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Grilled Pound Cake

Grilled Pound Cake – Slices of pound cake, buttered and grilled then topped with grilled bananas, limoncello and a mascarpone cream. A wonderful dessert made almost entirely on the grill.

two slices of pound cake topped with sliced bananas and whipped cream on a plate.

Have you ever made a dessert on the grill? If you haven’t, you might want to consider adding this grilled pound cake to your grilling list.

This simple grilled dessert is quick, easy, and you don’t have to heat up your kitchen by turning on your oven to make a wonderful, indulgent dessert.

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This is the perfect dessert recipe for the grill and I think you’ll love it too!

Outdoor or Indoor Grilling

We’ve had our first taste of spring weather this past week and let me tell you, it was glorious! Blue skies, birds chirping, the perfect temperature – everyone was outside and loving it.

This time of the year, the weather could go either way here in Texas. It can be cool one day and warm the next but one thing that’s certain, summer is on the way.

When the folks at Hamilton Beach asked me if I would like to try their Indoor Searing Grill, I knew right away that I wanted to.

Although we are blessed with fair temperatures most of the year and can grill often, sometimes the intense Texas heat or a rain-filled day prevents us from doing so.

Grilled pound cake is one of my favorite grilled desserts to make, especially when we’re entertaining. It’s not only an easy recipe to serve a crowd but it’s delightful to enjoy when you’re cooking for one.

RELATED: 15 Easy Dessert Recipes For One

slices of pound cake on a cutting board next to a bowl of butter and a bowl of lemons.


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • pound cake (store-bought or use our homemade pound cake recipe)
  • butter
  • banana
  • limoncello (optional)
  • heavy cream
  • mascarpone cheese
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract

Do I Have To Use Limoncello?

No, you don’t have to use limoncello in this recipe. My husband makes his own limoncello and it’s fabulous so I do like to brush a little over the bananas. You could also use a store brand or leave limoncello out of the recipe completely.

Another option would be to skip grilling the banana and instead make a simple bananas foster and add it to the top of the grilled pound cake. This would be a delicious option!

How To Grill Slices Of Pound Cake And Bananas

  1. Two slices cut to about 1-inch thickness and buttered, then placed on the grill for 1-2 minutes each side.
  2. Next, cut a banana in half lengthwise, leaving the peel on. Lightly brush with butter and place the banana cut side down on the grill. Cover and grill for 3 minutes, then turn the banana over and brush with limoncello. Grill for 5 minutes longer.

To Assemble

  1. Place a slice of the grilled pound cake on a serving plate.
  2. Peel the banana and slice it – add the slices of banana to the cake.
  3. Top with a hefty spoonful of mascarpone cream.

With each bite of buttery pound cake, you also get a taste of the sweet limoncello glazed bananas and the creamy, vanilla infused whipped topping.

Can I Double or Triple This Dessert?

Yes, the ingredients in this recipe can be successfully doubled or tripled.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this grilled pound cake recipe, you might consider using them in any of these single serving recipes:

an overhead view of two slices of grilled pound cake topped with whipped cream and grilled bananas on a white lace plate.


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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hamilton Beach. All opinions expressed are my own


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Grilled Pound Cake With Bananas For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keywords: bananas, cake, grill, limoncello
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 640kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 slices pound cake (sliced about 1-inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon butter , softened


  • 1 medium banana , unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon limoncello (optional)


  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Heat grill to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Spread butter over both sides of cake slices. Grill, uncovered for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove cake from the grill and set aside.


  • Using a sharp knife, cut banana in half lengthwise, leaving the peel on.
  • Brush the cut banana with the remaining softened butter.
  • Place bananas cut side down on grill. Cover and grill for 2-3 minutes. Using tongs, turn the bananas over and brush with limoncello. Cover and grill for 5 minutes longer or until tender.
  • Remove from the grill and peel.


  • Place the cream, mascarpone, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl and beat with an electric mixer until cream is thickened and smooth. 


  • Place one slice of the grilled pound cake on a serving dish.
  • Top with banana slices and mascarpone cream.


Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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40 thoughts on “Grilled Pound Cake”

  1. A lot of people don’t realize it but you can grill pineapple- and if you add brown sugar to brulee it, its divine!

  2. I love grilling meat, seafood, vegetable and would love to try grilling fruit and other dessert related items. The Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill would be fabulous to use year round, would be more environmentally friendly and much easier to use than a conventional outdoor grill.

  3. Omg, I am a huge lover of pound cake and seeing it grilled looks even more amazing! Definitely trying this!!


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