grilled cake and pineapple, with toasted coconut

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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4.75 from 4 votes

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


  • Mix room temperature cream cheese with marshmallow fluff until smooth and creamy. Place this into piping bag.
  • Toast coconut in pan on medium-low heat until golden.
  • Slice Angel Food Cake into 1 1/2 inch-2 inch slices.
  • Preheat grill to 350 degrees.
  • Place pineapple on grill for 10 minutes turning so all sides get heated evenly.
  • 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.
  • 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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I was compensated to purchase items for this post. All opinions are my own, those are priceless.



  1. 5 stars
    Grilled tomatoes, then top with thick slices of buffalo mozzarella and a balsamic reduction! Yummy!!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  6. 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.

    Great blog – I have never visited before but I will be a regular now.

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  7. 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!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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