How to Make St. Clements Cake Bites

A fantastic way to use up left over sponge trimmings, these bites are perfect for giving as gifts, and can even be made into cake pops . Simply insert a pop stick at the chocolate coating stage and stand in a cake pop stand or and top with your choice of decoration then leave to set.

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A fantastic way to use up left over sponge trimmings, these bites are perfect for giving as gifts, and can even be made into cake pops . Simply insert a pop stick at the chocolate coating stage and stand in a cake pop stand or and top with your choice of decoration then leave to set.

You will need:

Ingredients:

  • left over lemon cake (or plain sponge with added lemon curd or orange/lemon zest)
  • orange zest
  • small amount of buttercream/ cream cheese/ mascarpone
  • 400g white chocolate
  • extra chocolate, or orange zest, for decoration

1

Add the zest of an orange and stir in enough buttercream, cream cheese or mascarpone to your leftover cake to bind the mix, keeping it firm. Mascarpone or cream cheese is a wonderful balance to the sweet, buttercream may need a little more zest.

2

Ball the mix from spoon to between palms, roll gently, then place onto non-stick parchment or silicone mat and chill for five to ten minutes.

3

Meanwhile, gently melt white chocolate and allow to cool until just warm.

4

Plop your chilled cake balls into the chocolate and gently turn over to coat then place back on your non-stick sheet. Top with your choice of lemon decoration or lemon and poppy seed chocolate as I have, for a decadent bite!

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