Afternoon Delight (Grilled Pound Cake with Roasted Fruit)

My favorite TV shows are always the ones that are quirky and a bit misunderstood – a little like myself. So it’s no wonder that one of my favorites is Arrested Development. It’s been years since this show was mistreated by FOX and taken off the air, but I still frequently quote it. I know I’ve found some good friends if they can quote along with me.

We still watch the show a lot thanks to DVDs and Netflix, so I was thrilled when it was confirmed that the long-rumored fourth season was actually happening, and it would be all released at once. Good thing May 26 is a Sunday, because I know I wouldn’t be able to get any regular work done with new episodes hanging over my head.

And what’s a show marathon without some excellent snacks?

Grilled pound cake is something you really need to add to your summer dining lineup. Adding more butter to butter cake? Heck, yes! You can also grill the fruit by using foil packets instead of a baking dish in the oven. But be aware – when I roasted the bananas and cherries, the bananas turned an unattractive color. Let’s face it – bananas just aren’t pretty, especially compared to cherries. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t tasty.

In honor of awkward family relationships everywhere, enjoy this dessert with a loved one.

Afternoon Delight (Grilled Pound Cake with Roasted Fruit)
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 10 cherries
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar (or regular granulated sugar)
  • Two thickly cut slices of pound cake
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Ice cream of choice
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel banana and slice on a diagonal, then arrange slices in a shallow baking dish. Pit and halve cherries and add to bananas. Drizzle fruit with honey, and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the whipping cream and sugar until peaks form. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Heat a grill or stovetop grill pan to medium. Butter both sides of pound cake slice. When fruit is done roasting, grill cake for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  4. Plate pound cake and spoon roasted fruit over the top. Add 1-2 scoops of ice cream per person and a dollop of whipped cream. Top with a fresh cherry.

 

Check out the other recipes created for our party!

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts – Blue Vodka Lemonade

Texanerin Baking – 100% Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

In Katrina’s Kitchen – Banana Stand Smoothies

Gimme Some Oven – Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

The Realistic Nutritionist – Bluth Frozen Bananas

Nutmeg Nanny – Banana Donuts & Homemade Soda

Emily Bites – Cornballs

Comments

  1. says

    Wait, so what’s an afternoon delight? (I haven’t rewatched that far but it sound George Michael-ish)

    This looks great! Love the inclusion of the bananas. :)

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    Megan Reply:

    @Erin, it’s an episode where both Michael/Maeby and George Michael/Lindsay perform karaoke to the song “Afternoon Delight” without knowing what it’s about. Suffice to say: not the kind of song to sing with your niece/nephew ;)

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  2. says

    I’m definitely intrigued by the grilled poundcake idea. I’ve always bought poundcake from Costco because you get 3 loaves, but I’ve never thought about making it.

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