Refrigerator Leftover Cake

Recipe for cake made from all sorts of leftovers! If you don't think your family will eat leftovers then try this recipe, they'll never guess what's in it. lol. You will need at the very least a blender to make this cake.



  • 1 1/4 cups of any leftovers*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

*Anything! corn, peas, potatoes, meat loaf, carrots, stew, in any combination


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

Place leftovers, eggs, oil and sugar in vitamix or blender, blend on high to puree for 60 seconds.

Stop machine and add the rest of the ingredients and process on LOW for about 10 seconds, until ingredients are just moistened. Pour into cake pan & bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, enjoy leftovers like never before!


This spice cake doesn't really need a frosting but cream cheese frosting is great on it!

Source: The Versatile Vita-mix cookbook

By Virginia from Brownsville, Oregon

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October 23, 20090 found this helpful

Not sure I'd want to try this. I'll let someone else go first! :-)

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October 23, 20090 found this helpful

Vegetables would be a possibility, but I'm not putting meat in my cake!

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October 30, 20090 found this helpful

Haven't tried it but sure sounds interesting. Had to laugh at the feed backs so far disijudy's response made me laugh come on girls who will try it first?

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November 5, 20091 found this helpful

I do something very similar but not for baking cakes. I throw leftovers that no one will eat into the food processor. This makes a good base for rice, spaghetti sauce, chicken dishes, gravies really about anything. The leftovers are already seasoned so this saves time and money in the kitchen. Just tonight I used a couple of scoops of a mixture that I made yesterday to make goulash there was nothing left over.


What I had used to make my concoction was some leftover pork roast and the vegetables along with other vegetables, some black beans and rice. This also will help to thicken dishes and you can further save money by using less meat. Just a thought, Carla

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June 19, 20170 found this helpful

Twenty years ago I made Beef Stew Spice Cake. It was incredible! I just looked up this recipe because I need to make Chili Spice Cake today. This is the greatest way to use leftovers & no one will ever suspect!
(I lost my VitaMix in the divorce & just got a new one. I am so excited to start creating again)

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April 18, 20220 found this helpful

I have done something just like this (maybe even exactly like it) and it was delicious. The odd flavors didn't stand out at all.

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