grilled cake and pineapple, with toasted coconut

Grilled cake?

Yes, I couldn’t resist grilling cake, really and it was delicious.

I loved the toasted taste and the crispy edges, and so I piled on grilled pineapple and this easy and wonderful sauce, oh and then it was topped off with toasted coconut and a cherry.

Really, you can’t go wrong with a cherry on top, can you?

Sam’s Club asked me “Will it Grill?”

I walked the Aisles of the store wondering what I could come up with to grill that maybe you don’t see everyday. I had a few ideas along the way, but once I saw the Angel Food Cake I knew… I’m going to grill cake and fruit and put that delicious cheesecake dip I’ve made for years on it and I dress it up like a sundae….hence the cherry on top.

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grilled cake and pineapple, with toasted coconut
  • 4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 oz marshmallow fluff
  • 1 Angel Food Cake
  • 1 package pineapple spears
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • Maraschino Cherries
  1. Mix room temperature cream cheese with marshmallow fluff until smooth and creamy. Place this into piping bag.
  2. Toast coconut in pan on medium-low heat until golden.
  3. Slice Angel Food Cake into 1½ inch-2 inch slices.
  4. Preheat grill to 350 degrees.
  5. Place pineapple on grill for 10 minutes turning so all sides get heated evenly.
  6. Place Angel Food Pieces on Grill the last 4 minutes while you are grilling the pineapple, turning each minute to toast each side. They will then all be done about the same time.
  7. Place the cake on the serving plate with a drizzle of the sauce then add the pineapple and another drizzle of sauce, top with toasted coconut and a cherry.


The “sauce” reminds me of a cheesecake-ish filling. It’s great on other fruit as well. You can add vanilla extract to it, or another extract that you prefer. This would be great with lemon extract and I did see a lemon bundt cake while I was shopping and you could take this dessert in another direction and go with a whole lemon theme, just an idea!

Grilled Cake and Pineapple with toasted Coocnut

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  1. 1
    Blog is the New Black says:

    What an awesome idea!

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    Oh my gosh, I”d love this for breakfast. Beautiful and so creative!!!

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    This is absolutely amazing!!! I want this in my belly now!!!

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    These look so good! My kids would be all over these!

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    Jean Mowery says:

    Grilled tomatoes, then top with thick slices of buffalo mozzarella and a balsamic reduction! Yummy!!

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  9. 10

    How about some grilled garlic bread rounds grilled tomatoes and zucchini with slices of pepperjack on top!

  10. 11

    I just tried grilled pizza – fabulous!

  11. 12

    I think you should grill some shrimp! Yum! It brings out the sweetness.

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    I subscribed by email. :)

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    Oh yum, loving all these spring and summer desserts. You need to try grilled pizza

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    What a fun idea, I’d never think to grill cake.

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    I loved grilled salmon and grilled squash! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I’m not entering the contest but you are one awesome lady for grilling and angel food cake. I’m surprised and delighted and it looks wonderful.

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    Theresa J says:

    Grilled meat always works for me

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    MommaMary says:

    I love grilled vegetables. Also grilled portobello, so yummy!

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    Patricia Pinkston says:

    My friend makes a vegetable dish on the grill that has chopped potatoes, fresh mushrooms, onions and peppers. It is so good!

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    Grilled pizza!

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    Grill some peaches for a grilled peach and pineapple dessert salad!

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    How about some grilled pizza?

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    Athena R says:

    You should try to grill corn on the cob. I love grilled corn…well, grilled vegetables period.

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    What a great giveaway! My absolute favorite grilled food is pineapple.. but I’ve always wanted to grill a pizza.. especially with fresh, cracked eggs on top!

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    Holy Moly, that looks absolutely amazing!

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    Pizza! Bet you’ve done that already.


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    I subscribe via Twitter and e-mail! :)

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    Veggies! I love seeing new ways to make them.

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    I’ve always wanted to grill peaches and serve them with an angel food cake, so I vote for you to grill peaches (or other fruit) next. I followed you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway:!/Love_N_Flour/status/193497120039378944

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    sandyb720 says:

    I would love grilled veges with a sprig of rosemary and thyme – hmmmm and then maybe grilled fruit – I can’t wait to have them.

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    Linda S. says:

    You might try grilling firm polenta and fruit (say, nectarines) or panettone and fruit.

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    Linda S. says:

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  48. 51

    grilled avocados are the best!

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    Heather Spooner says:

    I have not been able to find a dough recipe for grilled pizza that I like. Maybe you can share a recipe you find for it. Thanks for the recipes and great giveaway!
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      Hi Heather, this is the recipe I’ve used for both pretzels and pizza and I found it to be good. I have found a local place that makes great pizza dough with semolina flour and it’s light and crispy, so I typically purchase it now. I have heard that using bread flour makes the pizza dough have more stretch, which may be worth a try. Also I recently purchased a pizza dough enhancer from King Arthur but haven’t used it yet, but I’m anxious to see how it will work. Hope that is helpful :)

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    Oh my goodness…how fun is that! Looks delicious, and great giveaway :)

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  52. 56

    Definitely grill some watermelon next. It sounds weird, but it works! You can even salt it if you’re feeling especially adventurous.

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    Grilled peaches are fantastic!

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    Julie A. says:

    The grilled pizza sounds very interesting.

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    Mandatory Entry: I LOVE to grill pizza. Maybe something like that :)

  59. 63

    I think grilling a cake is pretty awesome- maybe next time grill something more traditional like a pork shoulder (pulled pork)

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    Marlyn Adames says:

    Maybe grill pasta?

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    Recipe looks great. I subscribed via email. Thanks

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    What an incredible idea for a dessert! This looks so cool and I bet it is scrumptious!

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    As for what you should grill next, I think you should grill peaches and make grilled peach ice cream!

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    Grilled peaches are nothing new, but I’ve been toying around with the idea of a grilled peach cobbler, so I think you should try that! Thanks for the chance to win! Andrea

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    I think you should grill some pizza

  72. 76

    Gosh, that looks so good! I think you’ve gotten some great suggestions on what to grill next. If you haven’t done the pizza on the grill, you should definitely do that. I think another interesting idea would be to a grilled sandwich of some kind…right on the grill. Something panini-like, I suppose.

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      yes I will try the grilled sandwich, was even thinking “Grilled Cheese” . I grill pizza all the time, funny I’ve never blogged it before. I love grilled pizza! Thanks so much Brandie :)

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    Temre Marciano says:

    Salmon, I love grilled salmon and am always looking for new and tasty recipes!

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    You could grill a crisp!!

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    Oh gosh — I love anything grilled! Pizza in the summer is fun to do!

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    What a fun recipe! And looks really yummy too!

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