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Cake shake (for leftover cake)!

“It’s not leftovers that are wasteful, but those who either don’t know what to do with them or can’t be bothered.”- Julian Baggini.

Too much cake is a rarely a problem. But have you ever had one two many slices of cake and just couldn’t eat anymore ? Or there’s a couple of slices left over , and no one willing to eat it ?

Of course when you are the author of a baking blog, leftover cake is a more common scenario. Add to that , a two person household – both of whom are watching their weight (trying not to put on more!) . Almost all of it happily goes to friends , colleagues and neighbours but despite trying to avoid cake waste, I do occasionally end up with odd leftovers at times. If you don’t feel like rolling and dipping them into cake pops (a great idea) or layering them into a trifle (another good one) , you might want to give this cake shake a whir!

This is not really a recipe , I came across it somewhere a while back and tried it out of curiosity. Then again once when I felt like a shake and didn’t feel like a trip to the nearest Starbucks. Then again last week when I had a quarter of a layer cake lying around that was a little too messy to serve as is and we had a couple of friends over.

They were close friends and were told they are being served leftovers! They didn’t complain though as the shake was quite good. Very much like those fancy Oreo and other milk shakes you get at cafes. Thick , rich and slurpy!

All you need is a little cake and some chilled milk. Blend it up and serve it ! You could add a couple of scoops of ice-cream instead of the milk for a richer , creamier taste . Your shake will be as good as your cake is …!

So now you can have your cake and drink it too!!! A great way to upscale when the cake is too dry or cracks or anything like that. This will be loved for sure . The only problem is , even blended cake has just as many calories ! Alas!

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Cake shake Yum
Great way to use up some leftover cake - so you can have your cake, and drink it too!
Prep Time 5 minutes
1 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
1 serving
  1. Whip up the cake and milk/icecream in a blender.
  2. Serve chilled . Top with whipped cream (optional).
Recipe Notes


  • Adjust the amount of milk /icecream . This depends on the texture and flavours of your cake . Also, add sugar as needed (you probably won't)
  • Its better to use ice-cream if you are using a non frosted cake.
  • I used a dark chocolate cake that was filled with whipped cream for this.


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