Saturday, September 4, 2010

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fruit Salsa

OK- while we have the grill fired up for the Labor Day weekend, let's make this totally awesome dessert. Super easy-easy (my favorite kind) and delicious. There's a whole lot going on in your mouth when you eat this so get ready ....

Angel food cake, made according to directions
                  Pound cake can be used instead but isn't nearly as good. That's just a personal opinion for free.


1 cup cantaloupe
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, maybe less if certain people at your house dislike spiciness

Sherbet or sorbet. We like lime sherbet.

Chop up the cantaloupe so that the pieces are fairly small. The first time I made this I thought that the cantaloupe should be omitted but it works way better when you chop it into small pieces. It's a flavor addition that makes your taste buds say, "Oh really!!"

Chop up the strawberries, rinse the rest of the fruit and add to the bowl with the cantaloupe. Add the sugar, lime juice, mint, and cayenne pepper. Mix it all up and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

When you're ready to eat dessert--

Heat the grill to "medium temperature".

Cover your grill racks with foil (you don't need hot dog flavor with this).

Spray with cooking spray and melt some butter on the foil.

Grill slices of cake until golden brown on each side. Careful, it doesn't take too long and once it starts to burn it will do so fairly quickly. That little gem of wisdom brought to you by trial and error.

Once the cake is toasty golden, serve each piece with a heap of the fruit salsa and a scoop of sherbet. Seriously- a whole lotta flavor and texture happening in your mouth.

It also works well to soak up the salsa juices with pieces of cake, kind of like dip.

Hope you enjoy this recipe, which comes from, as much as we do.

Have a great grillin' day.

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