Pineapple Upside Down Cake On-A-Stick
Browse a state fair this time of year and you will be convinced that just about anything can be served “On-A-Stick!” We recently held a weekly recipe contest to see what our readers could come up with, and the entries were fun, creative, and delicious.
If you love Pineapple Upside Down Cake, just wait until you try it on-a-stick!
Keep reading to get the winning recipe!
This recipe is the perfect ending to any summer meal. It is ideal for outdoor entertaining, because this cake on-a-stick is prepared on the grill! In fact, I would say this version is even easier than the original dish.
Cubes of prepared pound cake and pineapple are skewered with maraschino cherries, then topped with butter and brown sugar. The skewers are grilled and then topped with a butterscotch caramel and served with a rum and pecan whipped cream. Yep, it’s heaven on-a-stick!
Round of applause for our latest winner, Crystal Schlueter, the creative home cook who submitted this fantastic recipe!
Crystal says, “I love the taste of pineapple upside down cake, but I rarely turn on my oven during the summer. This is a fast and easy dessert that is just as delicious as the original. Plus, it would make a great ending to any BBQ. Because this recipe requires little fuss, you have more time to spend with friends, family, or sitting in the sun!”
Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake On-A-Stick (click here to print recipe)
2 cups Pound Cake Cubes, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
2 cups Fresh Pineapple, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
12 Maraschino Cherries, drained
3 Tbsp Butter, melted
2 Packed Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
4 Tbsp bottled Butterscotch Syrup
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Rum Flavoring
2 Tbsp Chopped Toasted Pecans
Thread pound cake, pineapple and cherries onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Brush cake and fruit with butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar, pressing lightly to help it stick. Grill on a lightly greased grill over medium heat for 2 minutes per side, or until cake has light brown grill marks. Remove skewers from heat, place on a platter and drizzle with syrup. Beat cream in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Beat in powdered sugar and rum flavoring until stiff peaks form. Serve each skewer with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pecans.
Also, don’t forget to take a peek at the Reader’s Choice Winner from our On-A-Stick recipe contest – “Bacon-Wrapped Italian Chicken On-A-Stick-Pick!”
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