Originally Posted by ellawillow
So I just read your post about 'never ever putting mud cake in the fridge' and my first thought is 'Eeeeeeeek' as this is what I have always done...and it is usually for a few days before I ice it. When I say I put it in the fridge - it is when I first make it....wrap it a few times in cling wrag and then pop in a freezer bag and into the fridge. Sometimes it is in for a few days - others just overnight. What should I be doing? Also is it ok to freeze it - say a week or so or is this the same thing.
Yes yes, most certainly freeze them - actually a mud cake that has been in the freezer usually is better than one that hasn't been.
Some will differ - they can - but many of us agree that it helps with the setting process and the *mud* side of the cake.
I always pop mine in the freezer after baking
Wrap as you do - and straight into the freezer.
I believe that by popping them into the fridge dries them...sounds odd - but you can notice the difference after you have taken one rom the fridge and one from the freezer.
Most certainly - you can freeze a mud cake for up to 3 months without any harm happening.
Mine are only in there for roughly 24 - 30 hours - take them out in the evening - leave completely covered in there wrapping overnight on the bench - in the morning one by one I unwrap and start filling - allow that to settle for a few hours - then cover in ganache and then allow that to settle/firm overnight ... then the decorating begins next morning
Again - everybody has *their* way of doing things...
This is my way - and never had a complaint yet as to the texture or the taste
Just the same as I don't freeze a fruit cake - I prefer to wrap in many layers of baking paper - then glad wrap - then foil.
Keep in a tin in the bottom dark pantry for at least 3 months for it to mature.
Sometimes a frozen food item can have a certain *frozen flour* taste about it.... that's why I don't freeze fruit cakes - (but you can - no caking law against it)
Just like I don't like the taste of a frozen scone or hot cross buns...again - that frozen flour taste best describes it.
Would love to hear your thoughts. I wrote an epic for you... lolllllllllllllllll