Leftover cake?!?! Yes. It does really happen. I promise!
I had no intention of writing this, and I have the cell phone pictures to prove it. As I whipped this up, I thought that it might be worth sharing - so we'll see what you have to say about it. As I was making dinner last night, I remembered the half eaten cake in our fridge. The kids and I had made it on Monday, complete with a lower fat cream cheese frosting and fresh blackberries. I thought maybe we'd have some for dessert. It was the girls' turn to set the table. They wanted to make it special. They had already gone outside and picked a bouquet of fresh flowers to place on the table. I purposed to kick it up a notch and make something a little more special than two day old cake.
As I looked through our pantry shelves, I knew two things:
1. This needed to be something quick!
2. There was no way I was turning the oven on to make the house even hotter.
I saw the Jell-O Cook & Serve chocolate pudding staring me in the face. We don't have it very often, but I'm a sucker for this stuff! I suppose you could use instant, but I love Love LOVE cook & serve pudding.
I followed the directions on the package, poured half of the pudding into my bowl, and covered the pudding with chunks of the two day old cake. Then, I sprinkled it with more fresh blackberries. I may or may not have eaten the two remaining blackberries from the top of the cake. *shhh*
Then I repeated those steps again.
My whole family loved it. It used up the cake. It felt special. Mission accomplished!
**Note**This would probably be even more delicious with a layer of cool whip added. I thought the frosting was enough, but it wouldn't hurt to try it!
Have you ever turned a leftover into something new? How did it go? Care to share your strategy?