Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Key Lime Pie Trifle and a Sara Lee Giveaway!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee. All opinions are 100% mine.

Key lime pie mousse layered with sweet Sara Lee pound cake and topped with toasted coconut. The easy way to enjoy key lime pie!




Today was one of those days where I was literally "on" from the moment I opened my eyes until now, late at night. And by "on" I mean not getting a break! 

I go to work and I have to be constantly "on" in front of my students who deserve the best teacher they can get. I come home and I have to be "on" for my kids because they haven't seen me all day, and I haven't seen them all day, and I miss them. In the back of my mind is all the household stuff, switch the laundry and while that's running, load the dishwasher, and then while they're both running, get dinner started. Then switch the laundry, get the table ready, eat dinner, unload dishwasher, clean up from dinner.

After a few cartoons, it's toothbrushes, Llama Llama Red Pajama, cuddles, kisses, and lights out. 



Finally I can settle down with a coffee, a special treat like this Key Lime Pie Trifle, catch up on blog work, and just sit. I'm truly overwhelmingly thankful. Of course I'm tired and my back aches, but the reality is not lost on me that I have been blessed beyond measure. 

I hope you take a small bit of time out today to enjoy the little things - like National Pound Cake Day! Clearly Mommy needs a break, and I don't know of a better holiday than this! When the kiddos are finally in bed for the night, whip up this easy dessert just for you. It pretty much goes perfectly with an episode of Downton Abbey, just sayin'. :)


Key Lime Pie Trifle
makes 4 servings

3/4 cup coconut
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2-3 limes)
1 tablespoon grated lime zest, plus some more for garnish
3.5 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 frozen Sara Lee pound cake, thawed and cut into cubes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut in a thin layer on a cookie sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 3-6 minutes - keep a close eye so it doesn't burn. Remove from oven and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and lime zest. Whisk in dry instant vanilla pudding mix. Gently fold in whipped topping until well combined. Place a layer of pound cake in the bottom of four trifle dishes or small mason jars. Spread lime mousse filling evenly over pound cake in each dish. Top with generous amount of toasted coconut and a few sprinkles of lime zest. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.



...or you can do what I did and just slather some on top of a pound cake slice, top with coconut, and eat. It's quicker, ha!

So are you ready for another amazing giveaway?! Enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card and two free Sara Lee product coupons - giveaway is open to all U.S. residents 18 and older, and closes Saturday March 8th. Be sure to follow Sara Lee on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for extra entries. Good luck!

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41 comments:

  1. i would make french toast out of slices of the pound cake.

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  2. I would create pound cake topped with fresh strawberries.

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  3. I am going to make an Indoor Smores Cake made with Sara Lee Pound Cake.

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  4. Oh my gosh, yum! I'd pair it with strawberries and whipped cream - my absolute favorite dessert :)

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  5. I am a simple strawberry poundcake girl

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  6. This looks yummy. I can't wait to try it. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  7. pb&j "sandwich" cake I look like just a sandwich

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  8. I would create a raspberry pound cake

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  9. I would make a strawberry parfait, using cubes of Sara Lee pound cake, creamy strawberry popsicles, fresh strawberry puree, topped with chocolate drizzle abd whip cream :)

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  10. I would love to do a trifle with fresh blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and good whipped cream!

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  11. I think I might make on of those cute cake in a jar things with ice cream, pound cake and strawberries.
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  12. I would create a chocolate mouse layered pound cake with whipped cream on top
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  13. I would make the classic strawberry shortcake!

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  14. I would make a vanilla pudding trifle!

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  15. I would make the Peanut Butter Cup Pound Cake Whoopie Pies recipe that they have on the Sara Lee website.

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  16. I would make strawberry shortcake

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  17. I would make Chocolate Pound Cake Bites

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  18. I'd make French toast!

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  19. Pound cake with chocolate sauce and pistachios!
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  20. I would try to make a yummy trifle

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  21. I would make the key lime trifle

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  22. I would make a sherry trifle! Using the pound cake would make the process so much quicker and of course delicious ;)

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  23. i'd make a fruit cake

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  24. I've been daydreaming about Strawberry Shortcake all week!

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  25. Trifle sounds like a great idea. I love grilling pound cake, too. So good!

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  26. I use pound cake to make my own version of taramisu.

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  27. I would like to try making a tiramisu with Sara Lee's pound cake!

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  28. I'd create 3 milk cake

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  29. I absolutely love the delicious buttery taste of just plain pound cake, but I also love making strawberry shortcake - lots of strawberries and fresh homemade whipped cream!

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  30. Strawberry shortcake!

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  31. I would like to try the key lime trifle.

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  32. I would make a strawberry shortcake!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. a strawberry shortcake thanks aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  34. I would love to try your Key Lime Trifle above! Looks delicious! My family would love if I made that!

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  35. disqus_CdrOimGdI3March 5, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Looks yummy. My favorite is mixed berries over the pound cake.

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  36. Raspberry white chocolate trifle.

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  37. i would make strawberry shortcake

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  38. I also like to use the pound cake in trifle. Cut into slices, spread with preserves of choice, then layer with creamy custard and whipped topping.

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  39. I would use the pound cake in a delicious tropical fruit trifle or maybe a raspberry or blueberry shortcake.

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  40. I would make strawberry shortcake

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  41. I would make pound cake sundaes
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