Cake Pops Aren't The Only Way To Use Leftover Cake Crumbs

Maybe it was the shining star of yesterday's birthday party or perhaps it was just the byproduct of a passing baking itch, but either way, the results are the same — you've ended up with more leftover cake in your fridge than you bargained for. And like any good baker, you may be planning on turning your unloved and uneaten slices of vanilla cake into a batch of cake pops.

After all, since cake pops require cake crumbs to make (per Insider) you've already done half of the work by having a pre-baked cake primed for tearing into small pieces. However, you shouldn't start collecting ingredients to make fall-inspired pumpkin spice cake pops quite yet because there is both more than one way to slice a cake and more than one way to use leftover cake crumbs to make a delicious new sweet. 

If you love the rich taste of truffles, you need to know that you can make an irresistible version of this classic recipe with the crumbs from your leftover cake (per Southern Living).

How to make cake truffles

Unlike traditional truffles, which are made of chocolate and cream (per Sally's Baking Addiction), Southern Living reports cake truffles are essentially balls of icing and cake crumbs doused in a chocolate coating. And since you can use any flavor to make this decadent dessert, this recipe is a perfect (and delicious) way to repurpose your leftover cake crumbs. In fact, Amycakes Bakes notes that if you frequently make cakes, by storing the leftovers in the freezer, you'll always have a perfect, moist base for mouth-watering cake truffles ready.

According to Southern Living, since icing is what prevents this dessert from falling apart, to whip up cake truffles you need to ensure you have a lot of it on hand. So once you're sure you have as much icing as you do cake, you can start combining your cake crumbs with the sweet topping until you end up with balls that will keep their form if you squeeze them.

While you let your freshly-rolled cake truffles set in the freezer for at least 10 minutes, Southern Living reports you should melt your chocolate. Like a regular truffle, we recommend only using the most high-quality melting chocolate for an even look and great taste. After you dip your cake and icing balls into the chocolate, allow the coating to firm, and let your truffles finish hardening in the fridge, you can then dig in.