How to Freshen Stale Cake

Written by monica patrick | 13/05/2017
How to Freshen Stale Cake
Add a punch of flavour to your cakes by using liqueur. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Catching a cake on sale is a satisfying experience, but your half-price treat may end up tasting stale. Stale cake feels crumbly and dry. You don't have to throw away cakes that seem less fresh. With a few techniques you can re-moisten cakes and enjoy them longer. Liven up any type of cake, whether frosted, plain or cream-filled. Softening techniques are good for small or large cakes. Freshen up a party cake or a simple dessert anytime you like.

Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a small saucepan. Preheat the oven to 177 degrees Celsius.

Place the cake in the baking pan. Brush the cake top and sides with melted butter using the basting brush.

Heat up the cake for 15 minutes and then remove it from the oven and serve.

Pour 4 tablespoons of liqueur into a plastic cake container. Place the cake inside the container.

Place the lid on the container. Refrigerate the cake for one hour before serving.

Remove cake from container. Take the layers apart carefully by sliding the layers off with a spatula. Soak the unfrosted tops with liqueur, brushing it on with a basting brush.

Things you need

  • Softened butter
  • Basting brush
  • Baking dish
  • Liqueur
  • Container with a lid
  • Spatula

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