Here’s what to do if you have cheesecake leftover

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Be it a F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan or a food lover, you must be one of the many people who love to eat cheesecake. Its sweet taste and heavenly feeling make the cheesecakes a favorite among the sweet tooth. However, if you have purchased a large cheesecake and have some leftovers, the main issue comes with the storage. And this raises the question of whether one can store the cheesecake and how long does the cheesecake lasts

Before we begin with this burning question, let us have a look at the basic ingredients of the cheesecake and understand if the cheesecake can be refrigerated. The key ingredients that go into baking a cheesecake are cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs. Now, all these ingredients can be refrigerated alone but can they still be stored when mixed? 

how long does the cheesecake lasts
How long does the cheesecake lasts

Freezing cheesecake is a good idea

Many of our avid readers have frequently asked us if the cheesecake goes bad in taste and smell if refrigerated. Some of them had also commented that they had a horrible experience upon storing the leftovers overnight in the fridge. Whereas some have genuinely shown their happiness of the cheesecake not getting stale for even 3-4 days. Now, you must be wondering why is there so much disparity when both the parties have stored the same cheesecake in the fridge.

So, before we hop on to the bandwagon of questions, let us first know how long does cheesecake lasts in the fridge. The first and foremost mistake that you can make while storing the cheesecake is pretty simple. If you have kept the leftovers in the fridge without proper covering, it will absorb the odor from other food items in the fridge and dry out. This makes the cheesecake uneatable and even unbearable. However, if you have kept the cheesecake properly into an airtight container, the shelf life may increase up to 5-7 days and you can enjoy your favorite dessert throughout the week. 

However, we recommend that you finish the leftovers within 3 to 4 days after refrigerating as it starts to attract mold and other microorganisms that may affect your health. So, whenever someone asks how long does cheesecake lasts in the fridge, you can confidently say 3-4 days if stored correctly. 

how long does the cheesecake lasts
How long does the cheesecake lasts

Proper steps to freeze the cheesecake into the fridge

There are still many ways apart from keeping the cheesecake in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Suppose, you have brought in a cheesecake that doesn’t have many toppings or frostings or is a plain simple cheesecake. The process to refrigerate it will be different from the ones that have heavy frosting or toppings. The shelf life is also affected by the nature of preservatives added. So, the freezing process for homemade cheesecake and store-bought cheesecake will be completely different. You can follow these steps to make sure that you store your favorite dessert in a way to increases the shelf life:

  • Cut the leftovers into small eatable pieces and place them inside a dry airtight container. The air-tight container helps the cheesecake to stay away from the humidity and odor inside the fridge and blocks the smell of the cheesecake to get out.
  • A dry container helps keep the cheesecake fluffy and prevents fermenting of the cake since it has organic ingredients. When it comes to store-bought cheesecakes, make sure that there are no frosting or toppings on them.
  • If the cheesecake is double or triple-layered, and you don’t have an air-tight container, you can use a plastic shrink-wrapping to cover the whole cake and freeze it inside a freezer.
  • If you have used highly perishable ingredients, we recommend you finish it as fast as you can. 
  • You can also place the cheesecake in the freezer if you wish to store it for a longer period.
how long does the cheesecake lasts
How long does the cheesecake lasts

How long does no-bake cheesecake last in the fridge?

While many resorts to baking, a segment of the population prefer no-bake cheesecakes for their appetite. In such a case, since the cake is prepared by freezing and not heating, the shelf life increases dramatically to up to 8-9 days. However, for health purposes, we recommend freezing the cake in an air-seal wrapping and finishing it off well within 7-8 days. 

You can also use lemon juice which is a natural preservative to keep the cheesecake soft. You can increase the shelf life of the cheesecake by applying frosting and toppings to the pieces that you wish to eat. So, instead of adding frosting to the entire cake and keeping it the fridge, you can apply fruits or cream of your choice on the pieces you want to serve and keep the rest inside the refrigerator for later use.

And here is my favorite Cheese Cake Recipe from Gordon Ramsey

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