Cake Scrap Treats

June 15, 2018

Cake Scrap Treats

If you’re like me, you often have leftover cake scraps from trimming cake layers. You might even have full cake layers that got overbaked or sunk in the middle. So what do we do with all this leftover cake? We turn it into cake scrap treats!

Today I joined Brooke Walker on Studio 5 to share four easy and delicious treats you can make with leftover cake.


Cake Scrap Treat #1: Cake Bites

4 easy and delicious cake scrap treats.

First up, are these melt-in-your-mouth cake bites, inspired by Milk Bar’s Cake Truffles. To make cake bites, you’ll need:

  • Cake scraps
  • About 1 tablespoon to ¼ cup of frosting (depending on how much cake you have)
  • Melting chocolate (i.e. chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, caramel chips, etc.)
  • Something crunchy (i.e. crushed pretzels, crushed oreos, crushed graham crackers, etc.)
  • Latex gloves

These little bites are so easy to make and can be made with so many combinations of flavors. For my demo on Studio 5, I used extra scraps from my Churro Cake and followed these simple instructions:

  • Using a cookie scoop, measure the cake dough and roll them into balls. Roll all the cake balls before moving onto the next step.
  • With food handlers gloves on, smear melted chocolate onto the palm of your hands. Roll the cake balls around in your hands to get covered with the chocolate.
  • Roll the chocolate-covered cake balls into your “something crunchy” (I used graham crackers for these).
  • Refrigerate or freeze to set.

How easy is that!


Cake Scrap Treat #2: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

4 easy and delicious cake scrap treats.

Next up, are these scrumptious homemade ice cream sandwiches. All you need for these beauties are cake scraps, extra frosting, and softened ice cream. Here’s what you do:

  • Line an 8″x8″ baking pan with tin foil, so it goes up and over the sides of the pan.
  • Mix your cake scraps and a bit of frosting (just enough to moisten the cake crumbs and hold them together).
  • Split the cake mixture into two parts. Spread the first part of the cake scraps on the bottom of the baking pan, pressing the crumbs into place with your fingertips or the back of a spoon.
  • Spread the softened ice cream onto the first layer of cake. Freeze for a couple of hours, or until the ice cream is set.
  • Cover the ice cream with the remaining cake mixture and press into place with your fingertips or the back of a spoon.
  • Cover and freeze overnight.


Cake Scrap Treat #3: Cake in a Jar

4 easy and delicious cake scrap treats.

This has always been my go-to way of saving cake scraps. I like to load up on small mason jars at Wal-Mart or when they’re on sale at craft stores. If I ever have leftover cake scraps and frosting, I’ll layer the cake and frosting (as well as any fillings, if the cake has some) in the mason jar just like I do with my cakes. Twist the lid on and freeze until you’re ready to eat or share!


Cake Scrap Treat #4: Cake Cones

4 easy and delicious cake scrap treats.

I love this one for the kids! After you mix your extra cake scraps with a little frosting, let the kids scoop the cake dough into the cones, pipe frosting on top just like an ice cream cone, and then let them decorate with sprinkles. So easy!

For my full Studio 5 segment on my cake scrap treats, take a look here:


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  1. Thank you sooo much for the ideas to not have to waste cake/brownie mix. This ideas are awesome. Can’t wait to try them.

    1. Yay I’m so glad!

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