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what to do w a too sweet cake

keepquiet Jun 30, 2011 03:09 PM

help!, i baked a cake and it was really cloyingly sweet. what can i use it for now?. don't want to throw away the cake.
its sweet but i pretty use i can use it for other purposes...(like crumbling it into tart yogurt?)
thks guys!

  1. Adrienne Jun 30, 2011 06:00 PM

    You could chop it into cubes and use 50/50 that cake and plain bread to make bread pudding, using very little (or no) sugar in your batter.

    You could serve it like a parfait with greek yogurt -- or maybe a small slice with a giant dollop of greek yogurt or completely unsweetened whipped cream would work? Along those lines you could slice it horizontally and stuff it with yogurt or cream, or even make a trifle with some apricots or other nice tart fruit, yogurt and whipped cream so no other elements are very sweet.

    1. lynnlato Jun 30, 2011 06:23 PM

      Crumble it with cottage cheese or ricotta cheese and fresh berries.

      Could you maybe use it to make a bread crumb topping over berries? You know like a blueberry crisp? You could mix the crumbled cake with chopped pecans and oats and sprinkle over the macerated berries and bake until it browns and bubbles.

      1. Jay F Jun 30, 2011 07:23 PM

        dark chocolate ganache
        vanilla ice cream

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          S_K Jul 1, 2011 08:21 AM

          If you cut the cake in half sideways, you can fill it with a very tart jam and top with unsweetened whipped cream. Or you can cut it into small pieces and if you make a dark chocolate fondue, the dark chocolate will cut the sweetness.

          1. biondanonima Jul 1, 2011 08:34 AM

            You could make those cake lollipops that are all the rage right now, but use something not-sweet to bind them, like yogurt or cream cheese, then cover in very dark chocolate to cut the sweetness further. Here's a recipe:


            1. ROCKLES Jul 1, 2011 03:14 PM

              maybe make a Trifle and use fruit and whipped cream layers with very little sugar

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              1. re: ROCKLES
                L987 Jul 6, 2011 01:50 PM

                that was what i was thinking. Whipped cream (unsweetened) and maybe strawberries

              2. shecrab Jul 1, 2011 03:37 PM

                crumble it, freeze it, and pull it out and mix with some melted butter to make a crumb pie crust. Cube it, dry it in a slow oven( think melba toast) and use it for croutons on a cold fruit soup. Banana- raspberry bisque is amazing with cake croutons.

                1. danionavenue Jul 6, 2011 12:56 PM

                  mmm something with rhubarb since it is in season.

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