REVIEW – Tastefully Simple Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix WITH Fiesta Menu Recipes

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Want to know how to get a chocolate pound cake like this one with little to no effort?

Tastefully Simple Chocolate Pound Cake Cooked

It’s simple. Tastefully Simple. Really. To make it all you do is add 1.5 sticks of butter and water to the contents of the box shown below and bake.

Tastefully Simple Chocolate Pound Cake Ingredients

I made this cake myself, using the Tastefully Simple Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix. From start to finish it took one hour and five minutes. It was moist and tasty. Very chocolatey, sort of a bittersweet chocolate flavor. It would be most excellent with whipped cream on it. Or cherries, if you’re into a chocolate cherry flavor. Or dressed up with goodies like caramel, chocolate chips and candy bars.

available for purchase online for $6.99. For every box of Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix sold, Tastefully Simple will donate $1 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, which helps support the fight against childhood hunger in America.

Now. For those of you that are planning a get together that want to make something a little different, Tastefully Simple has given me a fun Fiesta Menu. Check it out.


  • Giddyup Guacamole with Blue Aztec Chips
  • Southwest Pasta Salad
  • Grilled Steaks
  • Mexican Chocolate Cake

Giddyup Guacamole with Blue Aztec Chips

  • 1 cup prepared Giddyup Guacamole
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 2-3 ripe avocados
  • 1 bag Blue Aztec Chips

Add first three ingredients, stir to blend. Serve with chips. Each packet makes about 1½ cups guacamole.

Southwest Pasta Salad

  • 1 Tbsp. Simply Southwest Seasoning & Rub, or more to taste
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes or 14.5 oz. can dice tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. Roasted Garlic Infused Oil
  • 8 oz. bowtie pasta, prepared and cooled
  • 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6-8 oz. block Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Combine first 3 ingredients; stir to blend. Let stand while preparing the rest of the salad. Place next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add tomato mixture. Toss to blend; refrigerate until served. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro. Makes 8 – 10 servings.

Grilled Steaks

4 Tbsp. Simply Southwest Seasoning & Rub

4 medium-sized steaks

Rub 1 medium-sized steak with 1 Tbsp. Simply Southwest Seasoning & Rub and grill to perfection!

Mexican Chocolate Cake

  • 1 Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix
  • ¾ cup (1 1.2 sticks) melted butter
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1-1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1-3 Whipped cream or ice cream

Combine first 5 ingredients; stir to blend. Pour batter into greased 9-inch round cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Makes 8-9 servings.

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patricia Marsden July 13, 2011 - 7:35 am

Yummy cake. Wish I had a piece.

royalegacy July 14, 2011 - 11:12 am

This menu looks great. I have it all printed and will be all ready to go for this Saturday.

karen M July 15, 2011 - 12:59 am

recipe sounds yummy, i was thinking of using the recipe, but turn it into an ice cream cake.. slice of vanilla ice cream, between slices of the cake. You can’t have a cookout without the Bacon Bacon or the Fiesta Dips! those are our favorites. I have tried any of the beverages yet, next party I attend, I am going to pick up a few. Thanks for sharing.

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Lauren July 16, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Wow! Looks like a fun recipe to try 🙂


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