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.
Grilled Pound Cake Recipe
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)
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.
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.
You can serve the sauce atop each slice, or sandwich it in the middle of two slices. If desired, serve with ice cream.
grill or grill pan
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||54%|
|Total Carbohydrate 48g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Total Sugars 30g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||71%|
|*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.|