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Elevate your summer dessert game with these tempting Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake Skewers.

Juicy pineapple, luscious strawberries, and tender pound cake, lightly charred on the grill, create a delightful medley of flavors and textures that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake Skewers

These grilled fruit and pound cake skewers are a delightful addition to any occasion, whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a casual dinner with loved ones.

Picture yourself at a backyard barbecue, surrounded by friends and family, with the tantalizing aroma of the grill wafting through the air.

As the sun sets and the warm summer breeze envelops you, it’s the perfect time to serve this delicious grilled fruit dessert.

The combination of slightly caramelized fruit and soft, buttery pound cake creates a delightful treat that tantalizes the taste buds.

While we used pineapple and strawberries in this recipe, there’s a wide variety of fruits that taste amazing when grilled:

  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Nectarines
  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Watermelon
  • Banana

Why not set up a dessert bar with an assortment of fruits, allowing guests to construct their own fruit and cake skewers?

This interactive experience adds a fun and personalized touch to your gathering, and everyone will love it!

Ingredients Needed for Grilled Fruit & Pound Cake Skewers

Reasons Why You’ll Love Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake Skewers!

  • Summer Delight: Indulge in the flavors of summer! The combination of sweet, juicy pineapple and succulent strawberries, complemented by the caramelized notes from the grill, is the epitome of a summer dessert.
  • Versatile and Fun: These skewers offer a versatile dessert option that can be customized to suit individual preferences. Feel free to experiment with different fruits or add a drizzle of chocolate sauce or a sprinkle of toasted coconut for an extra indulgence.
  • Grill Time Fun: Grilling the fruit and pound cake adds a unique twist to the traditional dessert experience. It brings out the natural sweetness of the fruit and imparts a smoky flavor that elevates the overall taste.
  • Easy and Quick: With just a few simple steps, you can create a crowd-pleasing dessert that requires minimal effort. The skewers can be assembled ahead of time, making them a convenient option for entertaining.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake Skewers

  • Fresh ProducePineapple, Strawberries
  • DairyHeavy Whipping Cream (Double Cream)
  • Pound Cakestore-bought or homemade. In the UK, substitute for Madeira Cake.
  • Powdered Sugar also known as Icing Sugar or Confectioners Sugar.
  • Pure Vanilla Extractalways buy good vanilla, as it makes a flavor difference.

The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.


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Equipment Needed For This Recipe

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Grilled Pound Cake Skewers with Whipped Cream

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How Do I Make Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake Skewers?

The printable recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Step 1 – Preheat: Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.

Step 2 – Make Skewers: Cut the pound cake into bite-sized cubes.

Thread onto BBQ skewers, alternating with strawberries and pineapple chunks in between.

TIP! If using wooden bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Step 3 – Grill Skewers: Grill for 3-4 minutes per side on an outdoor grill or on a lightly greased grill pan until light grill marks form and the fruit begins to soften.

Step 4 – Whip Cream: Use an electric handheld or stand mixer to whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.

Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue to mix until incorporated.

Step 5 – Serve: Serve the grilled pound cake and fruit with fresh whipped cream. Enjoy!

Grilled Fruit & Pound Cake Skewers with Whipped Cream

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Storing Leftovers & Freezing

  • Storing Leftovers:
    • If you happen to have any leftovers, store the grilled fruit and pound cake skewers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • While the texture may change slightly upon refrigeration, they can be enjoyed within 1-2 days.
    • The pound cake may become softer, but the flavors will still be delicious.
  • Freezing Instructions:
    • Not suitable for freezing.
  • With all leftovers, ensure the food looks and smells okay before consuming.
  • You can always consult the Food Standards Agency in your country for the most up-to-date advice on storing and freezing foods: Food Standards Agency (UK) | Food Safety (USA).

Printable Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake Skewers Recipe Card

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Grilled Fruit & Pound Cake Skewers Recipe

Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake Skewers

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Treat yourself to the delightful combination of grilled fruit and pound cake skewers, a scrumptious summer dessert perfect for BBQ parties.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cake, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 cups strawberries, tops removed and halved
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (double cream)
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar (icing sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.
  2. Cut the pound cake into bite-sized cubes. Thread onto BBQ skewers, alternating with strawberries and pineapple chunks in between. TIP! If using wooden bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.
  3. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side on an outdoor grill or on a lightly greased grill pan until light grill marks form and the fruit begins to soften.
  4. Use an electric handheld or stand mixer to whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue to mix until incorporated.
  5. Serve the grilled pound cake and fruit with fresh whipped cream. Enjoy!

    Grilled Fruit & Pound Cake Skewers Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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