Grilled Tropical Pound Cake and Pineapple

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Since becoming pregnant my taste and tolerance for food has really changed.  Let's be honest, my motivation to make things has changed quite a bit as well.  You may have noticed this by my (lack of) blogging lately.  But, rest assured, at 35+ weeks pregnant there is a light at the end of this preggo tunnel and not only am I super excited to meet this little bun I have been cooking but I am also excited to get into the kitchen and make some delicious things to share.  

For the time being I am on the lookout for easy, delicious things to make that require the least amount of thinking.  I have to say that I have fallen even more in love with Tastefully Simple while pregnant.  The ease of their recipes coupled with knowing that everything I have made from their product line has turned out great is really fantastic.  Let's be honest, there is nothing worse than putting any amount of time and energy into something and it doesn't turn out.  

A few weekends ago we had our annual couple's trip to the lake.  It was so fantastic to catch up, laugh and relax with three of our favorite couples.  Standing in the lake with the sun on my skin and weight off my joints was just about the most amazing thing ever.  After spending an entire day on/in the lake we came back for an awesome dinner.  I offered to bring dessert and it did not disappoint.  I had help from the ladies of the group who I have to say were great blogging assistants…racing the daylight, holding things at the grill and helping with "accessorizing" the last shot.  Here is how it went down 
 This recipe starts off with following the directions on the box of Tropical Pound Cake Mix.
 Pour the mix into a bowl
 Add in melted butter
 And stir.  Yep, that easy.
Pour the batter into a loaf pan
 Spread out on the top and pop this baby in the oven.  Just wait until you start smelling it bake!
 Next, I got to work on the pineapple
 Cut off the top
 And used this amazing pineapple tool to cut it into rings
 I'm seriously obsessed with this thing.  I detached the rings and placed them in a container to bring to the lake
 By that time the pound cake was done.  I let it cool completely and wrapped it in tin foil for travel.
 When we were ready to make dessert I cut the Tropical Pound Cake into nice thick slices
 Out to the grill we went
 First we added the pineapple rings to the top rack.  The grill was preheated on medium high heat.
 I lightly spritzed the pound cake with canola oil spray…coconut oil spray would work as well.
 On to the grill with the poundcake
 We monitored things very closely and after a few minutes, the pound cake was ready to be flipped.
 Same with the pineapple.
 To assemble, we placed the Tropical Pound Cake on the plate, topped with the grilled pineapple and a dollop of whipped cream.
 Paper umbrella optional but highly recommended.

I have to say this Grilled Tropical Pound Cake with Pineapple was a huge hit!  The pound cake stayed nice and moist and was perfectly complimented with the tart yet sweet pineapple and whipped cream.  Not only did this dessert wow our tastebuds, it was pretty stinking cute.

Grilled Tropical Pound Cake and Pineapple 
(serves 10)

1 box Tropical Pound Cake
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup water
1 fresh pineapple
Canola or coconut oil spray
whipped cream for serving

Start by preparing the Tropical Pound Cake by following the directions on the box.  Once baked, let cool completely and either serve or wrap in tin foil until ready to make dessert.

Cut the pineapple into rings.  Set aside until ready to grill.

When ready to make dessert, preheat the grill to medium high heat.  Place the pineapple rings on the top wrack of the grill.  Then lightly spray each side of the pound cake with the cooking spray.  Place on the main wrack of the grill and watch closely.  We didn't even shut the grill this happened so quickly.  Once the first side of the pound cake has grill marks, flip it to the second side.  Flip the pineapple to warm and make grill marks on the other side.  Once everything is all warm and grilled-marked up, remove from the grill to assemble.

Place the pound cake on a plate, top with a ring of pineapple and dollop of whipped cream.  Paper umbrellas really add something special as well :)


Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz

***DISCLAIMER: I was provided with product and compensation for this post from Tastefully Simple.  All opinions are my own and as aways, you can't buy my love, baby.**

1 comment :

  1. 1) I haven't been by in a while, CONGRATULATIONS!!! So excited for you guys :)
    2) I think we need to swap loaves here...!! This look AMAZING!


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