Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy

Simply butter slices of pound cake before putting them on either an outdoor or indoor stovetop grill, and let them get a little char. The nice part about this dessert is that it uses already-baked pound cake, so you can't under-bake it. The grilled toastiness of the cake makes it the perfect canvas for any number of toppings: I really enjoy ice cream and a seasonal fruit compote. Just be sure to prepare this before grilling meats, because you don't want to impart a burger flavor to your dessert!

Note: If your grill has wide openings between grates, place your cake on a slip of aluminum foil before grilling.

Recipe Details

Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 25 mins
Serves 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 pound cake, sliced into 1-inch thick piece

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 cups fresh seasonal berries

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Ice cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-low. Brush the pound cake slices with melted butter. Grill until the cake is toasted, about 2 minutes on each side.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the berries, the lemon juice, and sugar. Cook until the berries have become soft and have begun to release juice (it's OK to lightly squeeze them), about 10 minutes.

  3. You can serve the sauce atop each slice, or sandwich it in the middle of two slices. If desired, serve with ice cream.

Special equipment

grill or grill pan

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
399 Calories
22g Fat
48g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 399
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 186mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)