Leftover Christmas cake ideas

Have too much Christmas cake on your hands? Here's what to do with it! Save these leftover Christmas cake recipes to use up your festive cake stash.

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Leftover Christmas cake ideas

There are so many easy ways to use up leftover Christmas cake! Crumble up the rich, spiced cake and turn it into something brand new with these recipes.

1. Christmas Truffles

This is one of the simplest ways to use up Christmas cake. Pulse it in a food processor with a touch of brandy, shape into balls and coat in chocolate to create Christmas truffles.

2. Rum Balls

Mixing up the cake crumbs with chocolate and rum gives you an entirely new but equally classic treat: rum balls! Ideal for chocolate lovers, and you can use different flavours of cake too.

3. Ice Cream

Make this Creamy Eggnog Ice Cream and swirl it into the ice cream after it’s churned, but just before you put it into the freezer to fully set. Or you could fry slices of Christmas cake in butter until a little crisp, then crumble on top of the ice cream. The rich and creamy eggnog flavour is the perfect setting for those fruit cake leftovers.

4. Christmas Cake Ice Cream Bombe

If you don’t feel like making your own ice cream, make this Christmas Cake Ice Cream Bombe instead. Soften a tub of vanilla ice cream and swirl the cake through it. Freeze it in a bowl for a cute pudding-like presentation, and serve with custard.

5. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Trifle

Break up the cake and add it into a trifle. This easy trifle recipe has dollops of dreamy salted caramel and lashings of whipped cream that will revamp that cake into something special.

6. Fudgey chocolate peanut cheesecake truffles

Cheesecake fans, this recipe is for you! Instead of using the plain biscuit crumbs this recipe calls for, use cake crumbs. You can also substitute the peanut butter for any of your favourite nut butters, like almond or cashew.

Get the recipe: Creamy Eggnog Ice Cream

This ice cream would be wonderful with Christmas cake, pudding or even mince pies. The ideal remedy for a too-hot summer's day.

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