Well. Well, well, WELL.
I see that I am not the only person who enjoys a quality slice of chocolate cake. I had no idea that frozen cake would get so many of your eyebrows raised in a collective, "REALLY? YOU CAN DO THAT?"
Here is the whole story:
I've heard of people freezing cake rounds, in preparation for assembling a cake later, but I'd never heard of someone freezing the entire cake once it was all ready. But, you can! One can freeze cake after it has already been iced and assembled and it also actually tastes good once thawed. WHO KNEW?! I have to tell you it was not wholly my idea. My mother-in-law takes the credit on this one.
She showed up in June with a cake that she had frozen sometime in early May. It was billed as a Tiramisu Cake but it was really some sort of white chocolate raspberry cake (no idea how they got tiramisu out of that). She had frozen the entire cake, in the box, no plastic wrap or anything. She then stuck the cake in the car in June, drive it 5 hours to my house while it defrosted and we all had some "Tiramisu" cake for Father's Day.
I will be brutally honest. When I heard what she had done to that cake, the only thing I could think was,
"This is going to be terrrrrible."
I actually did not even have a slice with everyone because I was trying to watch how much sugar I was cramming in my maw (one month after giving birth). It was also not chocolate. My steadfast dessert motto is, "If it's not chocolate, I don't want it." Plus, there was also the part about how she'd frozen it and I thought it was going to be awful anyway. Totally not worth the calories. I was feeling very smug about not partaking in this dense, high-calorie cake that was probably not even very good anyway. (Also? NOT CHOCOLATE.)
Somehow, the cake got left in my fridge and later that night I had an attack of The Sugars and I helped myself to a slice (as you do one month post-partum), fully expecting to dislike it and throw it out.
Except, the cake was good. It was really good. It was not even chocolate and it was good.
Hmmmm. This set my mind whirring.
There is a cake at Costco I like to flirt with. I think it is called something like The Great American Chocolate Cake. It is four layers and it is chocolate heaven in a plastic container for $16.99. I like to drive by the cake and think about putting it in my cart, next to the baby. The problem is that it's enormous, there's no way we could eat it all and, perhaps more importantly, we do not have any business eating that much cake before it spoils.
But, what if I froze the cake? That might solve my problem. (My completely invented, not even really an actual problem, problem.) I bought the damn cake, sliced it up and you know what happens next. IT WAS AWESOME.
Go forth. Buy cake. Freeze it. Enjoy.