Freeze Sour Cream Pound Cake

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Easy step by step instructions on how to freeze a whole pound cake or pound cake slices.

We pound cake aficionados know pound cakes are a large, dense cake. Because of this, there are often leftovers. So, instead of throwing those pound cake leftovers out or consuming them all yourself (I have no experience with this. Heard about it from a friend), freeze them. Yes, store those pounds in the freezer instead of your hips and thighs.

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Can You Freeze Pound Cake?

YES! Pound cake freezes very well. In fact, I believe pound cake tastes better after serving some freezer time.
Pound cakes are a great cake to bake ahead of time, freeze and thaw a day before needed. My mom often keeps a spare, “just in case” pound cake in the freezer.

How Long Can You Freeze Pound Cake?

You can freeze pound cake between 4 to 6 months and it will retain its delicious taste. It can be frozen over 6 months, but you might sacrifice some taste.

How To Freeze Delicious Pound Cake

How To Freeze A Whole Pound Cake (Or More Than A Large Slice)

  • Make sure the cake is completely cooled.
  • With plastic wrap, wrap the cake 2 or 3 times. Verify all of the cake is covered.

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Freeze Pound Cake
  • Wrap 2 or 3 times with aluminum foil.  Make certain all the cake is covered.
Pound Cake (How To Freeze)
  • Put in a large freezer storage bag or container.  If you don’t have one large enough, freeze the cake, wrapped well, in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
  • Place whole cake or leftover cake in freezer.

How To Freeze Pound Cake Slices

  • Wrap your slices individually in plastic wrap.  Making sure the whole slice is covered.
How To Freeze Pound Cake Slices
  • Then wrap the slice in aluminum foil. Making sure the whole slice is covered.
Freeze Pound Cake By The Slice
  • Place slices in freezer storage bag or container.
  • Place in freezer

Tips On How To Freeze Leftover Cake

  • Make sure your cake is cool before you start to wrap to it.
  • Cakes can absorb other smells from the freezer, so try not to place it in a smelly freezer. (Yum, a fish flavored pound cake.)
  • Refrigerating cakes can dry them out. It’s better to let them cool on the counter.
  • Thaw your cakes while they’re still wrapped. This way condensation will not form on the cake, but the wrapping.

Final Thoughts On How To Freeze Pound Cake (Properly)

Whether freezing a whole cake pound cake , a portion of a pound cake or pound cake slices it’s important to do it properly. You can get a lot of smiles, servings and calories from a pound cake frozen correctly.
Remember pound cake tastes even better after serving some time in the freezer.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

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  1. Can’t find a print option for these instructions on freezing pound cake. Am I missing something? Would love to print this. Any suggestions/help?

    1. This is so sweet. I’m so glad you found this helpful. I didn’t use a recipe card for this, so there’s no print option offered. The only thing I can say is highlight the instructions, right click and hit print. I am sorry there is no print button. Thanks for making me aware of this.

  2. Hi! I haven’t yet tried this but will be shortly. Wondering if you can tell me after I freeze my Almond Pound Cake I usually sprinkle it with confectionery sugar after it has cooled however I’m a little nervous after it comes out of the freezer after sitting the confectionery sugar will melt (sort of speak) from being cool damp. Any additional thoughts for this. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for your question. I’ve actually frozen pound cake sprinkled with powdered sugar. Some of it will rub off due to the plastic wrap. There might be a little of the melt you’re speaking of. It’s not as pretty as when you first sprinkled it, but it still taste delicious. Please let me know how everything turns out. Thanks again.

  3. Hi Liz! Thank you so much for the helpful article. I want to make blueberry pound cake layers (in 6 inch and 8 inch round pans) using box cake mix. I want to freeze the layers for 2 weeks. Will this method work for those too? I’ve seen a lot of articles saying you can freeze pound cake but they don’t specify if you can freeze pound cake that is 1) made from box mix 2) has fresh fruit in it.

    Thanks again 🙂

    1. Yes you can freeze it. I have frozen pound cake with fruit in it and it does just fine. I’ve never frozen a pound cake made from a box, but that should make no difference. Thanks so much for your question.

  4. I was just wondering when you are ready to thaw the pound cake, do you leave it wrapped until it is completely thawed?

    1. That’s what I do. I leave it wrapped and in the fridge until thawed. Great question. Thanks

  5. When I freeze things, the last wrapping is brown paper bags. Hardly ever get frost and when freezing small things, can put several in the same bag. I fold over the top of the bag and tape it.

    1. Great, if that works for you, keep it up.

  6. Crystal M Cannon says:

    Hi, Love This! Can I put icing on a poundcake after it thaws?

    1. Oh yes you can. In fact, from what I’ve read about freezing cakes, it’s best to put it on icing after your cake or pound cake has been frozen and thawed as opposed to before. Thanks for your question.

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