Cake pops are a fun snack. Bite-sized and perfect for Valentines' Day, birthday parties, and baby showers. Making cake pops is a great way to use leftover cake crumbs.
Mix the cake crumbs and a little frosting together in a large bowl. Form small balls with the moist mixture. Then dip the end of a cake pop stick into melted chocolate. Finally, attach each ball to the end of the stick.
Now the fun begins. Dip the cake pops into candy melts, let them dry, and then decorate. Fondant, chocolate, and sprinkles are creative ways to make fun cake pop designs.
Making brownies is another delicious way to use up leftover slices of cake. This recipe is perfect for using leftover cake trimmings from any shaped cake you may have carved. Try chocolate cake crumbs to get incredible ultra-fudgy brownies.
The best news is you can mix up the whole recipe in a food processor. Give it a try. You will love the delicious new dessert you created.
Trifle is an English dessert often made with ladyfingers. However, you can make it with extra cake scraps, which taste better than lady finger cookies (in my opinion). This is a fun dessert to make in cake parfait cups.
Cut leftover cake pieces into rectangles or squares to make individual parfaits. Add a layer of cake to each cup. Then spoon on lemon curd and top the curd with fresh raspberries.
Pipe on some whipped cream and drizzle with raspberry sauce to make the dessert a little fancier. The end result will be individual servings of a delightful dessert, perfect for any dinner party.
When your pile of leftover cake crumbles gets large, use the crumbs to make soft cake crumb cookies. Make chocolate chip cookies with yellow cake crumbs and chocolate chips. Or use red velvet crumbs with white chocolate chips.
When you bake the cookies, use a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
Another way to recycle beautiful cakes is to make cake balls. Cake balls are made with cake crumbs and frosting, just like cake pops. However, cake bites aren't attached to a lollipop stick.
This is good news if you struggle to keep your cake pop from falling off the stick.
Make cake balls by mixing cake crumbs and cream cheese frosting. Roll small balls from the cake mixture and chill them to hold their shape. Using cream cheese frosting is best because it will harden when refrigerated. This can keep the balls from crumbling.
Dip the balls in melted couverture chocolate or candy melts. Then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to dry.
Cooking French toast with scraps may be a great solution if you baked a whole cake that was a disaster. Maybe the cake sunk in the middle, you overcooked it, or you left out an important ingredient.
Don't toss the cake. Instead, cut it into rectangles, dip the pieces into an egg mixture, and cook. Top the French toast with whipped cream and fresh fruit (like strawberries or raspberries) for a great start to your day.
Using leftover cake to make an ice cream topping is a great idea when you only have a few cake remains. You don't need to worry about having enough crumbs to complete a recipe. Just use whatever little cake scraps you have.
You can use frosted or unfrosted cake crumbs, although I prefer frosted cake crumbs. Hand crumble the cake and spread the crumbles on a cookie sheet. Different-sized pieces are just fine.
Freeze the crumbs on the cookie sheet in the freezer for an hour. (This is the home chef's way of flash-freezing.) Then pour the crumbs into a freezer-safe bag or container and return it to the freezer. The crumbs are ready to use.
Scoop the crumbs out of the container to top your ice cream. If you want to use the crumbs as a mix-in, stir them into softened ice cream by hand. Don't just pour them into an ice cream maker, or you may end up with a gummy mess.
Apple brown Betty is a sliced apple dessert usually topped with buttered breadcrumbs. However, breadcrumbs can easily be swapped out for cake crumbs. This is welcome news when your freezer is overflowing with cake scraps.
You will love how easy it is to exchange cake crumbs for breadcrumbs. That is the only trade you need to make in this traditional recipe.
Are you making a beach cake? A mermaid cupcake? Do you need dirt for your dump truck cake? Use small crumbs from leftover cupcakes or cake to make edible sand.
Dry out cake crumbs in the oven on a low temperature. Then crumble the cool crumbs. This is a better way of making sand than using brown sugar. The crumbs have a nice texture and are easier to work with than brown sugar.
Forget the streusel topping the next time you bake sweet potato souffle. Use leftover cake crumbs instead.
Sweet potato souffle is the perfect holiday dish, but it also makes any dinner just a little better. There is no better side dish than this hearty, sweet recipe.
When you use leftover cake crumbs, it makes the recipe even tastier. Yellow cake is best, but vanilla or spice cake crumbs are fantastic options too. Just substitute the cake crumbs for the crumb topping in the recipe.
Leftover pound cake is shaped perfectly to be sandwich bread. And what better sandwich to make with sweet cake than a Nutella banana sandwich.
An open-faced sandwich is the best. Serve it with soup for a dinner your family will beg for.
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