I recently made a cake that didn't turn out very well - it was a bit undercooked in the middle. I didn't want to waste the cake so I cut out the uncooked bit and put the remainder in the food processor and made cake crumbs. They are now in the freezer to give me time to work out what to do with it.
I haven't come up with any ideas. Can you help?
Thanks very much for your question about how to use cake crumbs.
I have a few suggestions for you. You could
- make cake balls;
- make a crumb cake (recipe below);
- add it to puddings, reduce the quantity of flour so that the combined total of cake crumbs and flour equals the amount of flour in the recipe; or
- sprinkle it over ice-cream.
Crumb Cake Recipe
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
Grease cake tin or line with baking paper.
Cream together the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Fold in sifted flour and vanilla essence.
Pour mixture into cake tin.
Spread strawberry jam over the top of cake batter and sprinkle with cake crumbs so that the top of the cake is completely covered.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Leave in tin for 5 minutes before putting onto a wire rack (crumb side facing up) to cool completely.
Dust with sifted confectioners sugar before serving.
This cake recipe can also be used to make cupcakes. You will just need to reduce the cooking time.
I hope this helps.