You can use up that leftover stale cake and turn it into a new cake!
How To Make Cake Crumbs?
Crumble the cake between your fingers. Or grate the cake for very fine cake crumbs or if the old cake is too hard too crumble easily.
Cake Crumb Pie Crust
- 3 cups cake crumbs
- 1 cup butter
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Knead together cake crumbs and butter. Press it into a pie pan – no need to grease the pan.
Pie Filling Ideas
- Edwardian Strawberry Custard Pie
- 1910s Mock Cream Pie
- Victorian Raspberry Cream Pie
- 1920s Orange Pie
I made Mock Cream Pie – it’s so delicious! 😀
Now add the pie filling and bake for about 10-15 minutes.
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44 thoughts on “Cake Crumb Pie Crust – A Use For Stale Cake”
This is a great idea for a sweet pie and I think it would be great for a cheesecake base too!
Thanks, Corina! 🙂
What a great idea- I’ve had stale cake that I thrown out so many times. It’s easy and I’ll bet it tastes amazing. thanks for the tip
You’re welcome! Thanks for commenting, Judee! 🙂
This is actually genius! Thanks for sharing! #CookBlogShare
Oh this looks amazing! I actually have a stale lemon drizzle in my cake tin currently plus some lemon curd.. I feel a lemon meringue pie coming along this weekend!!
Thanks, Priya! 🙂 I’m glad you like it!
what a cool idea!
Oh what a cool use of stale cake crumbs! #BloggerClubUK
I love this idea and just took an old cake out of the freezer this morning. Looking forward to giving it a new pie life.
Thanks, Sandra! Let me know how your pie turns out!
This is so interesting – I’ve never seen cake crumb pie crust before! What a great idea!
Oh wow what a great idea, I am all for using leftovers! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
Thanks, Kirsty! 🙂
I’ll take my cake any way you can think of it! And this is definitely a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
Lol! 😀 Thanks, Leslie!
Great idea for stale cake. Another use is to crumble the crumbs and make a decorative border on a frosted cake. If you have a contrasting flavor such as chocolate crumbs on vanilla it is even better!
Your website, vintage sewing, and photography are absolutely beautiful. You are impressive!
Thank you so much, Laurel! 😀 And thanks for sharing your idea! Cake crumbs are also great as edible moss.
Could you use stale quick breads? I’m thinking yes! I always have ends leftover that no one wants to eat so I feed them to the chickens. I’ll try this instead! Love it and I pinned it. Thanks for coming by the Friday Frenzy we appreciate you!
Let me know if it works with stale quick bread! 🙂 Thanks for pinning!
This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party! x
I love the idea of using something we might otherwise throw away – great idea! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.
What a great idea! I would never have thought to use stale cake crumbs in that way. Thank you for sharing with us on Party in Your PJ’s!
Thanks for stopping by, Teresa!
What a great idea for a pie crust! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
What a great idea using stale cake to make pie crust! I would just normally throw that kind of stuff out. Now I don’t have to waste anymore. Thanks for sharing at FF!
What a great tip for how to use those last few slices of cake that just aren’t quite as good as they once were! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!
Thanks for stopping by, Colleen!
Excellent idea! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
I love this idea, and I’m sure it tastes divine. Next time I make Egg Custard pie, I’m going to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by, Lisa!
Your post is on The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate, I am pinning your post to our Features Board!
Thanks for featuring me, Helen! 🙂
Do you think I could use the crust to fill in with chocolate mousse ? Does that sound appetizing ? Have some left over cake and don’t have the heart to throw it..its very dry but all good stuff in it. Please help
I think it should work! 🙂