How do I stop my fruit cake going Mouldy?

How do I stop my fruit cake going Mouldy?

To stop cakes going mouldy, avoid storing the cakes in lidded plastic containers. Heat and condensation can easily build up inside them and that’s what starts the mould process. Try using a good old-fashioned cake tin with a secure lid, and wrap your cakes in tinfoil before storing them.

Can fruit cake mold?

Fruit cakes that have been soaked in rum or brandy are less susceptible to mold. Fruit cakes that contain alcohol can last for several months and still be edible as long as they have been properly stored.

Why do cakes get moldy?

The cake can also absorb water from the air if it is very humid (you mentioned the rainy season). If the cake does absorb water (as opposed to drying out and getting hard), it will present a hospitable environment to the mold spores that settle from the air, and they will begin to grow.

Can Christmas cakes go off?

Now, experts have said the Christmas treats can be eaten long past their use-by-date. The U.S. Department for Agriculture advises fruit cakes can last up to three months in the fridge and up to a year in the freezer. But food safety experts believe they could last even longer than this.

How long will Christmas cake keep without alcohol?

Fruitcakes without any alcohol should be consumed within a few days of baking or tightly wrapped and frozen for up to six months.

What can you soak fruit in instead of alcohol?

For a non-alcoholic version, soak the dried fruits in orange juice/grape juice and store it in the refrigerator. Soak it only a week before you intend baking the cake. You may use other dried fruits, candied peel, candied fruits, etc.

How long can you keep a fruitcake?

How long can you typically keep a fruit cake, assuming that it is not 100 years? The U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA) suggests up to 1 month in the pantry, up to 6 months refrigerated and up to a year frozen.

How long do I soak fruit in alcohol?

No matter which version you choose, all you have to do is chop the fruit, put it in a bowl, cover it with your alcohol of choice, and let it sit in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours.

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