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How to store creamy chocolate frosting. Store in the airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Or, store your homemade chocolate frosting in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. You can also freeze the frosting for up to a month.
To store frosted cakes in the refrigerator, chill the uncovered cake in the fridge for at least 15 minutes so that the frosting hardens slightly, and then cover with plastic wrap. Before serving, allow the cake to sit on the counter for about 30 minutes. Learn how to freeze a frosted cake for up to two months.
Keep your cakes cool or at room temperature. Heat will cause frosting to melt and slide and it dries out the sponge. In summer, or if your kitchen is very warm, it is better to refrigerate your cakes and then allow to come up to room temperature if you plan to serve them at a later time.
Frosting a warm cake will make it crumble and fall apart, so wait until the outside is completely cool to the touch before you start frosting it. You can also make the frosting process easier by using room-temperature frosting, instead of frosting that has been refrigerated.
Most cakes, frosted and unfrosted, cut and uncut, are perfectly fine at room temperature for several days. If you do refrigerate, wrap unfrosted cakes in plastic to protect them from absorbing any weird fridge smells and to protect them from drying out, and then unwrap it to warm up on the counter before serving.
Most cakes – frosted, unfrosted, cut, or uncut – are fine for several days when properly stored at room temperature. Before refrigerating, wrap unfrosted cakes in plastic wrap to protect it from drying out or absorbing refrigerator smells.
Food Network Kitchens: Yes, you should always refrigerate any cake or cupcake that has cream cheese frosting. Take it out of the refrigerator an hour or two before you’d like to serve it so the frosting has time to come to room temperature and the cake layers lose their chill.