8 Things To Do With Sticky Sponge Cake? – (If Not Fixed)

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Making mistakes while baking is very common. A little change in oven temperature or little ups and down in the quantities and mixing of ingredients can change the appearance or taste of the things you are baking, just like a sticky sponge cake. have you read our article about why a sponge cake turns out sticky and how to fix it? if yes and you’ve tried the tips but you still don’t want to serve it as a cake, don’t worry there are many more things you can do with the ruined sponge cake.

Here are a few ideas about what to do with your sticky sponge cake:

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1- Use in a Trilece Cups

Trilece is a popular dessert also known as “Three milk cake.” The base recipe for Trilece is a sponge cake. If you are left with a sticky sponge cake, cut it into pieces and make individual servings by soaking it in milk and then top it over with whipped cream. Some people also add caramel sauce over the whipped cream to enhance the flavor, though you can add any topping you like e.g. almonds, strawberries, coconut etc. And there you have a delicious dessert to enjoy after a fancy dinner.

2- Make Cake Pops: 

You can make Cake Pops by simply crumbling the cake and adding any frosting to the cake mixture. Make small balls by hand and coat them with either white or dark chocolate.

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you can use toothpicks to give them a lollypop shape.

3- Use as Cake Crumbs:

You can make Cake Crumbs by chopping the cake in a food processor. The crumbs can be used as an ice cream topping later on. You can keep it in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks in the freezer.

4- Serve as a Trifle Base:

Sticky cake can be used as a Trifle Base. When layering trifles, put the sticky cakes on the base of your trifle tray, soak it with any fruit juice, then top it with custard, fruits and nuts.

5- Make Cake Rusks:

Cake Rusks are a popular afternoon snack that are baked twice. They are dried cake pieces that are served with evening tea in a typical Indian household. You can easily make it by cutting your sticky cake into slices and arranging them side by side on a baking tray. Preheat the oven to 120 degrees Celsius and bake them until they are hard like biscottis. Your homemade tea time snack, which every Asian family enjoys, is ready.

6- Make Cake Pudding:

Cake pudding, like Bread Pudding, can be made by simply replacing bread with cake. Follow the entire process exactly as it is. Before putting it in the oven, sprinkle some raisins on top. The raisins give an extra kick to flavors.

7- French Toast:

French toast is a worldwide favorite. They’re made with a variety of pieces of bread. Replacing bread with cake is a good idea, and since we’ll be soaking the cake slices in an egg mixture, the stickiness of the cake won’t matter. Always season your egg mixture with a pinch of ground cinnamon. Just slice your cake and follow the same steps as you would in making French toast. 

8- Use in Cakesicles:

Cakesicles are similar to cake pops but larger and shaped like popsicles. If you like cake pops, you’ll love these cakesicles, which have the same delicious cake filling and chocolate shell on the outside. They are very popular party treats.

To make cakesicles, you’ll need a popsicle mold. First, crumble your cake into pieces and top it with your preferred frosting. Mix until everything is well combined. Fill popsicle molds halfway with the mixture and insert sticks. Place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up. After that, remove them from the molds and dip them in melted white or dark chocolate. Your classy treat is now ready to serve at a party.

You can always freeze your cake until you come up with the best way to reuse it. Wrap it in cling film, making sure all sides are covered, and place it in an airtight container to freeze. You can freeze it in this manner for two months.


If you have tried fixing your sticky sponge cake, but it didn’t work; don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways you can use it in delicious recipes.

Here’s the list:

  • Use in trilece cups
  • Create cake pops
  • Make cake crumbs and use them as a topping for other desserts
  • Make trifle and use cake pieces or crumbs as layers
  • Cut the sticky sponge cake and bake it again to make cake rusk
  • Make cake pudding
  • Make french toast, where you replace the slices of bread with slices of cake.
  • Give your sticky sponge cake the shape of popsicles and create cakesicles.

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