Stale cake makes great trifle. Just slice up your cake, pile on a dish, and leave it to soak for a couple of hours in either some kind of sweet alcohol like cointreau, sweet sherry, or port OR fruit juice OR strong coffee with sugar. Then when it's soaked up deliciously, smother the cake with whipped cream or custard and decorate with fruit.
Prepare cake mix and pudding mix according to package directions. When cool, break 1/2 the cake into a large punch bowl. Layer 1/2 of each of the other ingredients into bowl in the order given. Repeat layers with other 1/2 of ingredients. Spread top layer of Cool Whip to edge of bowl so that the bananas will not darken. Sprinkle nuts over top of cake. Refrigerate overnight.
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One idea is a take on the Scottish Broken Biscuit Cake. Instead of using biscuit (cookie) crumbs, you could try using the cake crumbs. I would wait until they are stale to make this:
One pound plain chocolate One pound of butter or firm margarine One pound broken mixed biscuits (or cake crumbs) Half pound chopped mixed roasted nuts One teaspoon vanilla a essence (extract)
Melt the butter and chocolate together and stir. Mix in the well broken biscuits, nuts and essence/extract and pour into a 10" by 15" baking tin, lined with greaseproof paper (vegetable parchment). Smooth to a level top and leave it to set. Cut into fingers (literally a finger thick).