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ez grilled strawberry cheesecake dessert

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Maeda Krizmencic
Denver, PA

Needed a quick dessert to serve to friends who dropped by during a cookout, so I came up with this!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Anyone can make this quick and easy dessert. It's like a strawberry shortcake brought to a new level of yumminess. Brushing premade pound cake with butter and grilling it forms a nice crust and keeps the cake from getting too soggy. The cheesecake filling is sandwiched between strawberry jam and adds richness. It pairs deliciously with the sliced summer strawberries. Once assembled, drizzling it with chocolate is the perfect touch. Make sure not to skip that step! This recipe is a great example of how to turn store-bought ingredients into a delicious summer dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For ez grilled strawberry cheesecake dessert

  • 1
    fresh or frozen pound cake
  • 1/4 c
    melted butter
  • 1 qt
    strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 jar
    strawberry jam
  • 1 pkg
    premade cheesecake filling
  • 1 pkg
    whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 bottle
    chocolate syrup

How To Make ez grilled strawberry cheesecake dessert

Test Kitchen Tips
We had this dessert prepped and then realized there was an issue with our grill. We used an indoor grill to grill the pound cake and it worked great.
  • Slicing the pound cake.
    Slice the pound cake so there are 2 slices per person.
  • Brushing melted butter onto pound cake.
    Brush both sides of each slice with melted butter.
  • Grilling the pound cake.
    Put on a hot grill for 3-5 min per side. Check often as it will easily burn!
  • Diced strawberries sprinkled with sugar and jam in a small bowl.
    Dice clean strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Add jam to a small bowl.
  • Brushing jam over the grilled pound cake.
    Place one slice of cake on a plate. Brush jam on the top of the cake slice.
  • Cheesecake filling on top of the jam.
    Then add a generous amount of the cheesecake filling.
  • Second slice of pound cake on top of the filling.
    Spread 2nd slice of cake with jam, and place jam side down on the cheesecake filling.
  • Strawberries spooned on top.
    Add a big scoop of strawberries.
  • Topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
    Top with whipped topping. Then drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with fresh mint if you like, then serve and watch everyone enjoy. EZ, yummy, and elegant!