Vanilla Butter Grilled Pound Cake “Tiramisu” with Strawberries







  • 8 ounces strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 1-inch thick slices pound cake
  • 4 Tablespoons Challenge Vanilla Fudge Snack Spread
  • ½ cup strong, brewed coffee
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • whipped cream, for garnish


  • 1

    Toss together strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and let macerate for at least 10 minutes.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, spread both sides of pound cake slices with Vanilla Fudge Snack Spread, about 1/2 tablespoon per side.

  • 3

    Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pound cake slices and cook, working in batches if needed, until golden brown, 3-5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and generously brush the top faces of each slice with coffee. Set aside.

  • 4

    In a small bowl using an electric hand mixer, beat together mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.

  • 5

    To assemble, spread 1 slice of pound cake with a generous layer of sweetened mascarpone. Top with macerated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. Serve.

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