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Grilled Pound Cake (With A Mineral Water Twist)

Posted by , July 15th, 2011

The Fourth of July, BBQs, long hot days …  we are smack in the heat of summer! Many of us will be spending a lot of time outside grilling, running around playing kick the can or wiffle ball, and eating red white and blue popsicles that will inevitably melt before you finish it and get all over your chin. Ah … that’s livin’!

7-up pound cake is a great old-fashioned recipe that is as American as apple pie, Norman Rockwell, and Aaron Copland. Guaranteed most people have eaten this cake lovingly made by their grandmother.

I have always wanted to make it, but after reading what the ingredients are, I always hesitated, since it looked like a toothache in the making.

When ShopRite recently sent an array of their imported mineral waters, one of which was lemon, it was as if a light bulb went off over my head! Huzzah! I can finally make this and not have to go to the dentist immediately after for a root canal!

This is a lighter version of an old favorite. I highly recommend you try it.

And, in the great spirit of the just passed Fourth of July, I think Uncle Sam would greatly appreciate it if YOU! would grill the slices of pound cake when they are finished baking. It is as if you are eating something sculpted by the Greek Gods, but it’s American of course, because you’re grilling it, and what’s more American than grilling? NOTHING!

Grilled Pound Cake
Yields: 12 to 15 servings

3 cups cake flour, sifted
1 & 1/2 cups of butter, softened
3 cups of sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of ShopRite Imported Lemon Mineral Water

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and heavily grease a bundt pan cake, set it aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter. Add the sugar, mixing until fluffy.
3.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
4. Add the lemon and vanilla extract, as well as the mineral water, beating until well-combined, approximately a minute or so.
5. Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
6. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes before removing from the pan.
7. Slice the cake into 1 and 1/2 inch slices and lightly butter the sides.
8. Place on top of your grill (on medium-low heat if a gas grill or using indirect heat from a charcoal grill) for about 2 minutes per side.
9. Serve with ice cream or fresh fruit! And enjoy!!!!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a POTLUCKTM blogger, I received the ShopRite Imported Lemon Mineral Water from ShopRite for free.

10 Responses

  1. sweetlife July 15, 2011

    great idea!! a lighter version is always welcomed and grilling oh heavenly summer treat!

  2. sweetlife July 15, 2011

    great idea for a summer treat, love that you grilled the slices. thanks for sharing

  3. Vicki Bensinger July 15, 2011

    I’ve never heard of making pound cake with 7-up or mineral water. I would it gives it a lighter fluffier feel. Very interesting. I like that you tried it with the flavored water. It sounds lie a great recipe especially finishing it off by grilling.

  4. Barefeet In The Kitchen July 15, 2011

    I never in a million years would have thought to grill a piece of cake. Now? I just have to try it!

  5. Chef Dennis July 16, 2011

    Emily, what a tasty pound cake, and grilling it is such a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for another great recipe!

  6. Bibi July 16, 2011

    Grilled pound cake….talk about taking bbqing to the next level….love it.

    I bet the mineral water makes it nice and light.

  7. Trix July 17, 2011

    Well, my grandmothers was into the sauce if you catch my drift, so no homemade cakes for me. But I like your version here better anyway – it’s almost … healthy???

  8. Magic of Spice July 17, 2011

    What a fun way to summer up a pound cake…delicious 🙂

  9. purabi naha July 19, 2011

    That looks really interesting! I loved the way how you prepared it. The instructions are stepwise and easy. The pound cake is truly tempting!!

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