No-Bake Pound Cake Bites

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Do you know what today is?!  Why, yes, it is Tuesday.  And yes, it is March 4th.  But better than that … it’s National Pound Cake Day!!  That’s right, an entire day to celebrate and enjoy all things pound cake!  I mean, we could top lemon pound cake with a tart berry sauce, bake a chocolate pound cake bread pudding, enjoy butter pound cake with ice cream, or even relish one of these rich and decadent chocolate peanut butter pound cake stacks!  However you choose to celebrate today, I know it will be delicious!

And speaking of delicious, have I got such a tasty and super cute no-bake treat using Sara Lee’s All Butter Pound Cake … {And a BIG thanks to Sara Lee Desserts for sponsoring this post!}

No-Bake Pound Cake Bites!!

Easy no-bake pound cake bites - covered in white chocolate!

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Don’t they look like itty bitty fondant covered cakes?!  I just love anything with sprinkles!  Here, take another look at the bite-sized, super sprinkled no-bake pound cake bites!

Mini chocolate covered pound cake bites - SO cute!

Don’t worry!  You don’t have to be a trained cake decorator or need to have any fancy equipment.  Nope, just grab a Sara Lee frozen pound cake and a cookie cutter and you are well on your way to these delicious little pound cake bites!

Use a small round cookie cutter to make pound cake rounds

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No-Bake Pound Cake Bites

  • Yield: 20 no-bake pound cake bites 1x


  • One 16 oz. frozen Family- Size Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake
  • One 16 oz. package of vanilla Candiquik candy coating (OR white chocolate chips or candy melts)
  • Assorted sprinkles


  1. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the pound cake into ten 1 – 1 1/2 in slices.
  3. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut two rounds from each slice of pound cake and place on the sheet tray.
  4. Melt the Candiquik according to package directions.
  5. Spoon about a tablespoon of melted candy coating over each round, smoothing it over the top and down the sides of each pound cake round.
  6. Add additional candy coating until the entire pound cake round is covered. (It’s okay to have a “puddle” around each pound cake bite.)
  7. Add sprinkles to the top of each pound cake bite.
  8. Once the Candiquik is set, use a sharp knife to cut away any of the “puddle” around each pound cake bite.


Save the remaining pound cake (after you have cut out the rounds), cube it and use it for pound cake parfaits!!

You can make these no-bake pound cake bites for any holiday or event!  Shimmery white jimmies atop these pound cake bites would be just perfect for a wedding shower or even wedding favors!

These pretty little no-bake pound cake bites would be perfect for wedding favors!

And birthdays!  What birthday is complete without a cake?!  Sprinkle-icious pound cake bites are so fun!

Sprinkle topped no-bake pound cake bites are so fun for birthdays!

And just in time for Spring … Bunny Bites!!  Use your trusty cookie cutter to cut two pound cake rounds.  Use one for the head and cut one in half for two ears.

Two circles of pound cake make cute little no-bake bunny bites
Coat the head and ears with Candiquik and add white jimmies!  Using the same technique described above, use a sharp knife to cut away and of the excess “puddle” of candy coating and enjoy!  These guys were the first to go when my boys taste-tested for me.

Bunny bites! No-bake chocolate covered pound cake bites!

And now, let’s celebrate National Pound Cake with a fun giveaway courtesy of our friends at Sara Lee!  One winner – US resident only – will receive a $50 Visa gift card and two coupons for FREE Sara Lee Sweet Goods product … I see pound cake in your future!! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below (give it a minute to load).

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  1. These are so cute, and I love how easy they are to make! Thanks for sharing, pinned 🙂

  2. I’m in love with this idea! So many ways to customize for a birthday theme or a holiday. Yum!

  3. Pinned and entered! I would love for you to share at Bacon Time, if you have not already. These are too cute, and easy, love it.

  4. these are so cute!!!!
    I can’t wait to try these.
    Do you think you could use chocolate (or any other) candy melts

    1. Hi Kathy – You could absolutely use candy melts or even chocolate chips + a tablespoon of shortening. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      1. I plan on making these for a graduation desert. So excited to try! Can I make them the night before using candy melts?

  5. Great idea! And thanks for the great photos too. Where do you get the cute little wrappers? They look like cupcake liners, but shorter, yeah?

    1. Hi Sara – they are treat cups from Wilton and I found them at JoAnn’s in their cake decorating section!

  6. These are so pretty! I love the little bunnies. Plus they look pretty easy to make. Stopping by from the Link Party Palooza. Have a fabulous weekend!

  7. This is my kind of cooking! These look so yummy and I love how simple they are! And pretty!

  8. Totally 100% genius! I am stealing this. Why haven’t I thought of it before! GENIUS I tell you! Making them for Easter! Thanks for the idea! Victoria

  9. Keri,

    This is such a great idea! It looks fancy, but it’s actually pretty easy. I would love to serve these little bites at a party!

  10. Oh gosh, these are so cute! I especially like the bunny bites 🙂 I’d love for you to come share at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  11. You share WAY too many amazing recipes, ha! But I secretly love them all. This one looks amazing, too. Thanks so much for linking up at our Link it or Lump it party!

    Amy @ http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com

  12. These are adorable! I love that you can “personalize” them to fit any theme by merely changing the sprinkles on top. Those little bunnies are to die for too!
    I co-host a weekly recipe link up called Delicious Dish Tuesday; we’d love for you to come link up this awesome recipe! Hope to see you there!

  13. This may be a silly question, but do you thaw the pound cake, or cut out the pieces when it’s still frozen?

    1. Hi Julie! I actually thought it was a little easier to cut when the pound cake was still a little frozen. It helped get nice clean edges with the cookie cutter!

  14. Congrats Keri, this was the most viewed link at our best Of The Weekend party last week!! And no wonder because what a fun idea! This will be featured across all four of our blogs when the party goes live tonight at 8PM EST. Yay! Have a great weekend! xo

  15. Keri, Congrats on being featured the week at Best of the Weekend. Hope you will stop by and link up again!!

  16. These are SO adorable, Keri! They would be perfect for my daughters’ birthdays which are all coming up this summer! I’ll be featuring them tonight at SNF….thanks for joining us! 🙂

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  18. These are so beautiful and simple. Thanks so much for sharing. I made some similar using brownies and mint coating for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the inspiration! http://lizoncall.com/2014/03/17/mint-brownie-bites/

  19. Hello! Just dropping by to let you know that I featured you today over on my blog. Thanks you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! I really appreciate it! 🙂

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

  20. These are adorable! I am trying to make them for Easter, but my Wilton candy melts will not melt enough to pour & I am making a huge mess. I have tried the double boiler method as well as the microwave. They don’t get any thinner than frosting. Any tips? Do I need to buy a different candy product or is there a way to get these thinner???

  21. I made these like petit fours, slicing the pound cake 1/2 as thick. Putting seedless raspberry jam on one round, topping it with another and then spooning the candy-melt over the top. FABULOUS! Now for Memorial day, we are going to do homemade lemon curd, blueberry and strawberry petit fours and even a chocolate pound cake with Nutella maybe covered in chocolate candy melt with chopped hazelnuts! The possibilities are ENDLESS!

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  23. so no need to thaw? And how do you store them? I would like to make the night begone Mother’s Day.

  24. these look adorable! I was wondering if you had any experience in making them in advance?

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