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What to do with oatmeal-pumpkin cake leftovers?

jmcarthur8 Sep 13, 2012 07:51 PM

I baked an oatmeal pumpkin Bundt cake that I found online yesterday. It tastes great, but came out much too dry. I need ideas for reviving it for hubby and me. A trifle is too big and messy for two. I am thinking of pouring a simple syrup over it, but what proportion sugar to water?
Can I make it into another dessert that will last a few days without turning into mush?

  1. jmcarthur8 Sep 14, 2012 01:52 PM

    Finally got back to CH. I love all the responses- thanks for helping me out. Here's the plan- I will freeze half, and since I have a few bananas ready to turn into something anyway, I'll cook up a custard, slice some bananas and layer all that. Kind of a 'naner puddin' trifle. That should do the trick!

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      LJS Sep 14, 2012 10:22 AM

      Don't give up on the trifle idea...just use what you need and freeze the remainder, already handily cubed for bread pudding, where freshness of the 'bread' is not the point!

      1. biondanonima Sep 14, 2012 10:09 AM

        I made a very dry banana bread not long ago and my husband liked it with ice cream - perhaps you could make ice cream sandwiches with it?

        1. DuchessNukem Sep 14, 2012 07:06 AM

          I'd slice, toast, and use as the base for a tiramisu. You could make a small batch, and freeze any extra slices for another next week. :)

          1. HillJ Sep 14, 2012 06:54 AM

            Try making french toast out of thick slices.

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              magiesmom Sep 14, 2012 09:58 AM

              yes!

              1. re: HillJ
                ipsedixit Sep 14, 2012 10:14 AM

                You'd be perfect for Chopped!

              2. ipsedixit Sep 13, 2012 08:00 PM

                Bread pudding.

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                1. re: ipsedixit
                  greygarious Sep 13, 2012 09:16 PM

                  +1 on bread pudding, but if that does not appeal to you, use real maple syrup rather than simple syrup, and serve with a scoop of ice cream. Or dry out even more, process into crumbs, freeze, and use instead of graham cracker crumbs when making cheesecake, icebox pie, etc.

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    todao Sep 13, 2012 09:39 PM

                    Ditto +2 for the bread pudding. Toss some chopped ripe banana in with the bread before pouring in the custard.

                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      TorontoJo Sep 14, 2012 07:31 AM

                      +3 on the bread pudding. Serve with a creme anglaise or vanilla ice cream.

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