5 Ways To Salvage A Baking Flop!

It happens to all of us — a sunken cake, an overbaked cookie, an odd-flavored muffin where you realized you used salt instead of sugar… yuck. Don’t waste all of your hard work and throw all those sweet treats away in the trash (especially if you bake from scratch!) and use these helpful tips to reincarnate that cake, cookie, muffin, brownie, etc!

1. Make Cake Pops

Did you bake a cake? And did it fail? Then dump the cake + frosting into a giant bowl and mush with clean hands (as Ina Garten from Barefoot Contessa always says, “Clean hands are a cook’s best tool!”). This is a good time to get out some frustration. Punch, smush, wrestle, scream if you want (but that’s not recommended)

2. Top your Yogurt

Did you bake some cookies? And were they unsuccessful? Then chop them into chunks and crumble them over your yogurt like you would granola (you can use regular yogurt, Greek yogurt, soy yogurt, coconut milk yogurt, almond milk yogurt, whatever you want… you can probably even use cottage cheese!)

3. Top your Oatmeal or Cereal

Did you bake muffins? And were they a disaster? Then cut them into bite-sized pieces and crumble some over your oatmeal/cereal. If your muffins were not sweet enough or flavorful enough, this is your chance to fix it – fruit and pure maple syrup always works for me! Oatmeal/cereal will almost always compensate for dry muffins or over-/under-baked muffins.

4. Make Ice Cream

Did you bake some brownies? And were they a sad batch of brownies? Then chop them into cubes and swirl them into some homemade ice cream at the soft-serve stage. Brownie-studded ice cream = FOODGASM

5. Make a Smoothie

Did you bake a cake? And was it a total flop? Then toss a slice into the blender, add some milk or yogurt and maybe some fruit (chocolate cake goes great with banana, strawberries and raspberries; vanilla cake goes great with strawberries, blueberries and peaches)… then blend! Oh, and if you feel like being healthy, toss in a handful of spinach (I bet you won’t taste it!)

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