A Sara Lee MOMent :: Celebrating Josh’s Birthday {Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 5, 2011

Disclosure – As a Sara Lee MOMent Maker, this post is part of a series on making family moments. Sara Lee has provided me with compensation and coupons in return for this post. Participation in this program is voluntary; all opinions are my own.

We just recently celebrated another birthday here in the Young family. Josh turned seven. SEVEN! I can’t believe how fast time flies by!

Josh is a big fan of chocolate, so I set out to find a new-to-us dessert that was big on the scrumptious sweet stuff just for him. I didn’t have to search long before I found the perfect recipe for a dessert using Sara Lee® pound cake.

I tweaked it just right and tempt you with the yummy result:

You know you’d like to try it!


3 cups cold milk
2 small instant chocolate pudding mix pkgs
8 ounce thawed whipped topping
1 cup chocolate syrup
1 10.75 oz Sara Lee® Pound Cake, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 cup mini white chocolate chips

Pour milk into a large bowl. Add pudding. Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Gently stir in whipped topping.

Arrange half of the cake cubes in a large serving bowl. Top with half of the pudding mix, drizzle with half of the chocolate syrup and add half cup of chocolate chips; layer a second time with remaining ingredients.

Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

(My recipe was adapted from a recipe I found on cooks.com)

I hope you and your family enjoy this chocolatey dessert as much as we do! Let me know if you try it.

Win it!

Sara Lee would like to offer one of you FIVE full value coupons for a Sara Lee dessert of your choice, so you can create some special MOMents of your own! Leave me a comment, before 9pm (PT) on May 14th, letting me know what you would choose and why. Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

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{ 161 comments… read them below or add one }

Carol F May 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Happy birthday Josh! I love Sara Lee’s cheesecake
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Allison May 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Elliott R. May 12, 2011 at 6:22 pm

If I won these vouchers i would get the pound cake and the cheese cake because they are my favorites. breezyinaz at gmail dot com


Penny Snyder May 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm
danielle t May 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I would have to go with the pound cake. It’s so yummy and you can add so many things to it to make it yummier!


Debra Hall May 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm

i’d buy pound cake and some fresh strawberries


Debbie C May 13, 2011 at 2:25 am

I would buy at least a couple of the Cheesecake Bites from Sara Lee. Why? Because they are delicious, luscious, wonderful!

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Teresa May 13, 2011 at 7:05 am

I would choose their poundcake. Davey Baby’s 59th birthda is coming in July and strawberry/blueberry shortcake made with Sara Lee pound cake would make him a very happy birthday boy. :)


Happi Shopr May 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

Happy birthday to Josh! I’d love the cheesecake


kolpin May 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

the Free and Light Pound Cake, bc i like healthy desserts!
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Jen May 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I would choose a sarah lee frozen thaw and serve pie!


Mia J May 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I would get the pound cake because it is my husbands favorite.


Becky May 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

We love us some Sara Lee Cheesecake here..yumm <3


Miss Spoken May 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Butter Pound Cake … because it’s my son’s favorite
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Susan C May 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I would get the Coconut Layer Cake because I am the only one in my family that likes coconut(!) and I would get it all to myself:)
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Linda Lansford May 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I would get the cheese cake because it tastes good


Elissa C May 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I would love the cheesecake bites.


kittycardero May 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I would get Sara lee cheesecake.


Stacy May 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I would probably choose the pound cake because my family loves strawberry shortcake with their cakes!


Renee G May 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I love the pound cake, because my scratch versions of pound cake never turn out.


Suzanna60 May 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

i would choose Cheesecake to celebrate my 61 BD next week


Ed Nemmers May 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm

We like the Double Chocolate Layer Cake; cake makes the toes curl!


Sharon May 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I would pick the Sara Lee Pecan Coffee Cake! I’ve loved it forever! It’s great for any occasion or for no reason at all…other than it’s SCRUMPTIOUS!


Debbie Kennedy May 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I love Sara Lee’s Cheesecakes! (but I would never say no to any of their other cakes!)


Erin E May 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I would choose the Sarah Lee Pound Cake because I love to use it for strawberry shortcake, or simply served topped with fresh peaches and whipped cream. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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shawna May 13, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I would like the cheesecake beacause I love cheesecake!


Darcy B May 13, 2011 at 11:35 pm
Kristen May 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

I would choose the French Silk Pie because I love chocolate and wouldn’t be able to make this dessert for myself since I have no idea how to make a good pie crust.


Darcy May 14, 2011 at 12:37 am

I would get their cheesecake – because it is delicious!!!


Janelle May 14, 2011 at 12:40 am

I would choose the coconut layer cake! It’s wonderful this time of year: light and luscious decorated with fresh blooms on a pretty table! Their pound cake and cheesecake are delectable, too, as is or dressed up with fresh fruit or used in a gorgeous crystal bowl as a trifle!


amie d May 14, 2011 at 12:45 am

I would choose the poundcake 1st so I can make strawberry shortcake! Thanks!


wcc May 14, 2011 at 1:33 am

I would love to try their recipe for the Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake. Sounds delicious! I adore Orange Creamsicles and this sounds like the perfect summer treat! Thanks for the chance! :)


Amy Delong May 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

the pound cake is really good and would have to look and see what other yummy treats there were to choose from


Carrie K May 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

I would choose the Cheesecake Bites because they look delicious, and their small size might help me with portion control.


Tracey Byram May 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

I’d get the pound cakes because I could use peaches or strawberries with it.


Debra F May 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

I would choose the poundcake…I have a great trifle recipe similar to the one recipe you have, but uses whipped cream and tapioca and the whole family loves it.


Lucy May 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

Cheesecake for me!!!! ^_^


Leigh May 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

I’d love the Sara lee Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing! Thanks for the contest!


Julie M May 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

I love the cheesecake, my kids love the pound cake.

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Julie L May 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

Since I love chocolate and fudge lol I want to try this http://saraleedesserts.com/products/cakes/fudge-golden-layer-cake/ thanks


DesireeRenee May 14, 2011 at 11:48 am

if i won i would get the pound cake because its so yummy and you can make so many different deserts with it!


Jodi Kershuk May 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I would chose cheesecake bites, I’m an on the go kind of mom and these would make a great little treat~ Thanks


Bonnie P May 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I would like to win the Sara Lee Pound Cake for my daughter. She always wants me to buy it, and I always forget to look for it.


April Grimm May 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I would choose cheesecake, I love them.


Christal Couturier May 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I would choose cheesecake it is the best ever


Gretta May 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I would say their poundcakes by far because they are so versatile but my kids would choose their dutch apple pies!

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Nancy May 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I love anything by Sara Lee–pound cake, coffee cake, cheese cake. Really anything!!! However, pound cake holds a special place in my heart–it reminds me of times spent with my grandparents. They always had Sara Lee pound cake to snack on!


Karen Dobson May 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I love their cheescake.
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Mary Gardner May 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm

i would choose sara lee’s new york cheesecake!

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Shaunda Eppes May 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I would get the cheesecake because it’s my husband’s favorite.
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Susan Smith May 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I would get the cheesecake because I love cheesecake


James Coyne May 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

i would get the pound cake and make strawberry shortcake


Mellissa C May 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I would get the pound cake and serve with blueberries.


tina page May 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm

i would choose pound cake because i adore it and haven’t had it in so long. i would eat it with strawberries and whipped creme.


nancy May 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I love the poundcake, that’s what I would get

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Diane Baum May 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

If i won I would choose the pound cake because it taste great with fresh strawberries and that is my hubby’s favorite.


Allison Greene May 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I would choose their poundcake because it is so delicious!!!


meme May 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I would love to get the original cherry cheesecake because we really love thier cheesecakes


brian e. May 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…we like Sara Lee Cheesecakes, they are ready to go in your freezer when you don’t have time to pick up a dessert at the bakery for last minute guests.

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Melinda Dinsmore May 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Wow! 5 desserts from Sara Lee. I’d have to have a cheesecake, pound cake and I’m sure I can find something else yummy. I love the recipe you showed above.


Julie L May 20, 2011 at 2:00 am

I would choose the pound cake-layer it with strawberries and whip cream

delicious thankjs


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