Properly Storing Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple upside down cake’s a classic favorite, but if you’ve got any leftovers you need to store the cake properly so that it keeps all of its delicious flavors.

But how should you do this?

Well, the short answer is that you’ll need to wrap the cake so it stays right for 2 days maximum under room temperature.

To do this, simply put a plastic topper over its top (if you’ve got a round pineapple upside down cake). Alternatively, stick toothpicks into it in a few places, then place some plastic wrap over it.

However, there is so much more to learn about how you store your pineapple upside down cake properly, and we’ve got all the answers below!

In our handy guide you’ll learn how you store pineapple upside down cake the proper way under room temperature, how to freeze and thaw it, the proper way to keep it in your fridge, and much more. Read on!

How You Can Properly Store Pineapple Upside Down Cake Under Room Temperature

As we touched on in the introduction, there are two key ways for you to keep your pineapple upside down cake properly stored under room temperature.

Whichever way you pick, it’s essential that you do it correctly, because otherwise this deliciously moist cake will become dry!

Store these ways, your cake should last up to two days under room temperature.

Using A Plastic Topper

The first method is definitely the easiest way, though it’s going to work best if your pineapple upside down cake has a round shape.

To do it, simply get a plastic topper and place it over the cake, making sure that the whole dessert is covered. That’s it!

Using Plastic Wrap With Toothpicks

The other method will require a little more effort, and you’ll need several toothpicks and some plastic wrap.

To start, stick toothpicks into the cake at several evenly-spaced points. By the end, your cake should look like a porcupine!

Now place plastic wrap loosely over its toothpick-ed top section, with the wrap resting on the toothpicks.

If you’re wondering, the toothpicks are used so that the plastic wrap doesn’t stick to your cake, which would ruin it when you remove it!

How Is Pineapple Upside Down Cake Made?

Pineapple upside down cake is a massively unique dessert, because it’s cooked so that it’s (you guessed it!) upside down, before being flipped for presentation!

Lining The Baking Pan

As a result, bakers will first take their baking pan and add pineapples to it. With those, they’ll also add maraschino cherries and brown sugar.

Finally, the actual cake batter is added on top of all that!

Flipping It

The cake is baked, before being flipped after it’s come out from the oven.

How To Freeze The Delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Although storing pineapple upside down cake in the ways we outlined earlier will only let you keep it for 2 days maximum, it is possible to freeze the cake instead – allowing you to keep it for 3 months maximum instead!

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Waiting For The Cake To Cool

If you’re going to freeze pineapple upside down cake, then you first need to make sure it’s cooled down completely. This is to prevent any extra steam moisture being trapped when you wrap it.

Covering The Cake

Once it’s completely cooled, you’ll want to first cover its top, fruity side of the cake with some parchment paper or wax paper.

This is going to stop this sticky side from sticking to the next part, the aluminum foil.

Wrapping The Cake

Next up, get some aluminum foil and wrap it around the whole cake.

Airtight Container

After it’s wrapped in the foil, you’ll then need to put it in a good airtight container.

This is partly so that the cake doesn’t suffer from freezer burn, which makes the food dry.

Putting It In Your Freezer

With the cake fully wrapped up, now you can put it in your freezer. While in there, it will last up to three months.

How To Thaw The Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Of course, you’ll need to thaw the pineapple upside down cake in order to then eat it after it’s been frozen.

Putting It In Your Fridge

First, remove your cake from the freezer and put it straight in your fridge. Leave it in there the night before you’d like to eat it, and leave it staying there overnight.

Warming To Reach Room Temperature

On the next day, you need to make sure that the cake is thawed, then unwrap it and leave it out under room temperature.

This helps allow it to warm up a bit, which helps bring out the delicious flavors better.

How You Store Your Upside Down Pineapple Cake In The Refrigerator

Of course, you can also just keep your pineapple upside down cake in the refrigerator to help it last longer.

Though it obviously won’t last as long as in your freezer, it will last longer than when you leave it out under room temperature.

Storing It In Time

To start, make sure that you’re storing your cake no more than twenty four hours after you’ve baked it.

Covering The Cake

In that time period, cover it with the methods we mentioned earlier: plastic topper or toothpicks and plastic wrap.

Make sure that the cake has cooled first!

Store It In Your Fridge

After that, put the cake in the refrigerator!

Properly stored there, the cake should last up to four days.

Does Pineapple Upside Down Cake Go Bad?

Like all cakes, pineapple upside down cake will go bad when it isn’t stored properly. This not only ruins the taste, but can lead to health risks too.

This is especially true because of its fruit. These have lots of moisture, so they can get contaminated easily if stored incorrectly.

Final Thoughts

Pineapple upside down cake should last two days if stored properly under room temperature, but longer in your fridge or freezer.

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Kathryn Sewell

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