Grilled Pound Cake Recipe with Mascarpone & Berries

A foolproof Grilled Pound Cake recipe with sweetened mascarpone and berries that you can whip up in 10 minutes flat! And it requires no measuring.

Grilled Pound Cake with Sweetened Mascarpone & Berries

This grilled pound cake is a fun dessert that’s easy to make. Serve it up at your next cookout!

This is one of those recipes you can whip up in about 10 minutes flat and requires no real measuring. So it’s pretty much our favorite kind of dessert.

You can add as much or as little of anything as you’d like. And as long as you don’t completely char the pound cake, this is pretty foolproof. There’s nothing better than this sweet dessert for a summer party!

ten-minute, no fuss grilled poundcake recipe

Ingredients Needed

  • Pound cake — Use homemade or store bought pound cake.
  • Melted sweetened butter
  • Mascarpone cheese — Also used as a spread in our Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and crostini recipe.
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Fruit preserves — We used Bonne Maman Four Fruit Preserves for a fruit variety mix of cherries, strawberries, red currants, and raspberries. 
  • Blueberries — Or other fruit toppings of your choice.
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How to Make a Grilled Pound Cake with Sweetened Mascarpone and Berries 

1 — Preheat grill on medium high heat.

2 — Slice the pound cake into 1 1/2-inch thick pieces, and lightly brush them with the sweetened melted butter.

2 — On a cast iron skillet, grill the pound cake slices uncovered for about 1-2 minutes on each side or just until they’re a warm brown color.

This was our first time using our Le Creuset skillet. It’s a bit pricey but so worth the investment since they can withstand the heat from the oven and even a grill. 

Transfer the grilled cake onto a plate.

sweet mascarpone topping for grilled pound cake

3 – Next, in a mixing bowl, combine and stir the 3/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar with the mascarpone cheese. You can add more or less depending on how sweet you’d like it to be. We like a happy medium!

4 — Then, spread the cheese on the grilled pound cake slices. Top with a small scoop of fruit preserves and berries. And serve immediately.

Berries are ideal for summer recipes since they’re at their prime of being bright and juicy. So if you have any leftovers, you can also pair it with a berry panzanella salad. And that’s it! A foolproof dessert recipe that you can whip up in 10 minutes flat!

ten-minute, no fuss grilled poundcake recipe

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • What kind of pound cake can I use? Any pound cake works with this recipe. Vanilla, butter, chocolate or lemon pound cake — Feel free to experiment with the flavors!
  • Fruit preserves versus jam or jelly: Jam is made with mashed fruit. You can also use jam or jelly. But we highly recommend using preserves for this grilled pound cake recipe.Preserves have whole fruit or large pieces of fruit. It’ll give the toppings some additional texture. Jelly is made with strained fruit juice whereas it is made of mashed fruit.
  • Can you sub out the confectioner’s sugar for powdered sugar? You can substitute it for powdered sugar if you don’t have any on hand. Keep in mind that confectioner’s sugar is preferred for garnishing since it is least likely to melt on top of the warm pound cake.
  • How to grill pound cake: To avoid grill marks and to keep the pound cake soft and fluffy, grill your pound cake on a cast iron skillet or grill pan. However, you can place the cake on the grill directly, especially if you prefer a bit of a crunch. Just make sure to place your pound cake at an angle on the grate so that the slices do not slip through.
  • Fruit topping ideas: You can use any fruit of your choice. Because it was summer, we went with seasonal blueberries. Grilled peaches are another perfect choice.
ten-minute, no fuss grilled poundcake recipe

More Delicious Cake Recipes

This grilled pound cake pairs perfectly with a side of homemade ice cream. The true star of this recipe is the sweetened mascarpone. It’s a lot more decadent than your typical whipped cream topping that you find in most pound cake recipes. Craving for a more delicious cake? Below are a few related posts that might interest you –

ten-minute, no fuss grilled poundcake recipe
Grilled Pound Cake with Sweetened Mascarpone & Berries - sugar and cloth

Grilled Pound Cake Recipe with Sweetened Mascarpone & Berries

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5 from 10 votes
This grilled pound cake is the perfect dessert for summer! We'll show you how to make it with sweetened mascarpone and berries.
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Cakes

Equipment

  • Cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 pcs pound cake
  • 3 tbsp sweetened butter melted
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserves or jam or jelly
  • 1/2 cup blueberries or other fruit toppings of your choice

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 747IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 363kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill on medium high heat.
  • Slice the pound cake into 1 1/2-inch thick pieces, and lightly brush them with the sweetened melted butter.
  • On a cast iron skillet, grill the pound cake slices uncovered for about 1-2 minutes on each side or just until they're a warm brown color.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine and stir the 3/4 cup of confectioner's sugar with the mascarpone cheese. You can add more or less depending on how sweet you'd like it to be.
  • Spread the cheese on the grilled poundcake slices. Top with a small scoop of fruit preserves and berries. And serve immediately.
Cost: $15
KEYWORD: grilled pound cake

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9 Comments

  1. Wow, what gorgeous photos. I don’t like mascarpone or berries, but your photos alone almost make me want to give this a try :)5 stars