the ultimate test for keeping qualities for ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Southern Coconut Cake (page 23):
let me tell you that i think this is the ULTIMATE test for a cake to label it as moist, keepable, or what not.
1- i baked the recipe as written on the book.
2- after the cake was completed and refrigerated for 24 hours, i sliced it and froze it individually in vacuum at -20 oF.
3- the piece you see here was thawed and refrozen twice! still wrapped.
4- on the last thawing, the wrapper was removed and cake placed on a rectangular tupperware container, covered. left at room temperature for 36 hours. then refrigerated for 24 hours. then eaten.
why did it thaw/freeze this cake so many times? also why did it leave it a room temp then refrigerated again? because of serving logistics. the cake was not eaten the first time i intended to serve it, nor the second time, nor the third time!
cake remains delicious and amazingly moist! coconut milk must keep cake moist!