Five Delicious Leftover Fruitcake Recipes

January 7, 2022

Five Delicious Leftover Fruitcake Recipes

Creative Ways to Use that Leftover Fruitcake

Eating a DeLuxe® Fruitcake is one of the most enduring holiday traditions. However, once the holiday festivities come to a close, you may be wondering what to do with your leftover fruitcake. But don’t fret! We've created five creative and delicious ways to use that remaining fruitcake. 

Fruitcake Bread Pudding

Bread pudding made with DeLuxe® Fruitcake is one of the easiest recipes to make. Plus, it's so delicious, it'll disappear as soon as you put it on the table—yes, it’s that delicious. Here's how to make our Fruitcake Bread Pudding:

  • STEP 1: Cut your leftover fruitcake into bite-size pieces and arrange them into the bottom of a baking dish
  • STEP 2: Whisk together a splash of milk, a dash of sugar, and two large eggs in a bowl— pour this mixture over the fruitcake at the bottom of the baking dish
  • STEP 3: Cover your baking dish and place your fruitcake mixture into the fridge for three to four hours
  • STEP 4: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake your mixture for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • STEP 5: Serve while warm alongside a dollop of cinnamon whipped cream, and voilà—the perfect fruitcake bread pudding!

Fruitcake Parfaits

Give your parfait the perfect holiday twist by adding leftover fruitcake to the mix. Simply start by crumbling a few slices of DeLuxe® Fruitcake into a bowl. Next, gather your other parfait ingredients such as Greek yogurt and fresh berries. Then, get creative by alternating layers of crumbled fruitcake, yogurt, and berries in a glass cup or bowl. Once your layering is completed, add a dollop of whipped cream and you’re ready to serve.

Fruitcake Petits Fours

Do you have a box of leftover DeLuxe® Fruitcake Petites?—we've got a great way to enjoy them for Valentine's Day. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your favorite chocolate wafers. We prefer Wilton's Candy Melts in pink. Once melted, proceed to dunk each Petite until thoroughly coated. Place each covered Petite on a wire cooling rack to allow the melted chocolate to harden. While hardening, use this time to decorate each Petite. We recommend red maraschino cherries, Conversation Hearts, and pink and white sprinkles.  

Fruitcake French Toast

Keep the holidays going by turning our DeLuxe® Fruitcake into the star of your next Sunday brunch.  breakfast table. Here's how to make our Fruitcake French Toast: 

  • STEP 1: Slice leftover fruitcake into 1-inch thick slices—dip each slice into a mixture of beaten eggs and milk
  • STEP 2: Place coated fruitcake sliced in a skillet over medium heat flipping until both sides are golden brown 
  • STEP 3: Served each slice with your choice of freshly cut fruit, whipped cream, or maple syrup.

Fruitcake Cake Pops

Looking to get the little ones interested in baking? Try this recipe for Fruitcake Cake Pops! Super easy to make and save for little hands, your kiddos will enjoy helping you whip together these simple treats. Here's how to make our DeLuxe® Fruitcake Cake Pops:

  • STEP 1: Crumble all your leftover DeLuxe® Fruitcake into a bowl
  • STEP 2: In equal parts fruitcake to vanilla frosting, combine and mix until the fruitcake is a moldable consistency.
  • STEP 3: Using a cookie scoop, mold mixture into 1-inch balls and place to the side. 
  • STEP 4: Skewer each fruitcake cake ball into a confectionary treat stick—we like Wilton's 4-Inch Treat Sticks.
  • STEP 5: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your favorite chocolate wafers—we prefer Wilton's Candy Melts in light cocoa. Fully submerge each cake pop into the melted chocolate and place to the side to harden. Once the chocolate has hardened, you are ready to snack and enjoy! 

Time To Start Baking!

The holidays are filled with all sorts of festive sweets and treats, but there’s no need to let any of it go to waste. The next time your find yourself with leftover DeLuxe® Fruitcake, consider using these quick, leftover fruitcake recipes.

Want to try these recipes but, all your fruitcake is gone?—order your DeLuxe® Fruitcake here and prepare to start baking!

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Harold Burton
June 18, 2021
I love slow cookers, but even more I LOVE Pressure Cookers! Probably because I have no patience what so ever lolll. Great recipe!
Ashley Jones
June 27, 2021
Yum! Now I am craving chicken! I love roasting whole chickens on Sunday evenings, and I always use the bones to make a broth. It’s a great way to have a surplus of broth in the freezer, and it’s so handy when anyone in my house gets sick! I will try this recipe the next Sunday I roast a chicken . Ashley Jones
Collin Street Bakery
June 29, 2021
Yumm! We hope you enjoy it.
Joseph Donahue
July 13, 2021
I used boneless chicken thighs cause we like dark meat. So smaller portions but most definitely a keeper. Joseph Donahue
Kelly Hubbard
August 30, 2021
What an awesome idea. I buy ground beef and chicken in 5lb bulk bags and have always divided it up ready to cook and stored in the freezer, but pre-cooking would save so much more time. Have you found that the cooked/reheated meat does or doesn’t absorb your spices as well? That would be my only concern, although I think you could avoid the bland meat scenario by putting some garlic, salt, pepper and some other “general” seasonings (parsley, minced onion) in there when you cook in the crock pot. I would think these are common enough to most things you do with the finished meat that you wouldn’t endanger the final dinner product. Kelly Hubbard
Ashley Jones
September 12, 2021
Thank you so much for information about this technique! My first time using my indoor grill and the chicken turned out fantastic!! Your instructions were easy to follow and yielded results even better than what I had hoped for. I look forward to delving deeper into your blog and learning even more. Thanks again. CrazyAsk
Collin Street Bakery
September 14, 2021
Thank you so much! We are so glad you found a technique you liked.
October 27, 2021
Jayme Silvestri I’ve been using ground turkey for years. I personally don’t like the taste of ground beef. Turkey will take the flavor of any seasoning you add and it is much lighter than beef. These meatballs look fantastic. Whenever I’m making spaghetti my guys always want meatballs. Pinning!
Holly Hooper
November 1, 2021
I was happy to have the opportunity to review this cookbook as well and even tested the same recipe on my blog! I now want to start at the very beginning and cook my way from the front cover to the back. Every recipe is a gem! Holly Hooper
Pat Walker
June 27, 2022
Hello, could you please tell me if I can turn leftover fruit cake into a steam pudding and if so how? Looking forward to your reply
Collin Street Bakery
August 31, 2022
At this time we do not have a recipe for a Steam Pudding. You can probably google it though.
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