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Monday, December 9, 2019

Sara Lee Desserts: Celebrating Holiday Favorites Together

You might think that my favorite thing about the holidays is shopping. But, in actuality, my favorite part is the food -- and celebrating with family and friends, of course. There's just something about holiday food that makes celebrating with loved ones that much more fun and memorable. Growing up, I always enjoyed Sara Lee Desserts.

My favorite was the Lemon Pound Cake. Later, I found the Sweet Breakfast line that featured the Butter Streusel Coffee Cake and the Pecan Coffee Cake. Needless to say, these moist and delicious cakes became my go-to pastries.

Bringing Our Love of Desserts Together

After the boyfriend and I became huge fans of The Great British Bake Off this past year, we vowed to get in the kitchen and whip up a scrummy sweet treat. But we're not bakers, and we honestly don't have the time (or the stand mixer, lol). So, instead, we found that the best way to bring our love of desserts together this holiday season would be to go back to our childhood favorites in the form of ready-made Sara Lee Desserts!

My Pick: Butter Streusel Coffee Cake

The Butter Streusel Coffee Cake is a    hand-twisted Danish pastry that's swirled with a buttery filling and topped with streusel. It's perfectly delicious to eat as is, but is even tastier when heated up, which is
recommended. The only thing that makes it better is a dollop of your favorite ice cream
(for me, that's anything with caramel). I
really couldn't think of a better dessert this holiday season.

"We vowed to get in the kitchen and whip up a scrummy sweet treat. But we're not bakers...so we found that the best way to bring our love of desserts together this holiday season would be to go back to our childhood favorites..."

My second option would have been the
Pecan Coffee Cake, that is instead swirled with cinnamon and topped with fresh pecans and sweet icing. You really can't go wrong with either choice.

If you're good in the kitchen, try your hand at some of the Sweet Breakfast recipes on the Sara Lee website. There's a cream-filled coffee cake that you can make with the Pecan Coffee Cake, and a Danish Dutch Apple Cake that you can make with the Butter Streusel Coffee Cake. Both only require a couple more ingredients and a few minutes in the oven.

His Pick: Strawberry Cheesecake

When it comes to Sara Lee Desserts, Tyler is all about the cheesecakes. He's a fan of both the French and Classic styles, but prefers the strawberry and cherry flavors. We couldn't decide so we got both the French Style Strawberry Cheesecake and the Classic Strawberry Cheesecake.

The whipped and fluffy French Style Strawberry Cheesecake has an oatmeal crumb crust and is baked with a real cream cheese filling before being topped with juicy strawberries and cheesecake rosettes.

The smooth and creamy Classic Strawberry Cheesecake is different from its French counterpart because it has a graham cracker crust and leaves more room for strawberries on the top.

"...deciding on a favorite between the two came down to the cheesecake to strawberry ratio and which crust would win out--oatmeal crumb or graham cracker"

Even though both were delicious, deciding on a favorite between the two came down to the cheesecake to strawberry ratio and which crust would win out -- oatmeal crumb or graham cracker. In the end, Tyler gave the slight edge to the classic style. But nothing was going to separate me from my Butter Streusel!

A quick and easy recipe you can make with these cheesecakes is a chocolate-covered strawberry cheesecake! Just check out the Sara Lee Desserts website for all their products -- from seasonal pies to pound cakes -- tips, how-tos, recipes, store locations and more. What are your favorite desserts to celebrate with this holiday season?

This post is in collaboration with Sara Lee Desserts
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65 comments

  1. Oh these both sound so good and look good as well, always nice to have something pretty to put on the table so it looks as good as it tastes! I will have to keep this mind when I need something in a pinch.

    Allie of
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    1. Oh, absolutely. No bake is the way to go when you're busy during the holidays. I'd definitely recommend the streusel.

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  2. As I mentioned on Instagram, I love Sara Lee! Reminds me of my childhood! I'm not a cheesecake person, and the only cheesecake I like is Sara Lee. I also love their danishes!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Oh, I gotta try their danishes. I think you'd be a fan of the butter streusel, too.

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  3. You know I've never tried Sara Lee, I'll pick one up next time I'm grocery shopping.

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    1. Oh, you must. Find them in the freezer isle. Obviously, I'd go with the butter streusel, but the cheesecakes are fab, too.

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  4. I have never tried Sara Lee but would love to try! Btw these pics are just amazing! Have a great day!
    Allurerage
    Rampdiary

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    1. So glad you love the pics -- I really wanted to capture the yumminess! :)

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  5. Sara Lee cakes brings back memories of my childhood. If I didn't give up sugar years ago, I be all in on these ;p

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    1. Kudos to you for giving up sugar. But yea, Sara Lee always brings back good memories.

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  6. This just made me so hungry! Sara Lee always has the best desserts!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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    1. Every time I look at these pictures I get hungry, too. Can't go wrong with Sara Lee Desserts.

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  7. Okay, I've heard of these desserts all my life, and yet I've never tried them. How nutty is that? I definitely need to grab these as a treat for myself during the holiday season. They sound DELICIOUS!

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    1. That is nutty, lol. I would obviously recommend you check out the freezer section at your grocery store. They're inexpensive and no-bake! Try the streusel with some ice cream.

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  8. ooooh Sara Lee's really does bring back SO many memories. Might just have to revisit!!!

    xx rebecca // www.rebeccapiersol.me

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    1. Right? So many childhood memories. Definitely worth a re-visit in adulthood.

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  9. Oh man...I love cheesecakes, but that Butter Streusel one sounds good, Cheryl! Great pick:D As for fave holiday desserts, I am such a huge fan of fruit cake. Unfortunately, everyone around me hates it:P

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    1. Fruit cake is just one of those things -- you either love it or hate it. TBH, I actually don't hate it, but it has to be made a certain way. And yes, the butter streusel is where it's at!

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  10. Haha it's definitely a toss up between the shopping and the food for me!! I love that this time of year I can indulge in all the yummy desserts like these and not feel bad! Cause it's the holidays! :D

    -Morgan
    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

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    1. Right? It's the holidays. I eat what I want from Halloween to New Years, lol.

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  11. Yum yum yummy - sign me up for a strawberry cheesecake. Also, I wouldn't be opposed to the lemon! :]

    // all the best,
    Carmen

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    1. Oh nice! The vegan gingerbread cookies and eggnog latte you mentioned both sound yummy.

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  13. Sara Lee desserts are so good. They are always fresh and delicious. Their Strawberry Cheesecake is my favorite!

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    1. That's Ty's favorite too. Classic or French style? Or both? :)

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  14. The lemon & strawberry cheesecakes are a delicious treat. Enjoy the Holidays my Dear!

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    1. Another vote for the lemon cheesecake! Same to you, luv.

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  15. These look so delicious! Definitely want to try that strawberry cheesecake and that lemon pound cake sounds amazing.

    Kileen

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  16. Anything with coffee is my favorite so I would go straight for this coffee cake :)

    www.fashionradi.com

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  17. Okay these look AMAZING! Just over here drooling!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://louellareese.com

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  18. Omg looks so good! Sara Lee reminds me of my childhood. I need to try these! My husband would love the cheesecakes! Xo

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    1. Yes, great childhood memories with Sara Lee Desserts.

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  19. Oh YUM. That butter streusel situation is a MUST!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  20. I have a serious sweet tooth and I will practically eat anything and everything - this though looks SO good and tempting.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    1. I'm glad that my food photos are tempting you. My job here is done, lol.

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  21. I am not a baker too. Neither do I have time, so this sounds like a wonderful option for folks like me.

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  22. That strawberry cheesecake looks so delicious!

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    1. The Classic or the French Style? Both are pretty good.

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  23. Yum, these looks o tasty, especially the cheesecake! :)

    Hope that your week is off to a great start! Going to be a busy one here with lots of fun Christmas events :)

    Away From Blue | Handbag Gift Guide

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    1. Busy here, too. Can't wait for the holiday break!

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  24. These all look so good. Love your fun photos dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  25. These look so yummy!! I remember this brand from back home in the states, I think they used to have a chocolate pie that I was obsessed over, ha. The desserts are the best :))) x

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  26. I've never used this brand but I have not bought many store desserts. These looks great though! Happy Holidays, Cheryl! <3

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    1. I trust you can whip up your own delish version of these!

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  27. We love buying Sara Lee desserts. Especially their cheesecake.

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  28. Its not the holidays without sara lee desserts!! These all look so amazing xoxo sarah

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  29. WOW this looks DELISH! Sara Lee is such a ~classic~ brand - I have such fond memories!!!

    Coming Up Roses

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  30. Sara Lee is always a life savior !

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  31. This entire spread looks SO delish! Sara Lee has been a go-to brand of mine for years.

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