Everyone needs a few quick and easy dessert ideas which they can whip up in minutes. Preferably, not just any ‘ole quick recipe, but one that mimics having spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen.
Guess what? This is it! Eight, Fancy, Pound cake, Fix up ideas.
Especially during the holiday season when we aren’t quite sure which way is forward, I like to eliminate any “stressers” in my day to day life, and hopefully, by providing you with this post, one of those dessert stressers can be crossed off your list.
If you keep a store bought, frozen pound cake (shh, it’s our secret) in your freezer at all times, you will be able to have a festive and beautiful recipe to serve in minutes. Keep a few in there and you can have a dessert sampler ready for any party on a moments notice. Obviously, these will work even better with a homemade pound cake recipe, but then it defeats the “ready in minutes” portion of the idea, and as we all know, I am all about embracing the Good
I hope you enjoy this post as much as my children enjoyed sampling each and every one.
Idea 1: (Pictured above)
Beat together equal parts of soft style cream cheese and strawberry yogurt or other yogurt. Cut your frozen loaf of pound cake into cubes and serve with tooth picks. Dip cakes into cream cheese mixture.
Idea 2: Turtle Pound Cake
Cut the pound cake into cubes and place cubes into dessert dishes. (I love having glass dishes on hand because they dress up any dessert. These are easily found at yard sales or thrift stores for anywhere from $0.25 – $0.75 or visit your local Dollar Store.)
Drizzle the pound cakes with chocolate ice-cream topping or hot fudge and caramel topping. Top with pecans and a dab of whip cream, if you prefer.
Idea 3: Stuffed Strawberry Pound Cake
Slice the thawed pound cake horizontally in half. Spread soft style cream cheese (or whipped) on bottom layer and then top with strawberry preserves (or your favorite preference.) Replace top cake layer and then top with additional cream cheese and melted preserves. Since I love my cream cheese a bit more sweet, I mixed in a bit of sugar to sweeten it or you could just use strawberry cream cheese as well.
Idea 4: Fresh Strawberries layered with yogurt
The variation from the last idea is in the cut and the ingredients. Cut the thawed pound cake horizontally into three layers. Fold one cup of thinly sliced strawberries into 1/2 cup of strawberry yogurt and then spread between the layers. Serve with whip cream and berries. Fresh is the best, but since it’s the middle of winter, I did substitute frozen and it was delicious as well.
Idea 5: Ricotta and sheer yum!
While this variation may not sound nearly as delicious, it’s one of my favorites. This mixture is rich and unique.
Combine one cup ricotta cheese, two tablespoons sugar, and one teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 1/4 cup white creme de cacao and 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces. Top slices of the pound cake with cheese mixture and maraschino cherry. (Since I didn’t have the creme de cacoa, I substituted powdered hot chocolate and it was still so yummy.) Imagine my cherry sitting cute on top.
Idea 6: Any kind of Trifle
If I have a large group coming over, I make a trifle using pound cake as the base nearly every time. They all stem from my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle, but now I add variation. Fruit trifles, Strawberries, snickers and drizzled chocolate, strawberry, chocolate and bananas – you get the idea. You can not go wrong with Trifles for any kind of entertaining.
Idea 7: Drizzle liqueur or flavored syrup
Using a long fork, poke holes into the top of the thawed pound cake. Drizzle with your favorite liqueur or flavored coffee syrup. Serve immediately or cover and chill for 3- 24 hours. Before serving, cut the cake into slices and serve with lots of yummy whipped cream.
Idea 8: Lemon
Slice cake horizontally into three layers like Idea Four. Spread lemon curd between layers and serve with whipped cream. Top with cute curled lemon peel, if desired.
I know there are probably so many more wonderful ideas for dressing up our pound cake, but my kids have efficiently eaten all of our cake right up, so my brainstorming comes to an end.
Honestly, my very favorite way is just plain and then dunking it into my coffee. I didn’t think that would photograph too well.
What are your favorite ways to eat Pound Cake?