How long do Cakes Last in Fridge? [All Types of Cake]

How long does Cakes last

You baked a delicious cake at home and now wondering, how long cakes last in the fridge.

Well, the life of a cake depends on the factors like ingredients used, storage methods, and freezing techniques.

How Long do Cakes remain fresh to Eat?

If you buy a cake from a cake store then you can refer to the expiration date but if it isn’t mentioned then you can judge it by the ingredients it contains. 

Typically cake can remain fresh to eat for only 3 to 4 days. If the cake is stored in the fridge by covering it with an airtight container then it can last for a few more days. 

How long do Frosted Cake last in Fridge?

Frosted cakes are cakes that have a fluffy creamy coating on them. 

But how long does frosted cake last in the fridge depends on the ingredients of the cake whether it is filled with cream and almonds or covered with fondants? Generally, spongy cakes can last for 3 to 4 days in the fridge but cakes with cheese, fresh fruits, and custard last for 1 or 2 days. 

How do you know when the cake is bad?

If mold starts growing on the cake then you should not consume it as you can fall sick. Even cakes that smell weird should be avoided. 

A most common trait of cake being stale is that the texture becomes hard and dry as moisture evaporates. Consuming stale cakes can cause food poisoning. 

Chocolate Cake

Tip to Store a Frosted Cake

To store a frosted cake the right way first you must keep it in the freezer for 15 minutes so that the frosting becomes hard and then cover it with a plastic container. Before serving let the cake be on the table for 30 minutes. 

How long is Frosted cake Safe to Eat? 

The best place to store frosted cakes is in the refrigerator. An uncut frosted cake can stay fresh for up to 5 days and a frosted cut cake can last 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Frosted cakes containing dairy ingredients should be kept in the fridge as early as possible.  

If you want to store it for the long term then you have to freeze the frosted cake. By doing this the cake can last fresh for up to 12 months. Cheesecakes and angel food cakes are fresh to eat if frozen for 3 to 4 months. 

Different Types of Cakes and Their Storage Tips & Duration

Here is a list of your favorite cakes with safe storage duration and tips.  

Type of CakeSafe Storage DurationStorage Tip
Angel Food Cake1 Week in fridgeCover it with plastic wraps before storing it in the fridge.
Chocolate Cake1 Week in fridge Use foil or plastic wrap to protect the cake from drying out.
Sponge Cake1 or 2 Weeks Store it in airtight containers.
Red Velvet Cake 5 to 6 Days in fridgePlace it in airtight containers and store it in the fridge.
Vegan Cake5 days at room temperatureStore it in a sealed food bag at normal room temperature


Cake lasts for more than two days or more, depending on the ingredients they are made from. Be sure to check the safe storage duration of your cake and follow the storage tips in the above table. 

Make sure you finish your cake asap and don’t wait till the last day of the storage life.

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