Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker Giveaway and A Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe Too!

I love things that make my life easier. Who doesn’t? I also love things that make baking desserts easier and not heating up my entire house. That is why I am currently in love with my Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker!

pound cake maker

You can seriously make pound cake now in about 10 minutes, and that’s including preheating! It took me longer to find the ingredients in my pantry than it did to make a pound cake!

pound cake sliced

Seriously! Literally, you mix the ingredients together, add to the Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker, wait about 8-10 minutes and done! I frosted and decorated after it cooled off. I’m including the pound cake recipe I used, because I never knew I could make chocolate pound cake! Also, let me just say, yum.

Chocolate Pound Cake
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 1¾ tsp salt
  • 1¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Slowly add wet ingredients.
  3. Add to Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker and bake for 8-10 minutes.

This pound cake maker is so easy to use. I will be making pound cakes to take camping with us this weekend. That’s how good and easy they are to make! Since I am in love, I want one of you to get one of these too. I have arranged for one lucky winner to win one! Here’s what you need to do:

Holstein Housewares Pound Cake Maker Giveaway

Weight Watchers Ice Cream

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!” Who out there doesn’t like ice cream?? I imagine very few actually don’t like ice cream (unless it’s a health reason), yet I guarantee nobody likes the extra fat and calories associated with the delicious desserts. Well, thankfully Weight Watchers has come out with a number of amazing ice cream options with very little fat and calories. I know you hear Weight Watchers and you think healthy, maybe not the most amazing tasting, and you may think “diet”….but let me tell you I am not a strict health nut or dieter by any means and I love these ice cream bars. I have tried 6 different flavors and love them all.

The first ice cream bar I tried was their Giant Latte bar-it has 90 calories, 1g of fat, 3g of protein! Does anyone like a latte in the morning?? This bar is like a delicious latte frozen into a giant bar of heaven! And it’s only 2pts for those of you on Weight Watchers.

The next 2 bars I tried were the Greek Frozen Yogurt bars in Peach Swirl and Blueberry Swirl. Greek yogurt has exploded in the past couple of years as a popular snack, so why not offer people a frozen version of the snack they love? The new Blueberry Swirl and Peach Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars are made with low fat Greek frozen yogurt and real Blueberry and Peach fruit swirls. They are both 80 calories, 0.5g of fat, and 5g of protein!! They have calcium and live and active cultures associated with yogurt. They are light and fruity and definitely a yogurt lovers’ dream (in ice cream form)!!

The next was a snack sized Red Velvet ice cream sandwich. YUM! It is small (hence snack size) but only has 100 calories and 1.5g of fat. Staying right on trend with the current red velvet craze, the Snack Size Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich is made with low fat cream cheese frosting flavored ice cream with a red velvet chocolate swirl between red velvet chocolate wafers. The ice cream flavor is very light and the red velvet takes over the flavor-but delicious overall!

The last 2 ice cream bars were the Chocolate Smoothie and the Cookies and Cream bar. The Chocolate Smoothie has 60 calories and 1.5g of fat but tastes like a full flavored chocolate fudge bar-absolutely satisfying! For traditional frozen yogurt fans, the new Chocolate Smoothie Frozen Yogurt Bars are made with low fat frozen yogurt and real chocolate to satisfy cravings. The Cookies and Cream was a fan favorite of my children for obvious reasons….what child doesn’t like cookies and cream ice cream?? It has 120 calories and 5g of fat, however this treat offers three levels of cookies & cream goodness in one bar. It’s made with low fat cookies & cream ice cream with a chocolate cookie fudge swirl dipped in a rich chocolaty cookie crunch coating. Ok, just typing that made my mouth water…that bar is a chocolate lovers’ dream if I do say so myself!!

All of these bars were a delight to eat (my kids couldn’t stop asking for them!) and were 2 pts on the Weight Watchers point system except the Cookies and Cream bars and the Red Velvet bars which were 3 pts. I highly recommend these delicious desserts as a healthy alternative to the high fat, high caloric ice cream bars we often see in stores!!

Hickory Farms

For the past 60 years, Hickory Farms has been popular on gift lists everywhere. They have really awesome gift boxes you can send out to your loved ones or for yourself. They have a gift box for everyone — every price range and for the products you want. We recently tried out the Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Box.

All I can say is yum. I’ve never had smoked cheese before, and it is super good! The presentation of these baskets is great. We actually brought this to Thanksgiving, and it was gone in a heartbeat, so I am not the only one who really liked it! This is definitely a product that I would send out to other family and friends. I was impressed with the quality of the product and how quickly that it was gone at our Thanksgiving get together.

Another great thing is that Hickory Farms is committed to giving back through its partnership with Share Our Strength®, a leading national not-forprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in North America. This holiday season, when customers purchase a Party Planner gift box, Hickory Farms will contribute $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign*. Customers will also have the opportunity to include a $1 donation to the campaign with their purchase at a Hickory Farms store or at hickoryfarms.com. Hickory Farms’ passion for fighting childhood hunger has generated more than $1.1M in contributions to Share Our Strength since 2008.

Now that you are hungry, you can find Hickory Farms’ award winning sausage, cheese and other specialty items at 750+ Hickory Farms holiday stores, online at hickoryfarms.com, in catalogs, and at leading retailers throughout the holiday season. Here is how their 3 day shipping works:

Hickory Farms makes a great product that is great for your home or as a gift!

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a product sample to facilitate my review.