Last week, I baked a cake and, apparently, my family didn’t like it so much. It had been sitting in the fridge for days, drying out, and I just wanted to do something with it. I did, today. For breakfast. It’s a trick I’ve done with old pancakes before. Obviously, it works with batter-type cakes too.
Cut the cake into smaller pieces. “Fingers” or narrow triangles are good shapes. Dip each piece in melted butter. Dip, not soak — you just want to rehydrate them a bit and to moisten the surface so that the sugar mixture will stick.
- leftover cake
- Mix together some sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Roll each buttered piece of cake in the sugar mixture.
Arrange on a baking sheet lined with non-stick paper (unless you’re using a non-stick pan). The cakes will stick to the pan when the sugar melts so you really want that non-stick paper.
Pop in the preheated broiler at 400F.
Five minutes later, an amazing transformation. The little things now have a crisp crust. Serve as soon as they come out of the oven. Delicious.
Cooking time (duration): 10 minutes
Number of servings (yield): varies depending on amount of leftover cake
Meal type: snack