Traditional sponge cake with Christmas themed decoration in a home kitchen setting, Newport, Wales, 2010
The Clever Way You Should Use Up Leftover Cake
By AV Brown
Despite serving several slices of cake to friends and family, you’ll likely always end up with a large chunk of leftovers that are too precious to be wasted. Luckily, Zoe Denenberg, a professional baker who has spent years traveling from Alabama to Hawaii working in farm-focused pastry kitchens, has a creative tip.
According to Denenberg, “A half-eaten cake is difficult to serve on its own, but to waste that marvelous dessert you spent so many hours preparing would be a sin.” She suggests reshaping leftover cakes into truffles, which are similar to cake pops, with the option of leaving the sticks behind.
Start by mashing the leftover cake with proportionate amounts of icing to bind the truffles together, ensuring you don’t overmix, as it could cause the truffles to lose their crumb and become too dense. Next, pop them into the freezer for a minimum of 10 minutes, and melt some chocolate to dip the truffles while you wait for them to freeze up.