CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Pound Cake-PlusThis cool dessert is the perfect way to beat the heat.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This cool dessert is the perfect way to beat the heat.
1 frozen loaf pound cake, such as Sara Lee, defrosted
1 stick butter
¾ cup light or dark brown sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup shredded or flaked sweet coconut (optional)
Fresh sliced mango, berries or peaches (optional)
Heat broiler, line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Slice pound cake horizontally into pieces about ½-inch thick. Place cut side up on cookie sheet. Melt butter, add brown sugar, nuts, coconut, stirring until thick. Spread over cake slices. Broil, watching carefully, until cake is toasted, topping is slightly caramelized, about 1 ½ minutes. Serve warm with fresh fruit on top.
Yield: Serves 8.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 363 calories, 60 percent of calories from fat, 25 grams fat (13 grams saturated), 113 milligrams cholesterol, 3.6 grams protein, 34 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 264 milligrams sodium.
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