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Grilled Pound Cake - Why Not?

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I've Grilled Pizza? Why not cake? Grilled pound cake is my signature dessert. It's a perfect match for my style of cooking, which is heavy on barbecue, the real, slow-smoked kind, as well as when I fire up the grill.


Sure, you can make your own pound cake and ice cream from scratch or you can save some time and pick some up at the store.

The great thing is that you can replace ingredients as needed. No strawberries? Use pineapple, peaches, or mandarin oranges. Flavored pound cake and your favorite ice cream and toppings will help you make this dish one of your own. You can also trim calories by using low-fat, sugar-free items and dropping the butter and brown sugar.

If you fear placing slices of pound cake directly on a grill, try using a grilling basket or use a sheet of heavy-duty foil to make a griddle-like surface.

My recipe and photo was featured on the website the Daily Meal along with several other not so common items that you can toss on the grill. Check those recipes and a pretty cool slide show RIGHT HERE

INGREDIENTS
Cooking spray, for the grill
4 slices pound cake
Spray butter or
2-3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
2-3 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)
4 scoops ice cream
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup strawberry syrup
1/3 cup toasted and sliced almonds
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the grill over medium heat.Coat the grill or foil with cooking spray. Coat the pound cake with spray butter or brush with the melted butter. Grill until the edges are browned and the slice is heated evenly. If desired, sprinkle the slices lightly with brown sugar before removing from the grill. Place a slice on a plate, top with the ice cream, sliced strawberries, strawberry syrup, and almonds.

Thanks to the Daily Meal for selecting my Grilled Pound Cake!

Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.