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This Simple Baking Tip Will Keep Your Cakes Fresher For Longer

Does Mary Berry even know this trick?

By Amy Lewis, 20 September 2016
This Simple Baking Tip Will Keep Your Cakes Fresher For Longer

After flexing all your Great British Bake Off skills in the kitchen, whipping up a sponge or tart that even Paul Hollywood would give the thumbs up, it’s frustrating to see your brilliant bake turn bad too soon.

‘You can often gain a few extra precious storage days for your bakes by adding a few slices of fresh apple to the tin’

Granted, cakes don’t tend to hang around too long when all the family are home, but if you do want to store your bake for longer, we’ve come across a clever kitchen hack that’ll help you do just that.

It’s so simple too, you’ll wonder why you’ve never heard it before!

Troubled by the very same bake storage problem, GoodHousekeeping.co.uk turned to their cookery director Meik Beck for some insider tips.

Luckily, Meik had just the hack we’ve all been looking for.

‘You can often gain a few extra precious storage days for your cakes, bakes and soft cookies by adding a few slices of fresh apple to the tin or airtight container,’ she says.

‘The moisture from the apple will help keep your sweet treats soft and tender.’

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That’s right, an apple a day is even good for your cakes!

According to Meik, the apple slices will work to keep everything from cakes and biscuits to home baked bread fresher for longer.

Although she did issue one small warning: ‘Just remember to check on the apple slices each day to make sure they don’t start to rot.’

Feeling inspired? Get everything you need to start baking at Asda.com.