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Puréed Chocolate Pound Cake

1 Serving
Photo of Puréed Chocolate Pound Cake Packaging

Making a rich, PU4 IDDSI-compliant chocolate dessert is easy as pie when your recipe starts with Sara Lee’s Classic Pound Cake.


1/10 cake 16 oz Sara Lee® Family Size Classic Pound Cake, defrosted
3 1/2 Tbsp 2% Milk
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
1 dash Cinnamon, ground (optional)
1 1/2 Tbsp Sauce, chocolate
1 Tbsp Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener

Serving Size

1/10 of 16 oz cake


1. Wash hands before beginning preparation. Sanitize surfaces and equipment.
2. Cut one slice of Sara Lee® Family Size Classic Pound Cake (SKU# 03404). Slice should be 1/10 of cake.
3. Cut slice into smaller cubes to allow for easier processing.
4. Place cubes in small food processor. Process (or pulse) into fine crumbs for approximately 10 seconds.
5. In a separate bowl, warm milk. Add cocoa powder and cinnamon, if desired. Whisk well.
6. Add chocolate sauce and whisk well.
7. Add chocolate milk mixture and Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener to the food processor, and process for another 10 seconds until smooth throughout.
8. Spread evenly into small bowl. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate. Allow pound cake to thoroughly chill for 3 hours or overnight. Hold at 40°F or lower until service.
9. Remove from refrigerator. Test consistency before serving per IDDSI Testing Methods for IDDSI Puréed Level 4 (PU4) using the Fork Drip Test and Spoon Tilt Test.

Presentation Suggestions

• Verify final recipe and any garnishes using IDDSI Testing Methods for IDDSI Puréed Level 4 (PU4) before service: Fork Drip Test, Spoon Tilt Test, No separate thin liquid.
• Amount of liquid can vary. Recipe may be altered to include more or less liquid and/or more or less Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener depending on the results of IDDSI testing.
• Recipe standardized and tested at 40°F. Temperature may affect IDDSI testing results.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Calories 310
Protein 4 g
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Total Fat 12 g
Sodium 190 mg
Cholesterol 50 mg

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