National Pound Cake Day & Easy Tiramisu Parfait Recipe

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Today is National Pound Cake Day and I’m pretty excited. Pound cake is on the top of the list when it comes to my favorite types of cake. Just don’t ask me to bake one. When a pound cake craving hits I avoid the kitchen and head straight to the freezer section at the grocery store for a Sara Lee butter pound cake. They’re the perfect size and always have a smooth texture that’s perfect for dipping in fondue, smothering in strawberries or in this case, layering in a parfait.

These Tiramisu parfait dessert cups are so easy to throw together and since they’re semi-homemade, you can take all the credit for this fantastic looking treat.

Tiramisu Parfait Dessert Recipe



Tiramisu Parfait Dessert Recipe
Type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dessert cups
  • 1 small box French Vanilla flavored instant pudding
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 Sara Lee pound cake, defrosted
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • cocoa powder
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk pudding and milk until combined.
  2. Add cream cheese and 4 tablespoons of the coffee, continue to whisk on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Cut the pound cake into ½ inch cubes and fill the bottom of a dessert cup with them. Drizzle the pound cake with coffee.
  4. Cover with a layer of the pudding.
  5. Repeat.
  6. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Share the Sweetness Recipe Contest

In celebration of National Pound Cake Day, Sara Lee is hosting a pretty sweet contest where you can enter to win a $500 Visa Gift card and dessert for a year! All you have to do is visit Sara Lee on Facebook and submit an original recipe using Sara Lee pound cake. There’s also seven runner-up prizes up for grabs.


Use the entry form below to win a $50 VISA gift card and 2 Sara Lee free pound cake coupons.

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* Sara Lee provided me with a gift card and product coupons.

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  1. says

    My favorite way to eat pound cake is to grill it until it has a slightly crunchy crust but still soft inside. Top with ice cream and some grilled peaches. YUM!

  2. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    My favorite way to eat pound cake is toasted with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Mary Cloud says

    With Strawberries and whipped cream on top
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  4. Lisa Brown says

    I like pound cake with some sort of chocolate frosting or ganache over it, being the chocoholic that I am :)

  5. Ms. Genevieve says

    Love pound cake slightly with a scoop of premium Vanilla Ice Cream!! YUM!

  6. Ashli M. says

    I like to warm up my pound cake and put a sccop of vanilla ice cream on top of it. yummy

  7. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I usually have pound cake with berries and whipped cream, but…omg!…these Tiramisu Parfaits look wonderful!

  8. ellen beck says

    I like pound cake either plain or with a dollop of ice cream and let the ice cream melt a bit.

  9. Julie says

    My favorite way to eat pound cake is in strawberry shortcake. Love pound cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!

  10. says

    It totally depends on the kind of pound cake, if it’s homemade lemon pound cake just plain with lemon glaze, if it’s homemade chocolate or vanilla pound cake just plain. If it’s store-bought vanilla pound cake I like it with peaches or strawberries and whipped cream.

  11. Cathy Liebgold says

    I love pound cake!! I usually top it with Lemon pudding – the kind you cook. Spoon it onto slices of the pound cake as soon as it’s done cooking and still very warm. It is SO good!

  12. Katy M says

    I love pound cake with homemade whipped cream and strawberries!


  13. Sheryl G. says

    Our favorite way to enjoy SaraLee pound cake is to grill slices on the bbq ans the serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with macerated fresh fruit slices on top.

  14. Diane Sallans says

    I always liked a slice of pound cake with fresh strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate sauce & a spponful of whipped cream on top

  15. Stefanie Gladden (Ann Lyfe) says

    I love vanilla pound cake, it’s so good, I get it every year for my bday!!

  16. Antasia D. Huesca says

    Syrup and Ice cream, any kind, anytime, anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Tammy S says

    I like pound cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream on top. Reminds me of summer.

  18. D Schmidt says

    I really like to top it with whipped cream and strawberries and fill it with lemon curd

  19. Becky Richied says

    I like to eat it sliced with strawberries and whip cream over it…

  20. Holly S. says

    With strawberries and fresh whipped cream! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  21. Kimberly P. says

    I like pound cake plain or toasted with a cup of honey lemon tea on the side. Perfect snack!

  22. Jennifer T. says

    I like pound cake with warm fudge sauce.

  23. Patti Hess says

    With Strawberries and whip cream

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  24. Mary Somerville says

    I like it spread with butter-I probably shouldn’t admit that!!

  25. says

    I love this recipe for the springtime. It makes 2 cakes.

    Angel Lush Cake
    1 can (20 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple, in juice, undrained1 pkg. (1.5 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding1 cup thawed COOL WHIP LITE or COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping1 pkg, 2 Sara Lee pound cakes, cut horizontally into 2 layers, 10 fresh strawberries

    MIX pineapple and dry pudding mix in medium bowl with whisk until well blended. Stir in COOL WHIP. STACK cake layers on plate, filling layers and topping with pudding mixture. REFRIGERATE 1 hour. Top with berries just before serving.

  26. Tracy Robertson says

    I always eat it with strawberries and whipped cream. I love it, but would also be open to trying other ways!

  27. says

    My favorite way to eat pound cake is just plain. My hubby’s family has this 5 flavor pound cake recipe that is DIVINE!!! You need nothing but a fork to make it perfect!

  28. kymi a says

    love to cut the pound cake into slices and cover an ice cream block freeze for a few hours and voila ice cream cake! :))

  29. Kathy M. says

    Fresh whip cream with chocolate shavings on top & cherry/blueberry mix on the side.

  30. Carmen says

    Does plain – right out of the pan count? If not, I’d say with fresh fruit (peaches, raspberries) and plenty of fresh whipped cream.