Sunday, May 22, 2011

Grilled Pound Cake with Mascarpone

I made this about 10 minutes ago, and I couldn’t resist from blogging it right away. I seriously took one bite and started thinking about when I could post it for all of you. What a perfect, easy-peasy dessert. I already had THE BEST pound cake sitting in my freezer, so I just whipped it out and sliced it while it was still frozen, no need to thaw. Talk about a recipe you could make for drop in guests in a snap...this is it! They will ooo and ahhh and think that you spent hours, when really, you spent minutes!

Grilled Pound Cake with Mascarpone
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¾ cup mascarpone cheese
2 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup shaved almonds
16 ½” slices pound cake (Click here for THE BEST recipe)
8 Tbs. butter, at room temperature
8 Tbs. brown sugar, for sprinkling

Mix the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla in a bowl with a spoon until smooth. Fold in almonds, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat a large skillet or grill over medium heat. Spread ¼ Tbs. butter on both sides of each slice of cake. Toast in skillet or on grill until golden, about 1 minute per side. Remove from heat. Spread mascarpone filling on 4 pound cake slices, close with the remaining 4 slices to create a sandwich. Top with a dollop of mascarpone, extra almonds, and 1 Tbs. of sprinkled brown sugar.

Serves 8.
Recipe adapted from Food Network Mag

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