How long does fruit cake last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep freshly baked fruit cake in a dry area.
To maximize the shelf life of fruit cake, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in plastic bag to prevent drying out.
Properly stored, freshly baked fruit cake will last for about 1 month at normal room temperature.
How long does fruit cake last in the fridge? Freshly baked fruit cake will keep well for about 6 months in the fridge when properly stored; when refrigerating, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag to prevent cake from drying out.
Can you freeze fruit cake? Yes, to freeze: wrap fruit cake tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
How long does fruit cake last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — fruit cake that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How to tell if fruit cake is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the fruit cake: discard any that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the fruit cake.
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