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Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

    Grilled pound cake is a delightful twist on a classic dessert that adds a smoky, caramelized flavor to the rich and buttery cake.

    Perfect for summer gatherings or cozy nights by the fire, this grilled pound cake recipe is sure to become a new favorite.

    Let’s fire up the grill and get cooking!


    • 1 store-bought or homemade pound cake, sliced into 1-inch thick slices
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • Optional toppings: fresh berries, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce


    Preheat the Grill:

    Preheat your grill to medium heat (about 350°F to 400°F or 175°C to 200°C).

    Make sure the grill grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.

    Prepare the Pound Cake:

    If using store-bought pound cake, slice it into 1-inch thick slices. If using homemade pound cake, slice it into thick slices as well.

    Brush both sides of each slice of pound cake with melted butter. This will help prevent sticking and create a golden crust when grilled.

    Grill the Pound Cake:

    Place the buttered pound cake slices directly onto the grill grates. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks form and the cake is heated through.

    Keep a close eye on the pound cake as it grills to prevent burning. The goal is to achieve grill marks and a slightly crispy exterior while keeping the inside moist and fluffy.

    Serve Warm:

    Once grilled, remove the pound cake slices from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter.

    Serve the grilled pound cake warm with your choice of toppings. Fresh berries, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce are all delicious options.

    Get creative with your toppings and mix and match flavors to create your perfect grilled pound cake masterpiece!


    For added flavor, you can sprinkle the pound cake slices with cinnamon sugar before grilling.

    Don’t walk away from the grill while the pound cake is cooking. It only takes a few minutes per side, and you don’t want it to burn!

    If you’re grilling other items, like fruit or skewers, you can grill the pound cake slices at the same time to save time and grill space.

    Leftover grilled pound cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Simply reheat in the microwave or on the grill for a few seconds before serving.

    Enjoy the irresistible combination of smoky grilled flavor and sweet, buttery pound cake with this easy and delicious grilled pound cake recipe. Perfect for summer cookouts, backyard barbecues, or cozy nights by the fire, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends alike!

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