Grilled Peaches and Pound Cake

August 23, 2011

I was watching Cash Cab the other night and one of the very first questions in the episode was – what dessert is named due to its ingredient list with 16 oz of butter, 16 oz of sugar, 16 oz…etc?

Do you know?

I did, but only because I recently had a discussion with a friend just a few months ago about a traditional recipe.

This led me to yelling, “Pound cake. POUND Cake. POUND CAKE!” at the couple on TV who couldn’t seem to come up with the answer.

So ever since then I’ve had pound cake on my mind. Not the original recipe that makes a load of cake, but perhaps a modified version that we could handle in our house.

This weekend when we decided to grill some more peaches I decided it was my opportunity to slip in a little pound cake.

If you’ve never grilled peaches before, it is super simple. Just half and remove the pit. If you want to you can sprinkle them with sugar on the cut side, or you can do this with sugar or honey after they grill, or you can leave the sugar out all together. That’s what we did this time, just straight peaches.

Place them on a hot grill, cut side down for 3 to 5 minutes and you have warm, juicy peaches perfect for dessert.

I modified a standard recipe for the pound cake using Demerara sugar and white whole wheat flour. It baked up wonderfully. We served it with the peaches and drizzled the whole thing with some coconut milk.

Grilled Peaches and Pound Cake

½ to 1 peach per person, grilled using instructions above
½ cup butter, softened
1 ¼ cups raw cane sugar
1 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
½ cup milk
Coconut milk for drizzling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar, cream until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and almond extract and mix well. Beat for 3 to 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually alternate between mixing in the dry ingredients and the milk. Mix just until smooth.

Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack about 10 minutes, remove from pan and serve warm or allow to cool completely. Makes 10-12 slices.

Plate one slice of the cake with one or two peach halves and drizzle with coconut milk to serve.

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  • OysterCulture August 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Love grilled peaches and does it get any better than to pair them with pound cake, ooh la la as my niece would say.

  • TasteHongKong August 23, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Sure, no second opinion on this wonderful pound cake. I’d also love to try pairing grilled peach with coconut milk.

  • Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) August 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Everything about this sounds pretty much amazing.

  • Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) August 24, 2011 at 1:08 am

    the grilled peaches also nice to eat with BBQ, and I always like simple pound cake, YUM!

  • Shu Han August 24, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Oh that looks amazing! Just screams summer! I also posted on peaches a while ago, but with caramel and ginger instead, i love your version esp with the coconut milk. and I’ve never tried grilling peaches before they look like a must try!

  • Viv August 24, 2011 at 5:01 am

    the crumbs on the pound cake look so fine and delicate! must be a really moist and delicious pound cake! with the juicy sweet grilled peach it must be a great match! 🙂
    haha TV has such a big influence in kitchens aye? hehe i recently saw a simple sponge cake on TV and couldn’t stop thinking about it!

  • Mike@How To Make A Smoothie At Home August 24, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Looks like a great recipe. My family loves bbq. Can’t wait to try it.

  • emily (a nutritionist eats) August 24, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Ha, what a show! I can’t believe the couple couldn’t figure it out! I didn’t realize the meaning behind the name but I hope I could have figured that out?! 🙂

  • Suzanne August 25, 2011 at 6:39 am


    Thank you!

  • Neil Butterfield August 26, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Sounds absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing.

  • Jennifer August 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

    YUM! I love grilled peaches…sounds excellent with pound cake!

  • Allie Robbins August 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Just found your blog. Your food is absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 Star Foodie August 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Grilled peaches with the pound cake sound really delicious! And I was just looking for a good pound cake recipe, cool!

  • Lori August 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    So glad you liked what might be our last hoorah of summer desserts! 🙂 I feel myself leaning towards all things apple and pumpkin now!
    Allie – Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • kat August 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    That is summer in a dessert!