Friday, December 2, 2011

Good Ideas: Pound Cake Bread Pudding



This is a bit risqué. Pound Cake AND Bread Pudding. Perverse.

I know I am supposed to be posting detox salads, but I can't say no to cake or wine for more than 5 days, I have tried.

I am just trying to do my part to not waste food.

I made a big lemon pound cake and after day 4 it was a bit stale and dried out.
Instead of tossing it, I decided to cut it into cubes and soak it in a nice custard. Sort of like a cake revival.

The results were crazy. I am a big bread pudding fan, as you know, but this one takes the cake! (no pun intended!).

If you don't happen to have stale cake laying around (and really, who does?), I guess you could purchase a store bought pound cake.

Stale Pound Cake Bread Pudding:

I had about 5 slices of cake left out of a big bundt cake, so I would guess-timate (I like that word) about 3 cups of cake cubes.

Lay your cake pieces on the bottom of a buttered baking dish, fitting them in snuggly next to eachother.



Combine 4 eggs, 1 3/4 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and whisk together. This will be the custard. (you may need a little more milk if you are using more cake).

Carefully pour the custard over the cake cubes and press down with a spatula to absorb the liquid.



Bake in a 350F oven for about 35 minutes. When ready to serve, cut into pieces and drizzle the warm cake pudding w/ heavy cream (as if the cake-turn-pudding didn't have enough fat & calories).





I am glad I could do my part to save a cake.

10 comments:

Bluebird NY said...

Decadent and wonderful! This may even revive a few pieces of freezer burned pound cake I found.

SarahB said...

WOW. I want some with my coffee this morning!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

How could you do this to me? Now I have to go buy a pound cake just to have leftovers. more detox salads needed after this one - but worth it, I'm sure.

Proud Italian Cook said...

You went from good girl to evil! I'll take the evil right now, I'm no where near a detox!

tasteofbeirut said...

great! and why not? the italians do the tiramisu the english the trifle and the french? 5 days without cake or wine, my that's tough!

lea said...

This looks so wonderful....I have some of your cherry loaf in the freezer and could slip this in the oven - tonight!!.....but right now I'm going to have a glass of wine....New puppy didn't sleep last night.

oui chef said...

Love your creativity and thriftiness with this one, Stacey. A question though....how do you not weigh 800 pounds with all the delicious food you make just for you and your husband? You must either have an amazing metabolism, or you run 5o miles a day.

Ana said...

Just tried this recipe, it came out fantastic :) It's the first bread pudding I've ever made and it came out so great. That was an awesome way to use up ruined pound cake! thank you :)

Rhonda Coxon said...

I just made this bread pudding and it is delicious. I put strawberries and whip cream on top, which enhanced the dessert even more. Next time I may add some peaches in the bread pudding.
Thank you for the recipe.

Alexandra Leonova said...

My DS got more poundcakes than we could eat, so I had to find a way not to throw them away. Everyone loved this pudding. It came out not too sweet and pretty light. I used 1.5 pound cakes and doubled the liquid amount. I also added rasberries into the pudding. As a topper, instead of cream, I made a simple blueberry, blackberry, and rasberry compote, which added a perfect amount of tanginess.

Thanks so much for the recipe!