As a kid, my all-time favorite dessert was vanilla pound cake. Most kids want cupcakes or cakes or candy…not me. I wanted vanilla pound cake. In fact, I’m pretty sure I requested a pound cake for my birthday in July one year. And yes, I also requested birthday candles in it. As I’ve grown older, I definitely enjoy
other all desserts…but pound cake still holds a special place in my heart! So of course, March 4th is one of favorite days of the year because it gives me an excuse to make a pound cake. Happy National Pound Cake Day!!
This recipe yields an amazing pound cake packed full of flavor. It’s moist enough to be eaten by itself, but also dry enough to soak up melted ice cream or every last drop of whatever topping you choose to serve it with. I decided to partner this pound cake with another one of my favorites–grilled pineapple. If you’ve never tried grilling pineapple, then you need to try it. Today. It’s amazing! The natural sugars in the pineapple caramelize and produce an incredible flavor. Since it’s still not quite grill season in upstate New York, I simply seared this pineapple indoors on a grill pan. A fry pan would also work if you don’t happen to have a grill pan.
For a little twist, I took several of the grilled pineapple rings, added about 1 tablespoon of honey, and then used an immersion blender to create a sauce. Then I simply spooned some sauce on each plate before adding slices of pound cake and grilled pineapple.
Tip: If your pineapple isn’t very sweet, then just sprinkle a small amount of brown sugar on the top of each ring as you sear it. The extra sugar will caramelize and give your pineapple an extra punch.