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Mini Easter Cakes and a Sara Lee Desserts Giveaway


Cake Wide

Today is your lucky day people!

You have the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card plus 2 coupons for Sara Lee Desserts.  All compliments of Sara Lee Desserts. 

I know – how fun!  I love giving away stuff.

But before I tell you how to enter, you have to see what I made first.

Have you ever had a Little Deb Cake?  I LOVE them and have been thinking for a long time how I could make them myself. 

So I decided to use Sara Lee Pound Cake (Because their pound cake is delicious and so convenient – really it is.  Just ask my son who would have eaten the whole thing had I not been in the room to stop him.), buttercream icing, and candy coating and try my hand at it.  And with Easter just around the corner, I wanted to give my cakes a little Easter/springtime flare.

Inside Egg

First get out those cookie cutters.  Then cut the frozen Sara Lee Pound Cake into about ¼” thick vertical slices.  If your cookie cutters are large, cut the pound cake horizontally instead of vertically.

Cake 2

Then press your cookie cutter into 2 of these slices that are stacked on top of each other.  The size of your cookie cutters will determine the number of cakes you can get out of one pound cake.

Cut 1 Cut 2

Next, pipe some buttercream icing in between the two slices.  You can just use a knife to spread the icing as well but I like the clean edges piping leaves.

Fill Egg 1

Once you have melted your candy coating, dip your cake into the chocolate and make sure it is all covered.  I have used CandiQuick, Wilton, Merckens, and Hobby Lobby candy coating before and they all would work great for this.  Just follow the directions on the bag.  Sometimes I had to spoon it on and make sure that the “middle” part was covered completely.  Tap off excess chocolate.  Put on nonstick mat to set or decorate with accents before it sets if desired.

*** The cake dipped better when it was frozen so you may have to refreeze the cakes after you assemble them for about 10 – 15 minutes.


Once my chocolate had set, for the eggs, I “painted” on disco dust for the glittery look.  For the bunny, I used my edible pens to draw on his whiskers and ears. 


And there you have your own homemade Easter Cakes using Sara Lee Pound Cake.

Aren’t they cuter than the ones you buy in the store?


Sara Lee Desserts has a recipe contest going on right now over on their Facebook page.  The grand prize winner gets a $500 Visa gift card AND desserts for a year!  Now that is worth looking into!

But right now, Sara Lee Desserts wants to give one lucky Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ reader a $50 Visa gift card plus two coupons for Sara Lee Desserts in honor of National Pound Cake Day which is next Monday, March 4.  You really need to try their cakes and create something fun with them. 

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me what you like on your pound cake OR what you would do with the $50 Visa gift card. See – simple!

Ready?  Set?   Go!!!

This post is being sponsored by Sara Lee Desserts but all comments, ideas, and opinions are my own.  Open to US residents only. I will choose a comment using  The winner will be notified by e-mail and has 48 hours to respond.  If I receive no response, I will choose another winner.

Comments closed at 8 pm CST on Thursday, February 28.  Winner will be announced on Monday, March 4. 

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33 Responses to “Mini Easter Cakes and a Sara Lee Desserts Giveaway”

  1. #
    Sandra L — February 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I would like to layer strawberry jelly/pesevers, and then coat it with chocolate. And serve with ice cream or whipped topping.

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    Christy Spurlock — February 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I’m thinking something that would be a chocolate covered strawberry filled cake! YUM YUM

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    Ila Hagenston — February 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I have used the Sara Lee Pound Cakes, and made a raspberry cheesecake triffle with it. Makes a “WOW” dessert!

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    Becky — February 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Love slices of pound cake with sliced strawberries and whipping cream….plus it makes a good “grilled cheese”sandwich for April fools day 🙂

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    Lisa Thornton — February 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I like it plain normally – but I guess if I win the gift card I’d have to try some of your great Easter treats! 🙂

  6. #
    Sue — February 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I like it with strawberries and cool whip…YUMMY!

  7. #
    Stephanie — February 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I like it plain! 🙂

  8. #
    Daria — February 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    My grandmother once made me a chocolate chip ice cream cake using a Sara Lee pound cake. yum!

  9. #
    Erin — February 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I think I’d either eat it with butter or maybe slap some Nutella on it. Yum!

  10. #
    Jessica F — February 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I’d buy groceries!

  11. #
    Mami2jcn — February 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I love my pound cake with vanilla ice cream!

  12. #
    Jill Anderson — February 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm


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    Amanda — February 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for the fun idea! Fresh berries and whip cream.

  14. #
    Cindy — February 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

    PEACHES!! A large dolop of homemade whip cream! The best Easter dessert ever.

  15. #
    Judy Zickert — February 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Love the pound cake with fresh strawberries and fresh whip cream.

  16. #
    Ida Field — February 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I am also a big fan of pound cake with strawberies and whip cream or ice cream.

  17. #
    rachel — February 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    So cute!! I like ganache on mine.

  18. #
    Julie — February 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I would use it for gas
    thanks for the giveaway

  19. #
    Michelle — February 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I love fresh strawberries and whip cream

  20. #
    Marny Gillen — February 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Strawberries, vanilla ice cream , and cool whip!

  21. #
    livivua c — February 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    i would use the prize to buy easter eggs and goodies for baskets

  22. #
    Sleepyheadedmom — February 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I like pound cake with strawberries and ice cream with chocolate drizzled all over.

  23. #
    Summer — February 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I prefer my pound cake with fresh fruit, whatever is currently in season!

  24. #
    Marta H — February 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I really do like the pound cake… plain! I know boring! But, with a $50.00 visa card, I could get these supplies and make them for Easter!

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    Sue — February 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I love the pound cake toasted with butter. It is undescrible.
    I have been doing this since I was a little girl when my mom made homemade pound cake. You can sprinkle a little confectioners sugar over the butter if you like. Thanks, Sara Lee.

  26. #
    Gayle P. — February 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I would have raspberry preserves and cream cheese on the pound cake. And I would probably use the $50 toward supplies for a business venture that I have in mind.

  27. #
    Patty h. — February 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I would love pound cake with strawberries on top and whipped cream!! yummy!

  28. #
    Jennie Wells — February 26, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I like cutting the pound cake horizontically into 3 layers, then putting pie filling between the layers and frosting the whole thing with cool whip!

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    Bonnie — February 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Hmmm…favorite pound cake usage. There are soooo many ways to use a pound cake. For Easter, cut out the center of a round pound cake from top to bottom, leaving a shell (basket). Cover the shell with frosting and sprinke with colored coconut (if you do not like coconut then just cover with colored chocolate) and put into freezer for a couple minutes to set the chocolate. Fill the basket with strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.

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    kylie kulick — February 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Nutella strawberries and chocolate

  31. #
    Lisa Brown — February 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I like whipped cream on pound cake.
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  32. #
    Theresa — February 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I like chocolate pudding and whipped topping on pound cake. I love the Easter cakes idea – they are so cute! Think Spring!

  33. #
    Kennedy — February 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    With pudding! 🙂