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post #1 of 44
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I have a 10" round cake and large ziplock bag full of scraps left over from an order (made way too much)... looking for ideas of what to do with it all other than cake balls on a stick?

can you make truffels or something with it?
post #2 of 44
Besides cake balls, I brake the cake in large chunks into individual martini glasses and layer with some mousse and fruit and icing. It makes a beautiful and delicious dessert. And I always have some leftover cake on the freezer, so, if company comes, I can just pull it out and make those in no time. And they think I spent hours on it!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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Similar to PP I use mine in my triffles...a can of Devonshire custard, whipped cream, fruit, alcohol (or not) and you're good to go.
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Similar to PP I use mine in my triffles...a can of Devonshire custard, whipped cream, fruit, alcohol (or not) and you're good to go.



I didn't think to add some alcohol! Thar would really kick it up a notch for the Holidays! Thanks!

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post #5 of 44
yep, a trifle is my go to dessert b/c i always have cake scraps, filling and usually whipped cream. popular combo: chocolate cake, mocha frappuccino filling, whipped cream and caramel sauce drizzled over the top. Or vanilla cake, strawberry fluff filling, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Crushed up candy bits add texture if you have some lying around icon_smile.gif and the good thing about a trifle is you don't need layered cake...crumbles or chunks work the best!

or i make "cruffles"...which are my version of "cake balls." i don't like the texture of the typical cake ball...way too mushy in my opinion. so i take the cake scraps, add nothing to them, roll them into balls and bake them at 350 for 10ish minutes. once they've cooled, i dip them in hardening chocolate. they taste more like a chocolate covered donut hole than a mushy, raw, mess icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 44
I made a trifle for a church fellowship for tomorrow with some leftover frozen cake...

Diced chocolate cake...and then made some whipped cream. Halved the whipped cream and folded one half with some leftover ganache, to make mousse...then folded the other half with some leftover caramel sauce. Layered cake, caramel cream, cake, chocolate mousse, cake, then cool whip, with some caramel chocolate candy chunks on top.

Mmmm.

Its great cuz you can use up extra cake fillings in trifles as well...just have cool whip on hand, and then sometimes I use boxed pudding mixes too....and just layer that cake with whatever you have on hand. Good stuff.
post #7 of 44
Mine go right into the trash. After all of these years, we're sick of cake. Plus I just swore years ago that I would never be so "frugal" that I couldn't throw away a couple of slices of bread that weren't fresh enough for me or that I would save "scraps" of food just for the sake of saving it. It's not worth the 25 cents "savings" to me.
post #8 of 44
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UpAt2am - love the idea of cruffles! now that you mention it I too would prefer a drier version .... will try it!!

indydebi - I typically put it all in the garbage too but decided to try something with it this time since i had about 2 10" cakes worth... and I'm sure folks will love either cake balls or something else over the holidays as a little 'extra' item on the table.

wanted to avoid cake balls because they are sooo time consuming and I dont' have a lot of time this week icon_wink.gif

I might end up doing some cake balls afterall, some 'cruffles' as UpAt2am mentioned and a triffle for new years!
post #9 of 44
i like to do a trifle... but i just layer mine with vanilla or chocolate pudding. Takes me about 10-15 minutes and that's with the pudding setting up. Can add fruit or candies if you want too (i like crushed candy canes on top when i do it) but takes hardly any time which is what i like the best!
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post #10 of 44
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Used some of the cake to make some cake balls yesterday - added some Kahlua and they got too moist so added some cocoa to firm them up - it worked and I made/shaped about 36 cake balls. Dipped about 24 in chocolate today and they looked great but I did find they still tasted a bit too moist for me so I took the 12 that weren't dipped and baked them in a 350 oven for 15 min..... OMG the result was YUMMY! I really liked the drier version! Thanks UpAt2am for the idea!!! I couldn't stop eating them!!!

I also had another idea of what to do with the leftover cake... I think if I took some cake, added some icing (as you would for the basic cake balls) and put/smooshed icon_wink.gif into a ramekin, and pushed a chocolate into the middle and then baked for 15 - 20 min they'd be great!!! will have to try for Christmas dinner! icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 44
Break up the cake into small pieces and add it to ice cream.
post #12 of 44
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Originally Posted by cloetzu

Used some of the cake to make some cake balls yesterday - added some Kahlua and they got too moist so added some cocoa to firm them up - it worked and I made/shaped about 36 cake balls. Dipped about 24 in chocolate today and they looked great but I did find they still tasted a bit too moist for me so I took the 12 that weren't dipped and baked them in a 350 oven for 15 min..... OMG the result was YUMMY! I really liked the drier version! Thanks UpAt2am for the idea!!! I couldn't stop eating them!!!

I also had another idea of what to do with the leftover cake... I think if I took some cake, added some icing (as you would for the basic cake balls) and put/smooshed icon_wink.gif into a ramekin, and pushed a chocolate into the middle and then baked for 15 - 20 min they'd be great!!! will have to try for Christmas dinner! icon_smile.gif



Nummy. it sounds like it would be close to a molten cake. NUMMY!!!!
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post #13 of 44
Julia child has a cake recipe called La Charlotte Africaine which calls for (among other things) 8 oz pound cake, wedding cake, sponge cake or leftover white or yellow cake.

There's also trifles which are good.

Then there's a version of the trifle, you break apart chunks of cake and put it in a dessert bowl. Pour any kind of dessert sauce you like over it. Serve warm or room temp (and it's great with ice cream!!) icon_biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 44
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Originally Posted by writersblock15

Break up the cake into small pieces and add it to ice cream.

ewwww! I hate cake crumbs in my ice cream. At birthday parties, I even have to have my ice cream in a separate bowl! (yeah, I'm a PITA guest! icon_lol.gif )
post #15 of 44
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Mine go right into the trash. After all of these years, we're sick of cake. Plus I just swore years ago that I would never be so "frugal" that I couldn't throw away a couple of slices of bread that weren't fresh enough for me or that I would save "scraps" of food just for the sake of saving it. It's not worth the 25 cents "savings" to me.


Oh, Indydebi, if only I had your strength, perhaps I wouldn't be 50 pounds overweight.
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