How Long Do Cupcakes Last (Freshly Baked)?


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1-2 days*
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7 days
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4-6 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do cupcakes last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep freshly baked cupcakes in a dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cupcakes, place cupcakes in a covered airtight container or cover with foil or plastic wrap to prevent drying out.
  • Properly stored, freshly baked cupcakes will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature.
  • *Refrigerate immediately any cupcakes that contain frosting or filling made with dairy products or eggs, such as buttercream, whipped cream or custard frostings or fillings.
  • How long do cupcakes last in the fridge? Freshly baked cupcakes will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge when properly stored; when refrigerating, cover with foil or plastic wrap to prevent cupcakes from drying out.
  • Can you freeze cupcakes? Yes, to freeze: wrap cupcakes tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long do cupcakes last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cupcakes that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cupcakes are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cupcakes: discard any that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the cupcakes.

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