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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bite of the Week - Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake

What's not to love about a frozen pound cake? It makes a quick dessert for busy nights or unexpected company, it is versatile so you can have it with any topping, it is inexpensive ($3.49), and it can feed a family of four. My family often has the pound cake plain, with chocolate syrup, or topped with frozen strawberries and Cool Whip. Either way, it is tasty and addictive. It's no wonder why my family has been eating it for years, and we always have one in our freezer.
THE VERDICT: Delicious. All you do is throw it in the microwave for 10 seconds and you have a perfectly good dessert that you can do anything with. The Sara Lee products are usually terrific, and this one is no different. The cake is always moist, even despite being a frozen food. It has a buttery taste and is thick without being too heavy. It is just as delicious served plain with a glass of milk than it is when you make an impressive dessert like a strawberry shortcake or an ice cream sundae with a cake bottom. If you really want to take it to another level, you can make a trifle. Simply cut the pound cake into cubes, top it with pudding, more pound cake, marmalade or jelly, and then more cake, pudding, and whipped cream. Doesn't that sound great? Mom and I wish we had some now ...