How to Reheat Cake [Have Your Cake & Reheat It Too!]
Some desserts are best eaten when frozen, but cake isn’t one. This baked confectioner has a soft and moist texture that you can only enjoy when the cake is either room temperature or a tad bit warm.
Thanks to technology and modern ways of heating food, you can quickly heat your cake and enjoy it in under 15 minutes. Microwaves, ovens, air fryers, and even the open stove are some of the items you can use to reheat frozen cake.
Special attention is essential when it comes to reheating this sweet dish. So, if you are wondering how to go about this, here are some of the ways you can reheat cake in your home.
Traditional ovens happen to be the most effective tools that you can use to reheat cake. First, they distribute heat evenly. Additionally, they have a unique feature that enables you to adjust the temperature to the desired degree.
These two properties make it easy even for novices to reheat anything, as long as they have instructions. If you want to heat your frozen cake in the oven, here is what you need to do.
- Take a baking dish and line it all around using foil paper. You don’t want your cake sticking on the surfaces, so do not skip this bit
- Place your cake in the dish and cover using foil paper too
- Set the temperature to 250°F
- Place your baking dish at the center of the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes
- Remove your cake from the oven and serve with your preferred accompaniment
You won’t need to preheat the oven for this step since you do not want to shock the cake with a high temperature at once. The trick is to get into it.
When you want to reheat cake in the microwave, you have to be careful not to dry it out. You can achieve it by selecting the perfect temperature.
If it is too hot, you risk having a rock in the place of the cake, and if you set the temperature too low, your cake will end up soggy. What’s the perfect way to do it then, you ask? Here is how.
- Let the cake thaw to room temperature
- Place the cake on a microwave-proof dish and place it in the microwave oven
- Use medium temperature and buzz the cake in 20-second intervals until you achieve your desired outcome
- Between each buzz, give it a 10-seconds rest to allow the heat to distribute evenly into the cake
- Let it rest in the microwave for about 20 seconds before taking it out
- Take it out of the oven and serve
Air fryer heating
Air fryers are tiny ovens, which means that you can use them to reheat almost anything, including a cake.
However, they have a drying effect on most meals, and the fact that they have limited space makes this effect work much faster. To avoid drying your cake while reheating using this gadget, here is what you should do.
- Take out your thawed cake and place it in a baking dish
- Find a little stand and place it in the air fryer
- Secure your baking dish on this stand and cover using an airtight lid
- Se the temperature to 200°F
- Cover the air fryer and bake for 5-10 minutes, depending on your dish’s thickness
- Let the cake rest in the air fryer for a little while before taking it out
- Serve warm
It is pretty unlikely to find anyone reheating cake in a pot, but if it gets to worse and you have no other option, we have you covered.
This option is pretty straightforward, but you may need to pay close attention to the cake as you reheat. Here are the steps you should follow to reheat the cake in the pot successfully.
- Find a baking tin and line it using foil paper
- Start with room temperature cake and place it in the baking tin
- Cover the tin with foil paper or an airtight lid
- Take out a medium to a large-sized pot and place it on the stove
- Place a stand in the middle of the pot and secure the baking dish on it
- Cover the pot and bake for 15-20 minutes
- Allow the confectioner to rest for a few minutes in the pot before serving
Reheating cake may seem easy if you are warming one with no topping or cream. However, if your cake has cream of any kind, you have to regulate the heat to avoid melting or overheating it. On the flip side, little heat will have the middle too cold and the covering warm.