How to thaw carrot cake?
A dear family friend makes the most outstanding carrot cakes and was kind enough to contribute my favorite dessert to our holiday dinner but suggested that I freeze it since she delivered it last week before going out of town. I never thought to ask the best way to thaw. My current plan was to take it out of the freezer in the morning on the day of dinner, remove the wrapping and sit on the counter. Would this be OK or should I defrost in the refrigerator and how long would it take?
Always defrost cakes IN THE WRAPPING, so condensation remains on the outside and doesn't create a damp cake.(courtesy of Martha Stewart)
A frosted cake needs refrigerated defrosting, therefore. Even if it were not frosted, I prefer carrot cake to be a little chilled when served.