Birthdays are usually wonderful occasions, and a great excuse for a party or celebration, but what do you do with any leftover birthday cake? Chances are, you try to finish it up as quickly as possible or throw it away, but if you have a Blendtec you can easily make use of any leftover cake by making a birthday cake milkshake, which I’ve done for my Blendtec recipe of the week.

It was my husband’s birthday last Monday, he would like me to say he was 21 (plus quite a few extra candles) and inevitably we had some birthday cake left over from the day.  But rather than throw it away, I had a brainwave to make a birthday cake milkshake.

You will need:

2 – 3 pieces of leftover birthday cake, cut into small chunks
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
A dash of semi-skimmed milk
Whipped cream to decorate

Place the cake, vanilla ice cream and milk in your Blendtec and blendon on the “smoothie” setting for 60 seconds. Pour into a tall glass and decorate with some whipped cream.

It is indulgent, delicious and ensures that no leftover cake is thrown away.  This also goes down well as a refreshing drink on a hot sunny day.

Till next time, happy birthday to anyone who is celebrating, you know what to do with your leftover cake, and happy blending!