Storing Baked Goods

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Storing Baked Goods | Anita's Organic Mill

The key to storing baked goods is first and foremost letting them cool completely. After you’ve let them cooled, the following methods can be used.

Muffins, cakes, cupcakes and brownies

Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them on the counter for 3-5 days. If your cake is frosted, the frosting will act as a sealant for moisture, so no need to plastic wrap it. Just put it in a cake keeper or cover it with a bowl.

Make sure to always store any cakes or cupcakes with cream cheese or whipped frosting in the fridge.


Store soft or cakey cookies in an airtight container or plastic bag. Crunchier cookies should be store in a loosely covered container. Both can sit on the counter for 3-4 days. Cookies can also be stored in the freezer for approximately 3 months.


Pies are best covered with plastic wrap and stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. You can also freeze pies before or after baking (when left uncut) by wrapping in plastic and storing in a freezer-safe bag. Frozen pies can be stored for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to defrost a baked pie, put it in the refrigerator to thaw. Then reheat it in the oven at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until warm.

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