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Do you have any suggestions with what to do with the cake you remove after leveling cake layers? I don't want to waste it!

Gayle - from Dallas, TX

Our favorite way to use leftover cake is in a trifle – a mixture of cake, custard, fruit, liqueur or fruit syrup and cream. All the ingredients are combined – either in a large clear serving bowl or in individual dessert cups, and allowed to chill overnight – this allows all the flavors and ingredients to combine nicely. A simpler variation of this is to layer your favorite flavor of pudding with layers of cut up cake. Another favorite way we use leftover cake is to serve it as a base for scoops of ice cream or sherbet.


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