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Leftover Cake Recipe – Domino cake

What to do with crumbled cakes is an intriguing question. Look no further! Stale cakes are the perfect base for this no bake leftover cake recipe.

Leftover-cake-recipe-1-SunCakeMomWhen starting out in baking or in fact anything in life there are obstacles in front of us that we need to overcome, to become a better being of ourselves. These obstacles can be as easy to conquer as running for 5 minutes in the morning sunshine or bigger ones like an hour cardio session in a windy cold morning.
We make a plenty of mistakes when we jog on the steepest side of our learning curve. It is also the most exciting period because our hard-put effort yields results, we can be proud of. Thinking back at these times and achievements probably steals a slightly curling nostalgic smile onto our faces.

Looking back from the height of a marathon to the blatant 5 minutes run, is exactly like pondering how hard it was to make that damn sponge cake fluffy whilst decorating the Dobos torte. And hard it was.

We all have our own cross to bear. For some it is making the perfect pizza, other suffers equally to achieve the perfect Panettone. There are goals in everybody’s life and when one of the missions is accomplished, we realize that was only our meta, a step further to perfection because the summit is just so much higher.

It’s hard to see the sunshine through the clouds, though. When taking out the forth tray of sponge cake, dead flat as skimming stone in one afternoon, is when we consider taking up a different career in life.
After all sponge cakes are not that hard to make, are they?

Mixing up flour, baking powder with hard beaten egg whites and yolks shouldn’t cause distress on any level. It’s about that hard as making a gluten free mug cake in the microwave. Life doesn’t give us lessons to punish us, though. Lessons are to be learnt, to be soaked up, like sponge cake does the hot chocolate, to make us better.

Sure enough a bit of crying is allowed every now and then in the dark corner of the kitchen, next to the fridge, standing and eating up something that calms the nerves down without hurting the self-esteem but that’s about it.

We emerge stronger and better after every failure, remembering to read the instruction on the baking powder for correct measurement. It is also worth to note that if we use acidic ingredients like fruit, dairy and such, add a bit of extra baking/bicarbonate soda to level the extra acidity in the cake. More of this in the knowledge base about the difference between baking soda and baking powder.

The worst part though after every failure is, cleaning up the mess it left and the fallen. It is really hard to clean the kitchen without having something worthwhile at the end to gratify our suffering and pain caused by burnt trays, pans and greasy bowls with nooks and crannies.

The failure falls harder on the ones who were born into our instant gratification world but there isn’t everything lost. As long as we have some sort of cake, we have hope to enjoy the moment.

This Domino cake can be made out of just such a cake or even worse ones. The bits and pieces we cut off to perfect the shape of our masterpiece or the weekend leftovers that are not so popular anymore because we had a baking frenzy on Monday night.

Every stale piece of cake, every unwanted bit that dried out in loneliness and has no mould on them, is reusable with this recipe giving them new hope to be part of something amazing and glorifying their presence in this beautiful, challenging world.Leftover-cake-recipe-2-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 10 oz / 300g Stale, leftover cake or cookies
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon Jam of choice (check out the jams in the low carb condiments)
  • 1 handful Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon Rum (or rum aroma)

Icing:

  • 5 oz / 140g Dark chocolate (sugar free)
  • Some white chocolate for decoration (the domino dots)

How to make:

Measure leftover cakes and add some crushed cookies to it in case there’s not enough leftovers. Put it in a medium size bowl to mix.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-2-SunCakeMom

Dice up and soften butter if necessary. Take butter out of the fridge half an hour before use or put it in a microwave for a couple of seconds to be soft enough to work with easily.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-3-SunCakeMom

 

Depending on what the leftover cake tastes like put unsweetened cocoa powder into the bowl as well. In our case it is a chocolate based (Sacher torte) leftover which is originally made with cocoa powder and chocolate, so it only needed 1 tbs cocoa powder. In any other non-chocolatey leftovers don’t hold back and put at least 2 tbs cocoa powder into the bowl followed by the jam of preference, butter, raisins and rum aroma.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-4-SunCakeMom

Mix it until all ingredients are evenly placed in the dollop.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-5-SunCakeMom

Form the dollop into a rectangle shape. Leftover-cake-recipe-process-6-SunCakeMom

 

Flip the base upside down onto a wire rack and place the wire rack onto a parchment paper.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-7-SunCakeMom

Mark the pieces out.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-8-SunCakeMomCut the base at the markings.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-9-SunCakeMom

Melt chocolate for icing. Melted-chocolate-SunCakeMom

 

Pour melted chocolate on top of the pastry.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-10-SunCakeMom

 

Spread melted chocolate evenly.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-12-SunCakeMom

 

Put rack in the fridge for half an hour. Let the chocolate settle.

 

Draw domino dots and lines.Leftover-cake-recipe-process-13-SunCakeMom

 

Enjoy!Leftover-cake-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

 

5 from 2 votes
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No Bake Sugar Free Chocolate Dessert - Domino
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
What to do with crumbled cakes is an intriguing question. Look no further! Stale cakes are the perfect base for this no bake leftover cake recipe.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Sugar free recipe
Servings: 10
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
Base:
  • 10 oz / 300g Stale leftover cake or cookies
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon Jam of choice check out the jams in the low carb condiments
  • 1 handful Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon Rum or rum aroma
Icing:
  • 5 oz / 140g Dark chocolate sugar free
  • Some white chocolate for decoration the domino dots
Instructions
  1. Measure leftover cakes and add some crushed cookies to it in case there's not enough leftovers. Put it in a medium size bowl to mix.

  2. Dice up and soften butter if necessary. Take butter out of the fridge half an hour before use or put it in a microwave for a couple of seconds to be soft enough to work with easily.

  3. Depending on what the leftover cake tastes like put unsweetened cocoa powder into the bowl as well. In our case it is a chocolate based (Sacher torte) leftover which is originally made with cocoa powder and chocolate so it only needed 1 tbs cocoa powder. In any other non-chocolatey leftovers don't hold back and put at least 2 tbs cocoa powder into the bowl followed by the jam of preference, butter, raisins and rum aroma.

  4. Mix it until all ingredients are evenly placed in the dollop.

  5. Form the dollop into a rectangle shape.
  6. Flip the base upside down onto a wire rack and place the wire rack onto a parchment paper.

  7. Mark the pieces out. Cut the base at the markings.

  8. Melt chocolate for icing.

  9. Pour melted chocolate on top of the pastry.

  10. Spread melted chocolate evenly.

  11. Put rack in the fridge for half an hour. Let the chocolate settle.

  12. Draw domino dots and lines.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy!

Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

X-gen Master of the rolling pin, mother of the ONE and a full time teacher.
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.


2 thoughts on “Leftover Cake Recipe – Domino cake”

  • Dear Edi!
    Thank you for this great and easy recipe! I have to tell you that I’ve already made it twice and my family loves it. For us, to make it even simpler to eat I’ve just downsized them a bit. Bite-sized Domino. 🙂

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