Appetizers & Snacks

Toasted cake

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


  1. 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

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