I can’t say that I’ve ever had this problem before, but H-man’s birthday cake was so big that it’s taken us a week to demolish 3/4 of it – and by this point, it’s not as moist and delicious as it once was. The pirate ship design of the cake called for two 8 1/2 x 11 sheet cakes, so even though we had 12 adults and 10 children in the house for the birthday party, we have a a lot left. A piece of cake with some ice cream is only delicious for so many days in a row. So what to do with leftover birthday cake that’s gone stale? Throw it away?
I can’t justify tossing so much food into the greenbin. And, since we participated in a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” evening this weekend and I needed to make a dessert, I pulled out a tried and true university favourite: Trifle.
It’s simple, easy, and delicious. Best of all, it injects much-needed moisture to a stale birthday cake. The process is straightforward: layer pudding, small squares of cake, and either fruit or pie filling in a bowl (clear glass bowls make it look the prettiest), and top with whipped cream.
We had a Mexican-themed supper, so my husband thought that a banana dessert would fit best. I used banana pudding and chopped bananas inbetween the layers of cake.
Easy, delicious, and thrifty.
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