Should Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Be Refrigerated?

Should Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Be Refrigerated?

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Emma Christensen
Apr 17, 2013

Q: My brother and his fiancée really want a carrot cake for their wedding cake, but I'm concerned that the cream cheese frosting will be a food poisoning risk. How long can a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting stay unrefridgerated before it becomes a health hazard?

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