Cake Crumb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you ever left with cake scraps that you don't want to waste, but aren't sure what to do? An alternative to cake balls, use the scraps to make cookies.

These cookies use cake scraps in a new and delicious way. Forget about cake balls, let’s make chocolate chip cookies!

Cake Crumb Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 4 cups yellow cake crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and nuts.
Mix with paddle on low for 1 minute, until well blended.
Fold in chips and nuts.
Scoop onto cookie sheets covered with parchment paper and bake for 10-13 minutes until golden brown.

These also freeze very nicely. this also works with chocolate cake crumbs, and white chocolate chips!

Comments (4)


I made these with red velvet left overs and they were yummy!  Will definitely try this recipe again with other left over cake.


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