I need help repurposing yellow sheet cake.
March 28, 2013 7:10 AM   Subscribe

I made a simple yellow sheet cake this week, and there is still half of it left. What are your ideas for making a dessert that is based around this cake?

The only half-assed idea I had was to try a strawberry shortcake-ish concoction, but I would love to hear other ideas.
posted by msali to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
chop into small chunks and freeze mix in with jelled fruits for a cobbler, or in with ice cream (DIY COLD STONE).
posted by tilde at 7:13 AM on March 28, 2013 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Trifle is the stock answer - dice into cubes, and layer with custard, sweet cream, and berries, or whatever takes your fancy as an accompaniment.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:15 AM on March 28, 2013 [19 favorites]

Cake Pops are fun.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:17 AM on March 28, 2013 [5 favorites]

30 uses for leftover cake!
posted by Katine at 7:27 AM on March 28, 2013 [4 favorites]

Best answer: You can make the most amazing bread pudding ever!
Cube up the cake, bake or toast the cubes and then follow a basic bread pudding recipe.
posted by jen14221 at 7:27 AM on March 28, 2013

My first thought was amaretto, so I went googling. I've obviously never made this myself, but here's a recipe I just found where you make a cake, have it soak up an amaretto syrup, then cut it into pieces and cover it in chocolate to make bars. I don't know why it couldn't be done with an already made cake, except if you already iced it you might have to scrape that off, skip the chocolate covering, or something.

posted by cali59 at 7:31 AM on March 28, 2013

Slice it into approximately ladyfinger-sized pieces and make a tiramisu-like dessert.
posted by TrarNoir at 7:34 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

I was going to suggest rum and put a lemon frosting or filling on it, making two layers and soaking only the bottom one, amaretto sounds lovely too! I am hungry now!
posted by Yellow at 7:35 AM on March 28, 2013

make homemade zebra cakes.
posted by royalsong at 7:40 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

Bourbon balls! Yum.
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:47 AM on March 28, 2013

Tres leche cake.
posted by bunderful at 7:57 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

Zuppa inglese, which is a form of trifle, and frequently involves rum.
posted by PussKillian at 8:40 AM on March 28, 2013

posted by kestrel251 at 8:46 AM on March 28, 2013 [2 favorites]

my favorite cake is yellow cake with chocolate frosting so if it were me i'd just get a carton of frosting and probably eat it all in one sitting.
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 9:18 AM on March 28, 2013

Any frosting? If not, pan fry it. If so, batter and deep fry.
posted by anti social order at 9:44 AM on March 28, 2013

Here is a bastardized Tres Leches recipe, that might work for you.

Tres Leches is so GREAT!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 9:53 AM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by poolsidemuse at 10:56 AM on March 28, 2013

If you're at a point where ANY dessert is just too much to think about right now, chop it up for whichever recipe you like above, then freeze the pieces in a ziploc bag. Take it out next month and have a new dessert ready to assemble.
posted by CathyG at 12:53 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

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