Leftover cake: How long does it keep in the fridge?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@leenh78:  I am super cautious about leftovers so my general rule of thumb is a week. However, if it tastes and smells fine without any mold I would say you are okay.

Post # 4
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Treejewel19:  I like the way you think. My rule’s 1 week too! If it still looks, smells & tastes the same after that, I feed it to DH’s friends.

I feel like raspberry filling might make the cake soggy. I’d toss it once it starts to lose its firmness but if its still keeping it together & looking delicious, GO TO TOWN!! 😀

Post # 5
8498 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I ate most of my leftovers and I threw the rest out after a week (I had gotten through most of it by then) . Mine was so delicious I ate it every night!!  It probably would have been okay a few days beyond that though.

Post # 6
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@leenh78:  i wouldn’t know b/c cake does not last that long in my house. 

you can always freeze it if you don’t think you will consume it in a reasonable timeframe.

Post # 7
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Totally fine. Enjoy!

Post # 8
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

http://www.stilltasty.com says 7 days in fridge. I bet you could go a bit longer. It might get a little stale but it won’t hurt you.

Post # 10
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@leenh78:  7 days is my general rule of thumb for cooked food unless it smells, looks funny, or it’s chicken or fish (3 days for those).

Post # 11
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The general rule on Leftovers is 3 or 4 Days.

BUT cake (like bread) is a lot more stable than a lot of things (veggies, meat, etc)… so you should be able to get away with up to 7 Days.

Lol, altho if there was Cake, Pie or other Desserts in my Fridge, I too wouldn’t have to worry about timelines… cause they’d be gone already !!

Hope this helps,


Post # 12
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We had a lot of cake left over from our wedding too. Since we were heading on our honeymoon the next day, I stuck it in the freezer while we were gone. I thawed it out when we got home, and it lasted about another week after that. It started to get stale after a while.

Post # 13
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We ate wedding cake for over a week.  At $10/slice we weren’t throwing that shit away!

Plus it was so good!

Post # 14
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sure 7-10 days is fine. You can also freeze it.

Post # 16
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Cake is fine for a week and a half 😛

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