Enjoy New Sara Lee Pound Cakes and Enter the “Share The Sweetness” Recipe Contest
We like to entertain and have impromptu dinners with friends so having Sara Lee desserts in the freezer is always handy when company stops by. I especially enjoy having Sara Lee pound cake on hand since is it is always a convenient treat to enjoy on its own or fancied up with fruit, pudding or chocolate. However, I have found that having these pound cakes in the freezer can be such a temptation anytime I crave something sweet. I can never obey the recommended portion size when I’m slicing into a yummy Sara Lee pound cake. Now, thanks to Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, I can now enjoy a special treat in perfectly sized portions. Each box comes with 6 individually packaged slices and can be enjoyed in either the Original pound cake or double chocolate.
But this isn’t the only newly added item to Sara Lee’s line of pound cake, you can also find:
- Sara Lee Lemon Pound Cake – The newest loaf variety in more than a decade, made with real lemon juice. This one is especially good with raspberries and whipped cream!
- Sara Lee Butter Pound Cake – Same classic, buttery taste with an updated recipe to be more moist. I used this original pound cake for a special tea-time treat with my daughters (recipe below.)
- Sara Lee Light & Dreamy Pound Cake – Reduced-fat alternative that contains 80 calories per serving with 100 percent less cholesterol and 55 percent less fat than Butter Pound Cake. I’m looking forward to having this one on hand after the holidays when I’m back to watching those calories!
Over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, my daughters and I decided to make some special petit fours for a holiday tea party. We used Sara Lee Butter Pound Cake straight from the freezer and two other ingredients: white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening.
To begin, I took the frozen pound cake loaf and cut off the rounded edges to so that my petit fours would be uniform in size and shape. My daughters happily saw that the scraps did not go to waste and snacked away while I continued to cut the cake into slices and then into cubes. After creating 12 pound cake cubes (which could have been stretched to 18 if I cut them a bit smaller) I put them back in the freezer while I began heating up my double boiler.
As soon as I had a rolling boil in the lower pan of the double boiler I turned the heat down so it would gently simmer. In the top pan, I added the entire bag of white chocolate chips (minus two small handful thanks to my little taste testers) and 3 tablespoons of vegetable shortening.
In a matter of minutes, I had smooth melted white chocolate ready for dipping my pound cake cubes. I found that it was best to use a fork to drop one cube at a time into the melted chocolate and then toss around gently with the fork to coat all sides. When removing the pound cake from the pan with the fork, a little tap on the side of the pan helped remove the extra white chocolate.
After each pound cake had a little bath in the white chocolate, I placed them on a cooling rack with a sheet of waxed paper below. My daughters added some festive sprinkles just before the white chocolate set. In about 15 minutes, our petit fours were cooled and ready to enjoy at tea.
Sara Lee would love to hear what special creations you enjoy making with their pound cake products. Check out Sara Lee’s “Share The Sweetness” recipe contest on their Facebook page and enter your best recipe for a chance to win great prizes, the grand prize being a $500 VISA gift card and Sara Lee desserts for a year! The contest runs through the end of December, so be sure to include Sara Lee pound cake in your holiday treat planning and share your recipe! If you’re looking for a little inspiration, Sara Lee has plenty of recipes to browse on their website or visit their new pinterest page for additional ideas.
Disclosure – This product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Emily is also very active in the local MOMS CLUB. She raises chickens and has 2 shih tzus. Her daughter Caitlyn attends Montessori school and she hates housecleaning, loves wine and enjoys dining out. She would love to find a cure for the depression and anxiety she has dealt with on and off over the past 10 years, just like me. She is an amazing mom and friend.