Hey everyone! Amanda here from Old House to New Home sharing a delicious and easy summer dessert recipe. The days (and the nights!) are still so hot, but there is no way I am turning on the oven to bake. We don’t have central air in our house, so once this type of weather hits, we are strictly grillers in our house! That means I will grill anything…seriously, anything!
We grill fruit all the time. It gets saucy and delicious and really richens the taste of the fruit, especially if it is in less than perfectly ripe fruit. Strawberries work so perfectly on the grill and become the perfect cake or ice cream topper. Recently, I decided that grilled cake would be great too. We were over at my parents for dinner and I asked my Dad to throw some angel food cake slices on the grill just to toast them up. The sugar in the angel food cake quickly caramelizes and gives the cake an almost toasted marshmallow like taste! So good! Check out those grill marks!
I have used both a bar of angel food cake and the traditional ring of angel food cake, and both work equally as well on the grill. You could substitute pound cake, too if you felt so inclined! We went with the traditional angel food cake topping of strawberries, but you could add any in season fruit you like! I actually threw a peach on the grill with mine and it was great! The juices come out of the fruit and make such a great syrupy topping! Without any additional calories!
This is the perfect late summer time dessert and would be great for Labor Day entertaining! Your guests will be impressed with your grilling creativity and you’ll be happy that you didn’t actually have to bake anything! Throw a couple of blueberries on there and have patriotic colors! Or you could check out my round up of delicious patriotic desserts!