Monday, November 10, 2008

French Toast - Leftover Vanilla Cakes

The vanilla cakes from last week were delicious, but we had two leftover and I hate having to throw food away. The perfect solution came to me when I woke up this morning and needed to figure out breakfast. It turns out that mini-cakes turned into french toast equals deliciousness. I was worried that the cakes would be too sweet or have too much vanilla in them, but I didn't add much vanilla to the egg soak and they turned out great.

Vanilla Cake French Toast
Serves 2

2 individual vanilla cakes
2 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
butter for cooking

Slice cakes into 1/2 " slices. Combine eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and salt in a small container and add vanilla cake slices to container to soak for 20 or more minutes. Heat butter in a non-stick skillet and fry french toast for 3 - 4 minutes per side. Top with fruit and maple syrup.


12 comments:

Peabody said...

Now that's breakfast! Yum.

Hopie said...

Good thinking! I love when leftovers come together as something new and yummy.

Meg said...

Fabulous idea! I bet they were delicious!

Cathy said...

What a great way to start the day! Looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

That cake was already so yummy, this breakfast would certainly be out of this world, especially with that apple topping :).

Unknown said...

Such decadence! Sounds like an ingenious use for cake to me.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Oh yum! That sounds so good! I want to come for breakfast at your house :)

Michele said...

I'm gaining five pounds just reading about your french toast. Bet it was wonderful though!

Fitness Foodie said...

The flavor of vanilla is one of my favorite. These leftover cakes are honestly to die for.

Unknown said...

what a perfect breakfast... :)

Annie said...

I almost want to make sure I have cake leftovers so I can do this! Thanks for the great idea!

Unknown said...

Vanilla cake French toast sounds good and looks great!