I tried that weird Thanksgiving leftovers cake and it actually worked! #Food#food#holidays#Thanksgiving November 21 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Catherine Clark Photos and recipe by Catherine Clark on Bijoux & Bits Related Post Throw this party: "T. Hanks-giving" T. Hanks-giving is a wonderful pre- post- or alterna-Thanksgiving celebration that gives thanks to Tom Hanks, Patron Saint of American Film. Here's how to throw... Read more Have you seen that weird mashup of Thanksgiving food that Chow made into a big cake? I decided to see if it lived up to the hype in an adapted (and maybe more palatable?) mini version of the Thanksgiving leftovers cake. The most surprising part? It actually worked AND it was tasty. Plus, it's just weird and that makes it even better. Weird Thanksgiving > normal Thanksgiving, imo. The concept is to take whatever leftovers you have, smoosh them into layers (I used ramekins to help them keep their shape), and assemble them with a mashed potato "frosting" so that it looks like a cake. Or, you know, kinda. This was my first attempt at using mashies as a frosting, outside of on top of shepherd's pie, and it wasn't too hard at all. I omitted one of the more controversial layers in Chow's version: the cranberry sauce layer. I added cranberries in the stuffing itself using an adapted version of this recipe for cranberry cornbread stuffing. But hey, you do you and add in tons of cranberries if you like 'em! Here’s what I used to make it: Stuffing of your choice (maybe this cranberry cornbread or apple bacon brioche? Hell, Stovetop's also rad) Mashed potato recipe of your choice (regular mash or maybe cauli mash?) Mashed sweet potato or squash Optional: mini marshmallows if your sweet potatoes are sweet or gravy if they’re savory You can see the full instructions to assemble the cake here. How to make the easiest 3-ingredient cranberry sauce Just in time for Thanksgiving, I'm going to teach you how to make the easiest cranberry sauce you've ever had. You can make this a day or two before, or… Read More How will you be using your Thanksgiving leftovers, if you celebrate? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride’s Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Make your house a jungle for your own wild animal (your cat!) NEXT How do I discuss body autonomy regarding children's haircuts? Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I am blown away that you made this BEFORE Thanksgiving! 2 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.