Friday, April 27, 2012

Birthday Cake (and leftover-cake bread pudding)

Earlier this week it was my birthday! My Partner decided to make me a birthday cake - the first cake he has ever made. I wrote up detailed instructions, came down into the kitchen a couple times to say "No, you didn't ruin it, it's supposed to look like that.", and generally fretted. He spent most of the cooking time in one sort of panic or another, but the result was fantastic!
 It was a very 'birthday cake' flavored birthday cake, if that makes any sense. A yellow cake with cream cheese icing - simple but classic.
He is working clearing out storm ponds, and has pulled a few cool items out of them. This cute plate is one of them. (I put it through the dishwasher first, don't worry)
And here he is decorating the cake. He was a little upset that it wasn't perfectly smooth, but it's pretty impressive for a first attempt!
We ate the cake for two days, and still had a quarter of the cake left on the third morning... so I made bread pudding out of it!
(I forgot to take a picture before we served ourselves)
Making bread pudding out of leftover cake is super easy. I used my bread pudding recipe, but left out the sweeteners.

Leftover-Cake Pudding
1/4 of a two layer cake, cut into cubes (frosting and all)
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

(if you use a frosting that is more sugary than my cream cheese frosting, you might want to scrape most of it off of the cake before you begin.)
Preheat the oven to 350*
Place the cubed cake into an 8" square cake pan.
Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Pour the egg mixture over the cake and press down with the back of a spoon so the cake is all moistened.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 - 45 minutes, until the top is lightly browned and the center is set.
Spoon onto plates and enjoy!


  1. it looks awesome glad it turned out good. I made bread pudding out of a box of glazed donuts it was good. and happy b-day to you your 30 now right.

    1. If I'm thirty what does that make you? 40?


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