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Eat.Choui Nov 1, 2010 10:15 PM

I am making filled cupcakes (coffee cupcake filled with dulce de leche) for a friend's potluck coming up and I don't know what to do with the leftover cake scraps that will be left behind. I was thinking of ice cream cake or bread pudding, but I am a bit bored with those ideas because I make them plenty. Does anyone have suggestions for the use of leftover cake scraps? Thank you in advance!

  1. biondanonima Nov 2, 2010 11:06 AM

    You can also make cake pops - basically, you mix the crumbs with frosting and form into balls, put them on lollipop sticks and dip in chocolate or another candy coating, then decorate. Like rum balls, but kid-friendly.

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      katecm Nov 2, 2010 09:53 AM

      All of these ideas are good. I'd just throw out letting them dry, then pulverizing them and mixing with melted butter for a crust for a chocolate cream pie.

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        GertieHound Nov 2, 2010 02:44 AM

        Second the rum or burbon balls, but suggest you sub in cake crumbs for vanilla wafers in traditional rum balls, then dip in chocolate and add some candy corns for turkey tails. I call them sleeping turkey treats.

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          piano boy Nov 2, 2010 02:22 AM

          I have a recipe for crumb cake that uses cake scraps, butter and sugar for the topping. Mash them all together and crumble over a sponge cake. I think the original is a German yeast leavened cake.

          1. corneygirl Nov 1, 2010 11:30 PM

            Rum or burbon balls. Dry cake, soak in booze, roll into balls, age dust with powdered sugar or cocoa.

            1. monku Nov 1, 2010 10:24 PM

              Trifle?

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