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Do I Have to Refrigerate Apple Dump Cake?

by Chance E. Gartneer, studioD

Dump cakes, also known as easy cobblers, get their name from the way the cakes are prepared: the ingredients are not so much mixed or blended as they are dumped into the baking dish or pan. Apple dump cakes add slices of various types of apples, such as granny smith, red delicious and pink ladies, into the mix, along with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and sometimes even nuts. After preparing your apple dump cake, refrigeration is not only needed for storage but sometimes serving.

Hot or Cold

People prefer their dump cakes served differently, either warm from the oven or a bit chilled after refrigeration. If you want to serve the cake cooled, let it cool off from the actual baking, cover it with either plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place it into the refrigerator until serving. For apple dump cake storage, cover the pieces securely with wrap or foil, then store in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you are storing it inside the actual baking dish, only store it in a metal baking dish for up to a day; for glass dishes, you may store it for up to a week. Apple dump cake may also be frozen -- wrap the pieces securely, then place them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

About the Author

Chance E. Gartneer began writing professionally in 2008 working in conjunction with FEMA. He has the unofficial record for the most undergraduate hours at the University of Texas at Austin. When not working on his children's book masterpiece, he writes educational pieces focusing on early mathematics and ESL topics.

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