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. This is great – such a fun idea!

  2. Such a fun idea. Maybe April Fool’s Next year?

    Visiting from the Mommy Club #40, hope you’ll stop by my blog too. :)

    Love the blog,
    Laura

  3. I’m visiting from UBP 12 and I’m your newest follower, though I know I’ve ‘seen’ you around with your lovely photos and fun recipe ideas! Come say hello sometime at
    http://stellabskitchen.blogspot.com

  4. Your pics look amazing. Well done!

  5. Great idea! So creative! And congrats on your first pound cake!

  6. This caught my eye and I had to come take a look. Sounds amazing! Love this idea!

  7. 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.

    xoxo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

  8. 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
    localsugarhawaii.com

  9. What a delicious idea! That just looks fabulous.
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

  10. What a cute idea. Will have to make this for my kids!

  11. rather clever…{love the mint as lettuce}. would be fun for april fools…

    and your photography is to die for…

    i’ll be featuring your post monday at my site. thanks for linking up to creative juice!

  12. Hi,

    I found you through Mrs. Fox’s Sweets Party and this looks so delicious! I love pound cake and am always looking for more recipes.

    I would love to invite you to link up at my Creative Thursday Link Party at http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great week.

    Michelle

  13. Oh… so yummy!

  14. 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

  15. I love how the mint loks like the lettuce!! So smart! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  16. I’ve never made a pound cake either but this looks easy and delicious. Great combo! THanks for sharing at our party this week.

  17. Nutella BLT. Love.Love.Love.IT! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Delightful Order’s blog party.

    Abrazos,
    Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos

  18. he he he This will also work for April Fool’s Day. It looks and sounds so yummy! thank you for sharing

  19. Hi Lyuba!
    This looks so yummy I pinned it & I’m a new follower :)
    Thank you for the awesome recipe!
    amber
    {snippets of design}

  20. you had me at nutella :)

  21. That looks amazing! I love the idea of using mint for the lettuce. Oh, and your pound cake is beautiful!

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

  23. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_19.html

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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!!!!

  27. Super yum! Love your pics as well!

    Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
    alderberryhill.blogspot.com

  28. 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.

  29. Oh My! What a wonderful idea! I’m a big pound cake lover anyway and this looks incredible. thanks!

  30. OMG! What a great idea:-) I just found your blog via “Sweet as Sugar”. I hope you’ll visit my blog too http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/04/lemon-muffins.html

  31. How fun is this?!?! And it looks heavenly!

  32. I LOOOVE this! so fun!

    Thanks for linking up, I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/bloggy-bootcamp-st-louis/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  33. This might be the best “sandwich” ever! Well done!

  34. This is awesome! I just pinned this recipe. I am a new follower and added your blog button to my links page. I would love if you shared this at my linky party this week! I can’t wait to try this! http://www.artistic31mama.com/2012/04/fabulous-fridays-linky-party-7.html

  35. holy moley that looks amazing what a great idea thanks for sharing it at my what we wore and made link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  36. 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.

  37. What a cool idea! Great photos too.

  38. Looks really good. I am inviting you to come and be part of my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-your-stuff-20.html

  39. How creative! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday

  40. It looks delicious and I love the pictures!
    Cecilia

  41. Wow you are making me so hungry today.This looks amazing I need to try this one too:) pinning this as well….Thanks for linking up :)

  42. oooo. Yumm. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  43. Oh my goodNESS!!! This looks delish!! I have to go buy me some strawberries and make some asap!!

  44. I love Nutella with ANYTHING! And I thought this might have bacon on it.. but alas it still looks fabulous (and probably tastes a lot better too!) Thanks for showing off, I featured your lovely sandwich today!

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com

  45. What a fun desert! Thank you so much for sharing!

  46. Gorgeous! I love BLTs, and this fake one looks scrumptious!

  47. Oh my sweet heavens! What a wonderful flavor combination and cute presentation. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  48. You’ve been featured! Thanks so much for sharing!
    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/04/wednesday-whatsits-6.html

  49. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! I’ll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

  50. Oooooo, that sure looks yummy!!
    Thanks for linking up to last week’s Catch a Glimpse party! I will be featuring this tomorrow. :)

  51. What a great idea! I love it and may try something similar on my blog. Thanks.

    Kimberly@
    pinterestreality.blogspot.com

  52. Oh wow! These look sooooo stinkin’ good!

    Definitely pinning!

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

    ~Abbie

  53. 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.

  54. I wanted to let you know I highlighted this “BLT” recipe on my Tempt My Tummy {Spotlight} post this weekend. Thanks for being about of our blog community and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
    http://www.blessedwithgrace.net/2012/04/tempt-my-tummy-spotlight/

  55. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you’ll come again this week! This month’s Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

  56. YUM! That sounds so good. Perfect lunch. :)

  57. chica chocolatina says:

    Wow, this looks good!

  58. OMG. This looks amazing, Lyuba!! Seriously you took pretty much everything I love and slammed it all together. I could kiss you :)

  59. 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!

  60. I so love this idea!

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