Cake Cubes

by Maryam on September 16, 2010

The Eid came to an end, and my Eid celebration recipes too .. Usually in occasions like these, you need to serve your guests with something that looks elegant and easy to do in the same time. This is especially important when you want to maintain the “homemade” policy while welcoming your friends and relatives. That’s why I decided today to post this recipe for those who are searching for a stylish and simple to make dessert!

Usually what I do is, whenever I find a similar dessert recipe, I would write it down and try it first. If it turned to be a GOOD recipe, I will keep it in my cooking folder. I believe that testing dessert recipes is very essential. The reason is that when you have unexpected guests you may rely on something you have given it a try before and you know exactly how long doest it require to be ready. By doing this you can save the whole event within minutes.

Cake Cubes

Adapted from my friend Manal.

Shopping list

11 oz butter pound cake*

1 cup thick cream

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon milk

100g milk chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup chocolate sandwich cookies, grounded

1/2 cup biscuit, grounded

1/2 cup milk chocolate, grounded**

Making the Cake Cubes

11 oz butter pound cake Using a cutting board, cut the butter pound cake into bite size cubes. Insert a toothpick in the middle of each cake cube.
100g milk chocolate, chopped Place the chopped milk chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water. Melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove the top part of the double boiler from the bottom.OR, Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe container and microwave for 1 1/2 to 4 minutes, until the chocolate turns shiny. Remove the container from the microwave and stir the chocolate until completely melted.

1 cup thick cream

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon milk

In a medium size bowl, mix together melted chocolate with thick cream, sweetened condensed milk and milk. Until total mix.

1/2 cup chocolate sandwich cookies, grounded

1/2 cup biscuit, grounded

1/2 cup milk chocolate, grounded

Cover each cake cube with the chocolate mixture, then place it in chocolate sandwich cookies, or biscuit, or milk chocolate. Press gently with your hands to wrap the outer layer and make sure it sticks to the internal one. It is best to do equal amounts of each covering.

*I’ve used Sara lee all butter pound cake.You can use any kind of butter pound cake you prefer.

**It is better to use different brand, to get two different tastes within one small cube.

enjoy with love,

Maryam

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Marisa September 16, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I agree about testing dessert recipes especially. Very smart! I often don’t test them before events and end up in a panic at some point. Anyway, I love these little cake cubes. Fanstastic idea!

Tiffany September 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Another great post and beautiful photos! Happy Eid! (is that what you say?)

Maryam September 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Dear Tiffany, thanks a lot for your kind comment and yes we say happy eid , however the official saying is “Eid Mubarak” which means blessed eid!

nesrine September 17, 2010 at 12:30 am

eid mubarak maryam….these cake bites are beatiful.photoes are great too. :)

Maryam September 17, 2010 at 4:18 am

Dear nesrine, Eid mubarak to you as well and thanks:)

hannah {thepastrykook} September 17, 2010 at 6:10 am

this is brilliant!

Meg H September 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

brilliant idea!! and eid mubarak to you too :D

Maryam September 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

Dear hannah, thanks for your comment.

Dear Meg, eid mubarak to you as well.

Heavenly Housewife September 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm

what a beautiful and elegant desert. I love it that you used already made pound cake. Its not always fun to make everything from scratch.
Belated eid mubarak to you daaaaaahling.
*kisses* HH
p.s. I’m totally bookmarking this

Lisa September 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

What is “thick cream” Is it heavy whipping cream or perhaps evaporated milk?

The Chocolate Priestess September 17, 2010 at 9:19 pm

You get unexpected guests that you make dessert for? Wow, I’d tell them we were going out for ice cream or something here. LOL

Maryam September 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Dear Lisa, thick cream is equal to heavy whipping cream ! regards

Maryam September 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Dear The Chocolate Priestess, I’ll keep your solution as a backup plan, you know just in case I didn’t have the required ingredients :)

Maryam September 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Dear Heavenly Housewife, eid mubarak to you too! and yeah, sometimes you need a recipes with shortcuts!

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker September 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

What a brilliant idea! Love it! I’ll have to think of some variations of this to use when I next throw a party!

Maryam September 19, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Dear Clare, you can do a lot of variations for this recipe and that’s what I love about it, it’s simply flexible

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