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Cake Pudding
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How to Fix Overbaked Cake

I wanted to show you a simple way to turn your overbaked, dry, or even stale cake (or cupcakes) into something spectacular.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: individual dessert, mug cake, overbaked cake
Servings: 1 ramekin of cake pudding
Calories: 688kcal
Author: Stef


Cake Pudding Ingredients

  • ramekin filled 3/4 full with dry cake broken into pieces I used 4" x 2.6" ramekins.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Oat Topping

  • 2 tablespoons oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter

Garnish Ingredients


Cake Pudding Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Pour melted butter over ramekin filled with cake.
  • In a small bowl, mix egg, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and cinnamon until combined.
  • Pour over cake.

Oat Topping Instructions

  • Use your hands to mix all ingredients until they come together to form coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle over cake.

Baking and Garnish Instructions

  • Bake ramekin on a cookie sheet (in case it bubbles over) for 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm and top with berries and whipped cream.


Depending on how dry and how sweet your cake is, you can experiment with adding more butter or sugar to this recipe.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.9mg