Sinking your teeth into a slice of gooey, moist cake is a great way to round off a meal. But how can you deal with the taste of dry cake? There are many ways to improve the taste of dry cake.
Heat Up the Cake
Dry cake is not very appealing, but an easy way to liven up the taste of dry cake is to gently heat it up. Add your slice of cake to the microwave for a few seconds to help soften and moisten the cake and then sit back and enjoy. Although reheating cake will not replicate the joy of eating a freshly baked cake, you can get close to the real thing. If you are heating up cake with icing or chocolate syrup, do not heat it up for too long, as the icing or syrup can melt into a puddle.
Use Dry Sponge Cake in a Trifle
Sponge cake does not taste as good once it becomes dry, but there is no need to throw the dry sponge cake away. Reserve the cake, break it up into chunks and add it to a layer of trifle, along with extra layers of fruit, set jelly, custard, and a splash of sherry or brandy, and topped with lashings of cream and sliced, roasted almonds. The moisture from the other ingredients in the trifle will seep into the cake and improve the taste and texture of the sponge cake.
Add Luscious Toppings
Add luscious toppings such as homemade custard, fruit and cream toppings to dry cake and allow them time to set or seep into the cake. The toppings will add moisture to the dry cake, thus greatly enhancing the taste of the cake.
Dry cake can be off-putting, as it is hard to eat a slice of cake when it feels as though you will choke on each bite. Sometimes, dry cake is prepared without enough moist ingredients, while at other times, dry cake has become that way as it has started to turn stale. But there are many simple ways to overcome the problem of dry cake by heating it up, reusing it by adding it to trifle or by adding luscious, creamy toppings.