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Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake

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Satisfy your sweet tooth and put dessert on the table in a matter of moments with this Speedy Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake.

Three slices of grilled pineapple pound cake on a white plate with a green napkin and mint sprigs.
When dessert is this pretty, there’s no reason to tell them it only took 10 minutes to prepare!

While I do like to bake from scratch a lot, there are times when using pre-made store-bought items fits the bill as far as time is concerned.

So is the case with this Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake. It’s an utterly delicious, easy, and impressive dessert you’ll be proud to serve!

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**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake is available at the end of this post. 

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The ingredient list:

  • Frozen Pound Cake, thawed
  • Pineapple Rings, drained and dried
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Whipped Cream (homemade or store bought)
  • Mint Sprigs (optional)

Why this recipe works?

As long as you have a few staple ingredients on hand (in the freezer, and in the pantry), you’ll be able to serve this speedy Grilled Caramelized Pineapple Pound Cake in 10 minutes or less. Even if (or when) you’re caught off-guard with unexpected guests.

Can this recipe be made in advance?

Since it only takes 10 minutes to make from start to finish, there is really no need to even consider making it in advance.

However, if every minute counts, by all means, grill the pound cake slices and pineapple earlier and assemble the cake slices right before you’re ready to serve.

Can this be made on an outdoor grill as well as an indoor grill pan?

Yep! It’s very versatile that way.

Rain or shine, you can have this delicious grilled pineapple pound cake on your table in no time!

Vertical photo of grilled pound cake with pineapple slices on top along with whipped cream and mint.

Can fresh pineapple be used in this recipe?

YES! Always.

That said, what makes this recipe a good one for last-minute on-the-fly occasions is that it can also be made with canned pineapple slices that you probably already have on hand in your pantry.

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Three slices of grilled pound cake topped with grilled pineapple and whipped cream on a white plate with a green napkin and mint.
Buttery grilled slices of pound cake are topped with sweet brown sugar pineapple and a dollop of whipped cream. What could be better?

The easy instructions for making grilled pineapple pound cake;

  • Thaw, slice, and spread butter on both sides of store-bought pound cake (one slice per person).
  • Heat an indoor grill pan (or outdoor grill) and grill the prepared pound cake slices on both sides until grill marks appear.
  • Remove the pound cake to a platter while grilling the pineapple slices.
How to make grilled pineapple pound cake -
  • Drain canned pineapple rings (one ring per serving), and dry them on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle each pineapple slice with approximately 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.
  • Grill each slice of pineapple on the heated grill pan until grill marks appear.
  • Place one grilled pineapple slice atop of each serving of grilled pound cake.
  • To serve; place a large dollop of whipped cream on each pound cake and pineapple stack, along with a sprig of mint if desired.
  • Enjoy! 
How to make grilled pineapple pound cake -
Overhead photo of grilled pineapple pound cake slices on a white plate with fresh mint, whipped cream and a green napkin.
Simple and elegant. It will be our little secret that this grilled pineapple pound cake only took 10 minutes to make.

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s easy and quick grilled fruit dessert. 

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

Grilled Pound Cake with Pineapple

Speedy Caramelized Pineapple Pound Cake

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
As long as you have a few staple ingredients on hand (in the freezer, and in the pantry), you’ll be able to serve this speedy and impressive Grilled Caramelized Pineapple Pound Cake, even if you’re caught off-guard with unexpected guests.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Easy Dessert, grilled dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 176 kcal


  • grill pan or outdoor grill


Per Serving;

  • 1 1" pound cake slice thawed, if frozen
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 Pineapple Slice drained and dried
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Whipped Cream
  • 1 mint sprig optional


  • Spread the pound cake slice with softened butter on both sides.
  • Heat a grill pan and cook the pound cake on both sides, until grill marks appear.
  • Remove the pound cake slice to a plate.
  • Sprinkle a dried pineapple slice with brown sugar.
  • Grill the pineapple slice on both sides until grill marks appear.
  • Place the grilled pineapple slice on top of the grilled pound cake slice.
  • Top the cake and pineapple with a large dollop of whipped cream, and garnish with fresh mint sprigs if desired.


If serving more than one, follow the recipe and increase the quantities and measurements for as many people as you are serving.
Tools and Equipment:
Serrated knife (to slice the pound cake), Butter knife, Cutting board, Paper towels (to dry the pineapple slices), Grill Pan or outdoor grill, Tongs (to flip the pound cake and pineapple), measuring spoons


Serving: 1Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 410IUVitamin C: 5.4mg
Keyword grilled dessert, grilled fruit, grilled pineapple pound cake, grilled pound cake
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 13th of June 2019

This easy dessert just shot to the top of my summer desserts fav list! I love grilled pineapple and this is just too perfect!


Thursday 20th of June 2019

Happy to hear it, Wilhelmina! Enjoy!

Rebecca Hubbell

Thursday 13th of June 2019

I absolutely adore grilled pineapple but had never paired it with pound cake - an instant favorite!


Thursday 20th of June 2019

They're made for each other. Enjoy, Rebecca!

Debra A Attinella

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

Seriously - this is a recipe I need for a quick dessert - we love pineapple too!

Joanie @ ZagLeft

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

I bet this cake is absolutely delicious. I love that it's so easy to make too. Perfect for the last days of summer.


Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

I love pineapple and I'm always looking for ways to use it in desserts! Thanks for sharing the recipe!