grilled lemon pound cake with plums


happy monday! i am finally sharing the recipe for that grilled pound cake i talked about over on instagram the other week. as i mentioned before, justin & i got a barbecue for modest house which has been used pretty much every single day since. we are even grilling dessert on it! i got the barbecue from wayfair cananda (yay free shipping)! we didn't want a classic stainless steel model so i was excited when i saw this bronze and black model by dyna-glo. it is a 4-burner barbecue with a side burner too. we opted for the natural gas version & had a gas line installed this month so we never have to fill a propane tank again! our kitchen range is also gas so it wasn't much of a hassle to run the line outside too. now this pound cake! i loveeee pound cake in general but adding a little extra smokey flavour from the grill & topping it with sweet grilled plums took it to another level. you could top it with grilled peaches too once those are in season! i will definitly be doing that this summer. find the recipe below as well as the link to our shiny new barbecue.

p.s. don't forget to top it with whipped cream!!!


for the grilled plums

  • 4 plums, quatered
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • whipped cream, for topping

for the grilled lemon pound cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested


for the grilled plums

  • in a bowl toss together the plums, sugar & butter.
  • place on the grill flesh side down for a minute on each side.

for the grilled lemon pound cake

  • in the bowl of a standmixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter & sugar until fluffy.
  • add in the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla & yogurt.
  • sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda & sea salt.
  • beat until batter is smooth. about two minutes.
  • stir in the lemon juice & lemon zest.
  • bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top bounces back to touch.
  • let cool completly.
  • slice into 1/2 inch pieces & grill on each side for 30 seconds.
  • top with grilled plums & whipped cream!

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