Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sara Lee Pound Cake Dessert Mini Star Cake Tutorial and Review by Maria Del Pinto

Sara Lee Pound Cake is a very versatile base for many fun dessert and holiday treat ideas.  I was recently sent a free sample of Sara Lee Pound to test by the folks at BzzAgent.  I had not tasted one since I was a teenager, so I was willing to give it a try and make something with it.  My kids love the concept of cake pops but they are often too sweet or too small to really satisfy.  So I came up with this fun and easy mini star cake.

Supplies Needed:

  • Sara Lee Pound Cake
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread
  • Candy Sprinkles
  • and a
  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Butter Knife

After you have let the pound cake sit in the refrigerator for a day (you don't want to use it frozen nor let it come to room temperature), carefully slice it into three layers.  Then separate the three layers. Using the cookies cutter, cut out the star shapes.  Save the left over cake to make cake balls (there are a lot of easy recipes on the Internet for that).  Place back into freezer for 10 minutes, this will keep the Sara Lee Pound cake pieces from getting too crumbly when applying the spread.

Then take a butter knife and carefully spread the Reese Chocolate spread onto the cut outs.  Then re-stack the pieces to form a three layer treat. To finish the mini star cakes, just some candy sprinkles to the mix and you are done.

I decided to pair the pound cake with a chocolate spread, because I wanted to use the new "Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread" which I knew would taste great with the "Sara Lee Pound Cake".

The Sara Lee pound cake is such a versatile product.  I love that I can keep it in the freezer or refrigerator for last minute desert inspirations.  The cake is nice and dense and has a great flavor.  It also takes flavor very well.  For Christmas we used it to make some fun cake pops and added some of the Starbucks Caramel Syrup which was allowed to soak into the pound cake over night.  The next day we added a few more ingredients and had the tastiest cake ball treats to serve our guests.

Thank you for BzzAgent and Sara Lee for providing me with samples and coupons of the Sara Lee Pound Cake.  They were shared and enjoyed.   #GotItFree 

If you would like to test and review products, then you should contact BzzAgent for more information.  They are great to work with and their website is super easy to use.

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