Home & Garden Home 7 Ideas for Leftover Fruitcake By Robin Shreeves Robin Shreeves Writer Cairn University Rowan University Wine School of Philadelphia Robin Shreeves is a freelance writer who focuses on sustainability, wine, travel, food, parenting, and spirituality. Learn about our editorial process Updated December 27, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Fruitcake doesn't have to go uneaten. It can become cake pops, ice cream and more. (Photo: Hurst Photo/Shutterstock) Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism Are you in post-holiday mode, attempting to get your home back in order? If you are, you're probably looking at some food in the kitchen that needs to get used up, possibly even a fruitcake that someone lovingly baked for you. If slicing and eating it as-is doesn't appeal, you can try to turn it into something new. These recipes for leftover fruitcake breathe new life into the traditional Christmas cake. Fruitcake Bread Pudding: Almost any leftover bread can be made into a bread pudding, and fruitcake is no exception. The fruitcake sits overnight in an egg and milk mixture then gets baked into a pudding. And, while this recipe doesn’t call for it, I imagine that fruitcake bread pudding would be good with a whiskey sauce on top of it. Fruitcake Ice Cream: Leftover fruitcake and roasted blanched almonds are mixed into softened, store-bought vanilla ice cream. Fruitcake Brulee with Caramelized Blood Oranges: An interesting use of leftover fruitcake — here it gets diced up and added to crème brulee. Fruitcake Pops: Crumble up that fruitcake, mix with some frosting to bind it together, and turn it into chocolate-covered cake pops. Fruitcake Trifle: Cubes of fruitcake are drizzled with apricot brandy and layered with a homemade custard, pecans and whipped cream. Chocolate Fondue: Cut the fruitcake into cubes for a chocolate fondue dipper. Fruitcake French Toast: Dipped in eggnog instead of milk, this recipe uses up holiday leftovers.