Grilled Pound Cake with Beer Butter Sauce

Grilled Pound Cake with Beer Butter Sauce

Serves 4


  • 12 oz. bottle of cream ale (I used the Replicator’s Wisdom Cream Ale clone)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground chipotle
  • chile pepper
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tsp. corn starch
  • 6 tsp. cold water

On the grill:

  • 2 granny smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced into 16 wedges
  • 2 bananas
  • 8 slices pound cake 3/4 inch thick

For Beer Sauce:

Heat beer, chipolte, and cinnamon in saucepan until hot. Add sugar
and stir until dissolved. Stir in butter until melted. Mix corn starch
with water, add to sauce, and bring to a simmer until slightly
thickened. (Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Reheat before

For the Grill:

Heat frill to medium high heat. Place apples and bananas on grill
until roasted but still firm. Remove from grill and slice bananas. Add
to sauce. Grill pound cake slices until toasted.

Place two slices toasted pound cake and scoop of ice cream on each
of four plates. Spoon apples, bananas and hot beer butter sauce over
all. Serve immediately.

Issue: May-June 2004

Matthew Lange
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin