Grilled Pineapple Cake Bowl with Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

The grass is green, the birds are chirping, the trees are budding… spring is finally here! But mother nature loves to play tricks on us Canadians and we can never be too sure if she is sending us another month of frigid weather.

This has caused a strange phenomenon to happen. On the first warm weekend of spring, people flock outside to partake in summer activities as if their lives depended on it – like Ned Stark himself is whispering in their ear “winter is coming”.

Any-who, in my very own desperate rush to appreciate the weather, the family came over for a barbecue dinner party and I was in a mood to impress. And this is what I came up with!

Feast your eyes on my grilled pineapple cake bowl with raspberry coulis and whipped cream!

Grilled Pineapple Cake Bowl
Om Nom Nom

What You’ll Need

Grilled Pineapple

  1. A pineapple, cut into slices
  2. Butter – 3 tablespoons
  3. Brown Sugar – 3 tablespoons
  4. Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon

Raspberry Coulis

  1. Raspberries – 2 cups (I used frozen)
  2. Sugar – 2 tablespoons
  3. Cornstarch – 2 and 1/2 teaspoons
  4. Water – 1/2 cup

Whipped Cream

  1. Whipping Cream – 1 cup
  2. Icing Sugar – 4 tablespoons or so (doesn’t need to be exact)
  3. Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon

Vanilla Cake

I cheated and used a box cake 🙁

Grilled Pineapple Cake Bowl Close Up
Look at those air bubbles! My box cake skills are on point!

Instructions

GRILLED PINEAPPLE

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it turned out so delicious!

  1. Preheat BBQ to about 350 degrees
  2. Melt butter in the microwave
  3. Stir in sugar and cinnamon
  4. Brush pineapple slices with the sugar mixture
  5. Grill for about 7 minutes, flipping midway through (until you can see grill marks)

RASPBERRY COULIS

Another Pinterest find, yet slightly adapted to be less sweet.

  1. Combine sugar, corn starch and water into a saucepan
  2. Place on the stove-top on medium heat
  3. Add in raspberries (thaw first if frozen)
  4. Stir until boiling point and continue stirring one minute afterwards
  5. Strain sauce over a thin sieve to remove seeds

WHIPPED CREAM

  1. Combine whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk
  3. Whisk
  4. Go on, keep whisking
  5. Realize that you should have used a Mix Master
  6. Whisk a bit more until peaks form

VANILLA CAKE

Follow instructions on the box, duh!

Grilled Pineapple Cake Bowl
Heaven in a bowl!

Creating the Grilled Pineapple Cake Bowl Masterpiece

  1. Place a few slices of pineapple into a bowl
  2. Place a few slices of cake on top
  3. Add a dollop of whipped cream to the center
  4. Drizzle raspberry coulis over top

OR if you aren’t about to take a thousand photos of your food before eating it, only to get four grainy pictures because you live in Canada and the sun sets too early and the natural lighting is just awful, just throw it all in a bowl and call it a day.

Enjoy your dessert!

 

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