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Sep 13, 2012 07:51 PM

What to do with oatmeal-pumpkin cake leftovers?

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?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      +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

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

        1. re: ipsedixit

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

        2. Try making french toast out of thick slices.

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            1. 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. 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. 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!