Grilled Brown Butter Pound Cake with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries

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Can I just say today’s recipe is pretty amazing.

Several months ago we had dinner at a local Portland restaurant.  I don’t usually order dessert when we go out but this time I couldn’t resist.  One of the items on the menu was for grilled pound cake.  I was just too intrigued by the idea of grilling pound cake?

Well, I am glad I tried it because it was pretty amazing.  Heating the cake on the grill gave it a nice little crisp coating that was so yummy.

So of course I had to try it myself at home.  When Darigold asked me if I would share one of their recipes with you I was excited because I have used other recipes of theirs and they are consistently delicious!  On their website I found a recipe for Browned Butter Pound Cake.  I am a huge browned butter fan and then I remembered the grilled pound cake and I knew that was the recipe I wanted to share with you.

Grilled Pound Cake

I was not disappointed and you will not be disappointed.

The pound cake by itself is delicious.  The browned butter gives a wonderful flavor and depth to the cake.  The cake itself is moist and delicious, not too dense like some pound cakes can be.  Of course I used Darigold butter in the cake which is one of the best butters out there and my butter of choice!

Browning butter is easy to do.  Just heat up the butter until it starts to get foamy and turn golden brown.  Be sure and watch it close because it can go from golden brown to burned in a matter of seconds!

Grilled Pound Cake

After removing the cake from the ban and allowing it cool you are ready to grill it.  To grill the cake I sliced pieces and then put a thin layer of butter on each side.

Grilled Pound Cake

Then just pop it on the grill for a few minutes on each side until the butter melts into the cake and you get those nice golden brown grill marks. Then give the cake a nice thin layer of lemon curd.  The curd will absorb right into the cake thanks to the heat.  Yum!!

Grilled Pound Cake

Next top it off with whipped cream.  I love using Darigold’s Classic 36% Heavy Whipping Cream.  It is delicious and holds up really well.

Grilled Pound Cake

Then a sprinkling of fresh berries.  I used raspberries and blueberries but any combination would be great.  I then gave it a drizzle of lemon curd.

Grilled Pound Cake

The combination of flavors and texture is pretty much perfection!

Grilled Pound Cake

But don’t take my word for it – try it yourself!

For more yummy 4th of July recipes from Darigold be sure and visit their blog and their Facebook page.

For other recipes using browned butter try these:

Brown Butter Pasta

Brown Butter and Balsamic Ravioli

Almond Toffee Cookies with Browned Butter Icing


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Grilled Brown Butter Pound Cake with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries

16 pieces


  • 1 C (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 C sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C whipping cream
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract*
  • 1 C whipping cream, whipped for topping
  • assorted berries
  • lemon curd
  • butter, to spread on cake prior to grilling


  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it foams and turns brown (5 to 10 minutes). Set aside and cool until butter begins to solidify.
  • Add butter and sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  • With mixer set at low speed, alternately add flour mixture and cream to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour batter into a tube or Bundt pan coated with non-stick vegetable spray and dusted with flour.
  • Place in a cold oven and set the temperature to 325°F; bake for 75 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes; remove cake from pan to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Cut slices of cake and spread both sides with butter.
  • Grill until golden grill marks appear
  • Cover with a thin layer of lemon curd
  • Top with whipped cream, berries and a drizzle of lemon curd


  1. 1

    That looks amazing Leigh Anne! I love toasted pound cake, so it will be fun to try it grilled :)
    Lisa @ Cooking with Curls recently posted..Orange Boozy Brownies & better than sex bars

  2. 2

    Yum! I love toasted pound cake so I bet it is fantastic grilled! The berries look wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned and sharing on Facebook!
    Julie @ This Gal Cooks recently posted..24 Free Printables – July Edition!

  3. 3

    Leigh Anne this looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks so much for linking up at our “Best Of The Weekend” party! Pinning and also sharing on FB and Twitter! Hope to see you again at our next party! Have a wonderful week,
    – Claire
    Claire @ A Little Claireification recently posted..24 FREE Printables | Happy July!!!

  4. 4

    What a great sounding and looking dessert. I’ve never had pound cake grilled (or toasted for that matter) before, but a good pound cake recipe is always worth a try. I bet it would taste wonderful with fresh blueberries from my bushes out back. Thanks!
    Kent @ Food Classics recently posted..4 Growing Trends for BBQ Lovers

  5. 5

    Leigh Anne, this looks so wonderful! It’s lovely to meet you and thank you for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend! Happy Monday and have a fantastic July 4th!
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted..July 4th Pizzelles

  6. 6

    Wow! This looks amazing! I never would have thought to grill the pound cake, but I love it. Definitely trying this one Leigh Anne. Pinning now!
    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats recently posted..Blueberry Lemon Scones

  7. 7

    This looks so delicious! I just discovered the amazing flavor of browned butter and just paired it with some fresh peaches. Will be trying this pound cake creation as well ;)
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted..Funfetti Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes

  8. 8

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I LOVE brown butter anything!
    Amanda @ thetastetester recently posted..It’s National Ice Cream Month!

  9. 9
    Anna Boyd says:

    Do you have a recipe for lemon curd? I searched your website and didn’t find one.

  10. 10

    This looks so yummy! Who can say no to grilled pound cake?! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this :)
    Ashley Christensen recently posted..Dandelion Wishes Wednesday #8

  11. 11

    This looks SO delicious! Can’t wait to give it a try. I featured this on my blog today, if you’d like to stop by!
    Meredith @ unOriginalMom recently posted..Original Fridays #15

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    emily says:

    hi! This looks delicious! I love the fruit.. thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations… you are being featured in the round up this weekend… I would love for you to come over and share your feature on Facebook, Pinterest or G+….I’m a new follower :o) You can see the post here:
    OH and grab a featured button to show off!!

  13. 13
    Anyonita says:

    Grilled cake!? What an interesting idea, although I’m not sure what to make of it! Ha. Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!
    Anyonita recently posted..Kale Berry Smoothie or How to Lose Your Breakfast to a Toddler

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    Anyonita says:

    This post has been featured in this week’s roundup! You can see it and grab a featured button here:

    Congrats on the feature!
    Anyonita recently posted..Tasty Tuesdays #18 + 10 Stunning Food Photos


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