Dessert “BLT”

This is a fun idea for an unusual dessert! It’s a BLT sandwich but it’s a dessert. Fresh homemade pound cake with Nutella, strawberries and mint leaves. Fun and delicious!

I have a confession to make…I’ve never made pound cake before. To be even more honest, I’ve only had pound cake once or twice in my life. That having said, I don’t know what came over me, but I just had to make it this week.
I also had this crazy idea on my little “idea list” from months ago, to make a fake BLT. So, I decided to use pound cake for bread and the gorgeous strawberries in my fridge for “tomato”. Now, the “lettuce” was a little tricky but I came up with mint. The best part…I got to put Nutella to good use (I’ve been staring at it for a few days). The flavor combination was wonderful.
I made my own pound cake, which recipe I will share below. Feel free to use store bought pound cake for a very fast and easy dessert.

Ingredients:
Pound Cake:
(adapted from Joy Of Baking)
3 eggs, room temperature
3 tbs of whole milk, also room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup of sugar
13 tbs of butter

“BLT”:
Pound Cake
Strawberries
Fresh Mint leaves
Nutella

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan (9x5x3) and place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom. Lightly grease the paper too.
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Set aside.

2. In a bowl of an electric mixer (or in a separate bowl using hand mixer)…sift the flour.

3. Add the sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix the dry ingredients on low for about 30 seconds (until well combined).

4. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture. Mix on low until just combined. Scrape the sides and bottom. Change the speed to medium and beat for about a minute. The batter will start get light and airy.

5. Add the other half of the egg mixture in two batches, beating for about 30 seconds after each addition. The cake batter will be light and fluffy at that point.

6. Add the batter to the loaf pan. Even out the top. Bake for about 55-60 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake before serving.

7. To assemble the “BLT” make sure the pond cake is at room temperature, no warmer. Spread some Nutella, top it off with sliced strawberries and mint.

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. says

    You had me at pound cake and strawberries, and nutella…

    Aloha,
    I’m coming to you from UBP and localsugarhawaii.com. I am so glad I found you and your amazing culinary creations. Count me in for following ya. I’d love it if you’d come “join the ride” at localsugarhawaii.com. We’re a new little blog, but, we’re a good little blog.

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  2. says

    OH, I wrote a long beautiful comment–trust me it was awesome. ;) and it was lost somewhere in “my darn computer is so slow this morning nothing is working cyber space”…

    Aloha,
    I’m Nicole from the UBP, just wanted to let you know I love food and I love Will Cook for Smiles. I’d love it too if you’d come “join the ride” at localsugarhawaii.com.
    xoxo,
    Nicole
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  3. says

    What a totally cool idea!! & it looks so delicious! I’m your newest follower from “The Artsy Girl’s” blog hop. If you get a chance please checkout my blog: godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com
    Thanks
    Angie

  4. says

    That looks divine! You’ve got 3 of my favorite flavors going there. Mint for lettuce=brilliant.
    craftythriftydecoratingwifemom.wordpress.com

  5. says

    I think this would work with a bought pound cake, too. Of course, it wouldn’t be as good… thanks for the recipe. I pinned this. Thanks, Linda

  6. says

    Good Morning Lyuba,
    What a great idea for an awesome dessert! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. says

    This cute BLT has been stalking me all over the internet, so I just had to stop in and let you know how much I love this idea!!! Nutella is awesome stuff and I love that you paired it with strawberries and mint!!!!

  8. says

    Lyuba, I think you are becoming my new best friend! I love this idea. considering I’m Nutella crazy. I think I might cheat a little and use Sara Lee’s Pound Cake. I’m 100% sure your recipe for pound cake is fabulous, but I’m so excited to try this I don’t think I have the time to bake one.

  9. says

    I never heard of a BLT dessert, but I sure had to check it out. sounds so delish and what a great idea! Love nutrella, and what a sandwick it would be! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay.

  10. says

    Oh wow! These look sooooo stinkin’ good!

    Definitely pinning!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    ~Abbie

  11. says

    Such a clever idea and it looks so tempting. I have only made pound cake on a few occasions as well. Thanks for your pound cake recipe. I appreciate you linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday this week.

  12. Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling says

    I am in love with this recipe! So creative and fun….and the chic/straw/mint combo with pound cake must be out of this world!

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