the fridge, cheesecake can last for up to 4 to 5 months.

How can you tell when your cheesecake has gone bad?

As delicious as it is, cheesecake does not exhibit a long shelf life, when this time has arrived, you need to be able to detect the signs that warn you about rotten cheesecake. Some factors that you need to consider before eating cheesecake are

  • Aging. When your cheesecake is no longer fresh, you will notice crusty and split edges. Also, you can detect the filling tastes rubbery, and if more toppings were added, they can also taste different. 
  • Yellow coloration and gray spots. When the cheesecake has lost its freshness, you can notice a yellow coloration accompanied by some gray spots. Do not eat cheesecake with these features.
  • Mold growth. As with any other food, if you notice mold growth in your cheesecake, you should discard it. Also, if you keep your cake at room temperature for more than two hours, this can cause mold to grow.
  • Sour smell. If you notice a stale smell in any dairy product, like cheesecake, you should not eat it, as it can indicate some bacteria activity.

What is the best way to freeze cheesecake? 

Depending on the amount of cheesecake you want to freeze, you will need to attend to certain recommendations to enlarge its life as much as possible.

  • To freeze whole cheesecakes. First, you need to place the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, make sure your cheesecake is fully cool before placing it in the freezer. First, freeze it uncovered for 1 hour, take it out, wrap it in plastic wrap, label and freeze it!
  • If you want to freeze cheesecake slices. First, you need to let it cool if freshly baked, if not, place the uncovered slices in the freezer for just an hour. Wrap each slice in foil and place it in a freezer bag. Store it in the freezer, and that is it!

It is recommended to check your cheesecake month by month, to check for any spoilage signs.

How long can cheesecake be stored in the freezer?

Cheesecake does not exhibit a large shelf life, as it can only last for up to 7 days when kept in the fridge. Freezing is a method that can enlarge its shelf life for up to 2 months! It is such a huge difference.

Always, before consuming cheesecake stored in the fridge or the freezer, make sure you check for any spoilage signs and discard it if needed.

If you want to prepare a variation of the classic recipe, we leave you a frozen cheesecake with Baileys & chocolate, tell us if you prepare it!

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “can I freeze cheesecake?” We have also discussed other queries related to the subject at hand. 

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Citations

https://www.canyoufreezethis.com/can-you-freeze-cheesecake/

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/frozen-cheesecake-baileys-chocolate

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.