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

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.


  1. Mindy says

    If I get my hands on some of those coupons, you better believe I’m gonna’ get myself some tasty pumpkin pie!!! It reminds me of my favorite season, fall…and I’m missing the creamy deliciousness.

  2. Katherine C says

    I would get some pound cake. As a kid we would always the cake for strawberry shortcake and the strawberries are in season right now!

  3. jaimee says

    their poundcake is my fav- I top with strawberries & tiny bit of choc syrup for great dessert

  4. Steph says

    I would choose the Cheesecake Bites they sound like a delicious small snack my whole family would enjoy.

  5. Alicia Webster says

    I would get the Signature Selections Southern Pecan Pie because pecan pie is my favorite dessert in the world, but if my store doesn’t have it, I’ll get the Oven Fresh Apple Pie instead.

  6. paige chandler says

    I’d choose the Sara Lee cheesecake. It’s mine and my moms favorite desert. Mmmmm

  7. Kathleen says

    I would get some pound cake and some cheesecake because I love both.

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  8. Deborah Wellenstein says

    Of course, I will pick any Sara Lee cheesecake. When I was a little girl (ages and ages ago) we would have Sara Lee cheesecake for very special and rare occasions. I would savor every bite-it was the best cheesecake I’ve ever had!

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  9. sandra says

    i’d choose the Original Cream Cherry Cheesecake because i’m on a cheesecake kick

  10. Maureen says

    For my husband I would love to get the frosted brownies. That would bring back memories of his childhood. I would love either the poundcake or the carrot cake.

  11. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I’d choose the All Butter Pound Cake. Maybe the Classic French Cheesecake.

  12. Jessica says

    I would get the Original Cream Classic Cheesecake because cheesecake is one of my all time favorite foods

  13. Marcia Goss says

    I would get the pound cake. I like to top it with strawberries or blueberries and whipped cream.

  14. DeeAnn S says

    The first item I’d get is the New York Style Cheesecake. I love, love, love cheesecake! It’s great with strawberry preserves drizzled on top! Thanks.

  15. Denise B. says

    I would choose “German Chocolate Layer Cake”, because it is one of my all-time favorites.

  16. Pamela J says

    I would get the double-layer German Chocolate cake it is one of my favorites.

  17. Karen says

    I would probably choose the Cheesecake bites for a nice lil treat. The Chocolate Lava Cake Singles looks yummy too! I didn’t see anything on their site that didn’t look good. :-)

  18. Maria says

    If I were to get ahold of those coupons, I would have to get pecan pie. My family’s favorite. Thank you for sharing recipes. It looks very yummy!!

  19. Tamara Merritt says

    Happy Birthday Chocoholic Josh! Looks too sweet for me, as much as I love chocolate. I would probably add some cream cheese-whipped cream layer in there somewhere and be in heaven.

    Now I just need to win some coupons to create it with that yummy Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake…after all, NOBODY does it like Sara Lee! ;-D

  20. Linda F says

    I would choose the Pound Cake because it is versatile and yummy. I like to toast and butter it for breakfast, layer it with yogurt for lunch, top with strawberries and cream for dessert, and so much more.

  21. Annie P. says

    Oh that dessert looks awesome. I would have to pick french silk pie because I just love chocolate. lol

  22. Margaret Smith says

    I would choose the Pound cake because I would love to make a special treat for my family using the pound cake and adding fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
    Thanks so much.

  23. elka the mad hatter says

    I’d like to choose Premium Golden Baked Classic New York Style Cheesecake and the Premium Smooth & Creamy Cherry Original Cream Cheesecake cause cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and a Premium Tropical Coconut Cream Pie cause my husband likes anything coconut and a Oven Fresh Cherry Pie and an Oven Fresh Apple Pie because these go good topped with vanilla ice cream which we all like in this household.

  24. Nicole C. says

    I would choose the French Classic Cheesecake because we all love cheesecake.

  25. melissa says

    If i won i would probably get the Sara Lee French Cheesecake because it looks so yummy and i love cheesecake.

  26. Ashley says

    I would get their New York Style Classic Cheesecake!


  27. Amy D. says

    If I was to win, I would get Pecan pie for my daughter, it is her favorite! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  28. LOIS PAYTON says

    I love cheese cake, so I would suely get cheese cake bites, GOD BLESS YA’LL

  29. Theron N.Willis says

    I’d choose Sarah Lee’s Pound Cake. Why? No other reason than I like it topped with vanilla ice cream.

    Hope to win!

  30. Amy Burke says

    So many choices – being a Chef, I’d have to mix it up a little & create something wonderful

  31. says

    I’d choose carrot cake. It’s so yummy, and it’s a tradition to have it for my dad’s birthday every year.

  32. ky2here says

    Happy birthday JOsh. Eat cake/dessert like that every chance you get (while your metabolism is cranked up! LOL). Wow – it’s almost impossible to do a google search and find their products easily so I’ll go with the classic butter pound cake.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  33. Sylvie W says

    Who can resist Sara Lee? Not me. I like their French Cheesecake, their German Chocolate Layer Cake, and their All Butter Pound Cake. The list continues but those are my top three for tastebud treats. I like them because without any preparation on my part I can have delicious desserts.

  34. says

    Oh, my! The strawberries are almost ripe on our farm so we would pair the All Butter Pound Cake with some fresh whipped cream and freshly picked strawberries. I know my kids would be more than willing to help me pick the warm and juicey berries for our dessert.

  35. Amanda says

    I’m going to get their Chocolate Traditional Creme Pie since I have a huge chocoholic!

  36. Cheri Lee says

    Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee! Great desserts and a quick way to serve family and friends without the hard work of baking!

  37. Kristen says

    I”d actually choose the pound cake too, because strawberry season is just starting, and it makes the BEST strawberry shortcake!

  38. LOIS PAYTON says

    I love all Sara Lee products, but I really love cheese cake bites, GOD BLESS YA’LL

  39. Suzanne K says

    Happy Birthday Josh! I’d probably splurge on cheesecake and more cheesecake!

  40. Nancy Meyer says

    I would get pound cake because I love to make trifles and other desserts with them!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  41. Trixie says

    I’d definitely nab myself a cheesecake. Sara Lee makes the most awesome cheesecakes, mine just…don’t compare, somehow. I have to get the plain so I can add cherries, though-seems I can only ever find strawberry cheesecake. Heathens!

  42. Deb M. says

    I would get the Carrot Cake because its my favorite dessert.

  43. Rhonda Hughes says

    I’d select the pound cake. Just add some whipped cream and fresh strawberries and you have the perfect dessert!

  44. Cindy Merrill says

    My husband’s favorite pie is Sara Lee’s Cheery pie. Whenever there’s a good sale, I buy alot of Sara Lee desserts!

  45. Susan Brown says

    I also have a little boy who is 7. Since he doesn’t really like chocolate that much, I would definitely use the coupons on some pound cake. With some strawberries on top and a dab of whipping cream…delicious! I also really like the strawberry cheesecake bites :)

  46. Matthew B says

    I would definitely get the pecan pie, surprise my roommate who is from SC… he would love it!

  47. karen b says

    I would choose the delicious pound cake now that strawberries are getting close or the delicious pumpkin pie, thanks for the delicious giveaway


  48. Lisa says

    I would choose Sara Lee’s Cheesecake..who knew Heaven came disguised at their dessert?

  49. Debbie Welchert says

    I would create some kind of strawberry dessert. I don’t know what the recipe will be but I sure am going to have fun making it.

  50. Denise Bigley says

    I would get the all butter pound cake and add some strawberries and whipped cream YUM

  51. says

    I would choose the chocolate cake for everyone except my daughter who loves vanilla- I would get the banana cake for her.

  52. Carol F says

    Happy birthday Josh! I love Sara Lee’s cheesecake
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  53. Elliott R. says

    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

  54. danielle t says

    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!

  55. Debbie C says

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

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  56. Teresa says

    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. :)

  57. kolpin says

    the Free and Light Pound Cake, bc i like healthy desserts!
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  58. Stacy says

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

  59. Renee G says

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

  60. Sharon says

    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!

  61. Debbie Kennedy says

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

  62. Erin E says

    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.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  63. Kristen says

    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.

  64. Janelle says

    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!

  65. wcc says

    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! :)

  66. Amy Delong says

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

  67. Carrie K says

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

  68. Tracey Byram says

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

  69. Debra F says

    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.

  70. Leigh says

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

  71. Julie M says

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

    juleemm2003 at yahoo dot com

  72. DesireeRenee says

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

  73. Jodi Kershuk says

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

  74. Bonnie P says

    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.

  75. says

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

    bamagv at aol dot com

  76. Nancy says

    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!

  77. Mary Gardner says

    i would choose sara lee’s new york cheesecake!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  78. Shaunda Eppes says

    I would get the cheesecake because it’s my husband’s favorite.
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

  79. tina page says

    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.

  80. Diane Baum says

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

  81. meme says

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

  82. brian e. says

    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.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  83. Melinda Dinsmore says

    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.

  84. Julie L says

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

    delicious thankjs