Summer may be officially over, but we’re still enjoying the warm weather and long days in Southern California. To savor the endless California summer, Derrick and I enjoyed a dessert that incorporated three things that are quintessential to summer: grilling, ice cream and fresh summer berries. Grilled pound cake with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream and a generous serving of fresh strawberries and blueberries is the perfect no fuss dessert. It’s so simple and easy to put together for 2 or 20 people. Lightly grilling the pound cake makes the cake more aromatic and brings out the richness of the cake. The warm cake is then topped with a scoop of sweet and creamy vanilla ice cream and then covered with beautiful fresh strawberries and blueberries. It’s light, creamy and decadent. Store bought pound cake and ice cream are the two shortcuts to this easy dessert. Of course, if you really wanted toyou could turn on your oven during these hot months to make homemade pound cake. I’m going to opt out of that one…
The dessert is grilled on The Technique® Hard Anodized Dishwasher Safe 18″x12″ BBQ pan with DuPont™ Teflon® nonstick coating. It’s a pan made especially for the grill. It helps you grill multiple things at the same time without worrying about it falling through the grates. I think it would be perfect for grilling mushrooms without having to skewer them or aparagus or onions. The best thing is that the tough Teflon coating is strong so you can use metal utensils on it and once you’re done grilling you can pop the pan into the dishwasher for easy cleaning. What I love about it was that pound cake went directly on the grill pan instead of the grill which means that I could rest assure that my dessert wasn’t going to taste like a piece of steak!
Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream and Berries
This dessert is so simple there really isn’t a recipe. No exact measurements are needed.
slices of pound cake
vanilla ice cream
fresh strawberries and blueberries
Heat grill to medium heat, place grill pan onto grill.
Lightly brush the melted butter onto both sides of the pound cake, this will help with the pretty grill marks.
Place pound cake onto grill for about 30-45 seconds and then rotate pound cake a quarter turn to get the crisscrossed grill marks. Grill for another 30 to 45 seconds and then flip the cake and repeat.
Remove cake from grill and serve with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream and fresh berries.
To keep summer going in your home too… we’re giving away one grill pan to one lucky reader.
Here’s how to enter to win The Technique BBQ Pan with Teflon: Congratulations Kristin T!! Thank you everyone for entering!
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This giveaway is open to US residents only. (sorry international readers…)
The giveaway will end on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 11:59 pm PST. The winner will be randomly drawn and will be notified by the email that they provide on the comment. If the winner does not claim their prize by 11:59 pm PST by September 25, 2012, another winner will be chosen and the prize will be forfeited.
Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary BBQ pan. One random winner will also receive the same. No compensation was received for this post or review. Affiliated links are included in the post. The opinions are my own.
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