Bad Cake Gone Good

I was recently trying out a new chocolate cake recipe that I had been meaning to try for a while now. Alas! To say the cake fell apart would be a gross understatement; it’s a pity I couldn’t take a picture of the disastrous cake….but rather than throwing the whole thing away eating my mistake here’s what I did…..

Take about 5 cups chocolate cake crumbs (though I’m sure they will taste swell with any other cake as well)
1/2 cup cream
100gms dark/bittersweet chocolate (chopped into large chunks)
1 tbsp instant coffee(opt)
3 tbsp brandy
¼ cup chopped almonds(opt)

You can add or reduce ingredients as you wish…..

Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix until they come together to form a ball. If you think the mixture is too dry, add more cream or even milk or brandy to moisten it and form smooth even sized balls.

Now chill them and the cover with melted dark chocolate(hmmm heavenly) or just dust cocoa powder and you are done. Absolutely delectable truffles that look gourmet, like you’ve slogged for hours when in reality its just add few ingredients to leftovers.

So go on mess up that cake and turn it into these….you can thank me later!

Leave a comment


  1. What a great idea!
    It’s sort of like the rum balls you get at some bakeries in bombay.

  2. Truffles looks so yum, very tempting click

  3. Ha ha, I love the title of this post! And such a great idea, I actually have a bag of chocolate cake offcuts in the freezer (didn’t want to waste them), I think I will have to turn them into something like this soon 🙂

  4. Looks really cool,wish I could taste one now 🙂

  5. Wonderful way to rescue a cake and make it even better! 🙂

  6. I loved the title of your post 🙂 And the picture is beatiful too.

  7. Oh my gosh, those look and sound so good, I think I gained weight reading your post!

  8. A great idea! I loev those.



  9. Ohhh….. tempting!
    I too had messed up a cake last week…. wish i knew this before 😦
    Lovely space you have here 🙂

  10. I’ve never thought of doing this with a disappointing cake. I usually just take the eat it by myself so no one ever sees it route. This is a much better idea.

  11. Wish I’d seen this a day or two earlier..messed up big time with a new recipe!!

  12. this is a neat idea – I am tempted do this with a perfectly ‘good’ cake as well!

  13. that is an excellent idea…i should think about it the next time i screw up a cake..which btw is waaay too often than i can even say 🙂

  14. That sounds grt…………and looks perfect too….best out of waste….

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  16. Wow wonderful job, u have turned them something pretty, keep up ur creativity..

  17. This sounds a perfect dessert come out of your not-perfect cake. !!


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