I baked a German Chocolate cake yesterday that after baking and cooling slightly, you poke holes and put sweetened condensed milk in the holes, then you put a jar of butterscotch caramel topping on. I forgot to put it in the refrigerator before going to bed. Is is okay to eat? It doesn't have the Cool Whip on top yet.



Unfortunately, no.  The cake alone would have been okay, since it is a relatively dry food.  Once you add the milk it is no longer dry.  Potentially harmful microorganisms might grow in the now moister cake.  It would be best to discard the cake and start over.  A $5 cake is not worth $1000's in medical bills.

Posted on 14 Nov 2007

Brian Nummer
Food Safety Specialist

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