May I introduce you to your new go-to summer dessert?

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As a guest it’s always nice to be invited back, which is why I’m delighted to once again be participating in this month’s Project Design, courtesy of Annie, Mary Ann and Cindy. You may recall my first Project Design contribution – all about cheese boards – and this month we’re sharing our favorite barbecue recipes!

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I’m not much of a griller (except for THESE RIBS), so of course my mind went right to dessert. As I do. Because when I have to make a margarita themed recipe I make………dessert. And when I have to contribute to a picnic party I make………..dessert.

Hey at least I’m consistent. And if you’ve never grilled your pound cake, then you my friends are in for a TREAT. The edges get all toasty and caramelized, and the grilled cake is the perfect base for ice cream, whipped cream, berries, you name it.

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Now I know I’ve made you a pound cake or two in the past, but not just any cake can be tossed on the grill. You need a dense, sturdy cake that won’t fall apart under all that heat, and a classic pound cake is just the ticket.

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If you’ve ever wondered why pound cake is so named, it’s because the original recipe calls for about a pound of each of the main ingredients – butter, sugar, flour and eggs (with a little vanilla and salt). In addition to the simple and short ingredient list, this cake is a true one-bowl recipe and bakes up two generous loaves, so you can freeze one or bring it to any of your summer gatherings. #BestGuestEver

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Though this recipe is indeed simple, it’s crucial to follow the instructions for best results. Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature, and beat the butter and sugar for the amount of time indicated.

Scroll down to see my fellow bloggers’ delicious recipes –  and consider your summertime menu DONE!

Classic Pound Cake

2 cups (1 pound or 4 sticks) butter, room temperature
2 1/4 cups (1 pound) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or 1 scraped vanilla bean)
9 large eggs, lightly beaten and at room temperature
3 cups (about 1 pound) flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees; grease and flour two 9″ x 5″ loaf pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper.

Beat the butter and sugar on medium-low till blended. Increase the speed to high and beat for 8 minutes. Scrape down the sides. Add the vanilla and beat on medium speed. Add the eggs in 4 additions, beating well on medium speed after each. Scrape down the sides. Add the flour and salt and beat on low till blended.

Divide the batter evenly between your two pans; smooth the tops with a small angled spatula. Bake for 65 minutes or till a toothpick tests clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 30 minutes; remove from pans to cool completely. For best taste and texture make one day in advance.

To grill, pre-heat your to medium-low. Brush cake slices on both sides with a bit of melted butter and grill till toasted, about 2 miutes on each side.

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This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

Cindy – Rough Luxe Lifestyle
Mary Ann- Classic Casual Home
Sue – The View From Great Island
Melaine – My Sweet Savannah
Annie – Most Lovely Things

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  1. sue | the view from great island on June 13, 2019 at 11:59 am

    I just bought a new grill and I cannot WAIT to make dessert on it! I sometimes like to toast pound cake, but this takes it to a whole new level, yum!

    • sherisilver on June 13, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      Toasted pound cake is the best breakfast EVER. So happy to be in this post with you; you know you’re one of my very faves! 🙂

  2. cindy hattersley on June 13, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I am not much of a dessert lover or chef but I love a great pound cake. It would be fabulous with my meal on the grill! You always have such great recipes for us to try. Thanks for joining us again Sheri!

    • sherisilver on June 13, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      Thank YOU Cindy! Loved participating again, and thrilled to have some new recipes to add to my summer repertoire!

  3. Annie Diamond on June 13, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Sheri! From the moment you said you would be doing some kind of grilled dessert, I was intrigued! Grilled pound cake is beautiful and fun! I will be making this soon!

    • sherisilver on June 14, 2019 at 7:20 am

      Don’t tell anyone but you can toast it too for the best breakfast EVER. Thank you so much again for asking me to participate! xo

  4. classic casual home on June 14, 2019 at 2:29 am

    This is such a great idea, Sheri! I’m pinning this to my dessert board. I would almost always have all the ingredients already on hand…and I love that it makes two…and one to take as a gift!
    Mary Ann

    • sherisilver on June 14, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Thank you Mary Ann – loved participating again! Fancy has its place but we all need a go-to basic that delivers (especially when it delivers double!)! 🙂

  5. Tricia on June 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    The cake looks wonderful but you didn’t tell how to grill it. Do you put oil or butter on the cake before grilling? What temperature and how long do you cook the cake on the grill.

    • sherisilver on June 25, 2019 at 7:26 am

      You are SO correct! Going to amend the recipe now and thank you!:)

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