Your Guide to Freezing Cheesecake

Can you freeze cheesecake? You sure can.

Is there anything better than enjoying a fresh, creamy cheesecake? It’s rich, velvety and so decadent. The only problem? What to do with the leftovers because they won’t keep forever in the fridge. The solution: freeze the cheesecake.

Can You Freeze Cheesecake?

You can absolutely freeze cheesecake! Most recipes for cheesecake taste even better the next day and will keep well in the freezer for up to a month. Feed your cheesecake obsession with these contest-winning recipes.

Cheesecake can be frozen whole or cut up into slices. If you’re saving it for a party, freeze it whole for an effortlessly beautiful dessert just in time for guests to arrive. Freezing the entire thing for yourself? No judgment here—go ahead and freeze in individual slices for even easier snacking.

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How to Freeze Cheesecake

Step 1: Allow to Cool Completely

It can be tempting to take your cheesecake out of the oven and place it directly in the freezer to save a few steps. However, it won’t set and the consistency will be off.

After baking, allow your cheesecake to cool at room temperature. Then place it in the refrigerator until it’s set.

Step 2: Slice and Wrap

Once your cheesecake is fully chilled, it’s time to prepare it for freezing. If you’re freezing individual slices, slice the cheesecake and wrap each piece tightly with plastic wrap. If you’re freezing the entire cake, place it on a dish or cardboard round before covering in plastic wrap.

Step 3: Wrap with Foil

Once it’s wrapped in plastic wrap, wrap it again in foil. Repeat until all of the slices are tightly wrapped. Freeze for up to one month (or two if you’re not a stickler for quality control).

When you’re ready to eat, allow the cheesecake to thaw at room temperature for about 2 to 4 hours or in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, go ahead and add any toppings you’d like.

Up Next: How to Freeze Cookies

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.