Any mini dessert is just the rage whether at restaurants
or at home and especially here at
Purple Chocolat Home.
Did you know that March 4th is National Pound Cake Day?
I was honored to be contacted by Sara Lee (yes, THE Sara Lee)
to create a recipe using one of their ready made pound cakes
to help celebrate National Pound Cake Day.
Of course my mind started spinning about all of the fun
things I could do with Sara Lee Pound Cakes.
I had made the Valentine's Petit Fours and found
their pound cake to be so much fun to work with.
It is flavorful and has such a great, firm texture.
What better flavors than raspberry, lemon and cream
to go along with a Sara Lee All Butter Pound cake!
I began by cutting the cake loaf into thirds and then turning those
thirds on their sides and cutting them into thirds again. Use
a bread knife. Keep the bottom crust on but cut the rounded
top crust off before you cut the last third.
So each third will give you three slices of cake.
Using a 2 1/4 inch round cookie or biscuit cutter,
cut each cake slice into a round.
You should now have three rounds for each third of the loaf.
Cut the center out of the third piece so that you end up with
a ring using a 1 1/4 inch cookie or biscuit cutter or as I did,
using the wide end of my largest frosting tip.
Now spread raspberry jam on the top and bottom pieces - the ones
without the hole in the center and then stack the middle piece
on the bottom piece.
Pipe your lemon mousse into the center and then place the top
on with the jam side down.
The towers are then frosted with additional lemon mousse.
When you slice into the mini cake you have a raspberry and lemon mousse
Raspberry Lemon Mousse Mini Cakes
(Makes 6 mini cakes)
2 - 10.75 oz Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cakes, thawed
1 C. heavy whipping cream
1/2 C. lemon curd
Raspberry Sauce if desired.
Prepare and slice the pound cakes as directed above.
You will end up with 18 rounds, six with holes in the
center and twelve without.
Set the cake aside.
In mixer bowl using a wire whisk beat the heavy
whipping cream with the lemon curd until soft peaks
form. You will want it stiff enough to be able to frost
Spread one side of the twelve rounds without holes
with raspberry jam. Do not spread all the way to the
Stack the center round with the hole on top of the
Place half of the mousse in a pastry bag.
Pipe the mousse into the center of the cakes.
Top with the last round, jam side down.
Frost each cake with additional mousse. I
sat mine on top of a tiny glass - like a shot glass.
Garnish with fresh raspberries and powdered sugar.
Serve with raspberry sauce if desired.
Click here for a printable recipe.
This is so light tasting and refreshing, perfect for Spring celebrations.
So let me just tell you my taste tester's reactions -
My daughter and her boyfriend were fighting over their piece, even
grabbing the plate and running off with it.
I had already wolfed one down earlier in the day.
My hubby came home from work and I cut it in half
to show him how pretty it was (thinking I would get half)
and he gobbled the whole thing down saying, "That was
fantastic!" Needless to say, this was a big hit here.
Thank you Sara Lee for asking me to participate.
Not only did Sara Lee send me a $50 Visa gift card and coupons
they sent me a
$50 Visa gift card and coupons
for a giveaway to my readers.
Tell me what creative recipe you would make
Sara Lee Pound Cake by leaving
me a comment (and the recipe if needed)
and I will choose my favorite idea.
The winner will
receive the $50 Visa gift card and coupons.
All entries must
be received by Midnight March 9th.
Then I will make and feature the winning
recipe on my blog!
I will be posting this with
On The Menu Monday