Melissa's Cuisine: White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers

Thursday, May 29, 2014

White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers

Strawberries and pound cake. They're made for each other! Drizzled with white chocolate, these Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers make a beautiful dessert!
Melissa's Cuisine: White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers
It's my favorite time of the year!  The weather is starting to get warmer, the days are longer, and the gardens are growing!  Our local farmer's market opened up a couple weeks ago and Summer and I went down to get some fresh vegetables.  There aren't too many fruits in season yet, but that time will be here soon.

My strawberry plants have flowers, and I'm hoping it won't be long before the fruit starts to grow.  In the meantime, I'll keep enjoying strawberries from the grocery store or the farmer's market.  The past few times I've purchased strawberries I've been impressed with how red and flavorful they are.  I love to have a big bowl of strawberries for snack.
Melissa's Cuisine: White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers

I also enjoy strawberries as a part of a delicious dessert like the topping of a pound cake or center stage in these delicious White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers.  I made my favorite Almond Pound Cake with fresh strawberry sauce for Mother's Day dessert a couple weeks ago.  I had about half a cake left over, and while the cake alone was delicious, I wanted to come up with a fun way to enjoy the rest.

These skewers were a fun way to enjoy both the pound cake and the abundance of strawberries I had!  They're super easy to make and make an impressive impression when served!  I first made these on small skewers, but then decided they looked a little boring.  I decided to use longer skewers and drizzle white chocolate on top of the strawberries and pound cake.  I'm glad I did--the chocolate drizzle was just what this dessert needed to liven it up and make it special.
Melissa's Cuisine: White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers

The directions on this cake are pretty basic. You can make as many or as few skewers as you'd like.  If you want to use an entire pound cake, go for it.  If you have half a cake leftover like I did, then use that!  In fact, you could even use an angel food cake if you wanted to!  Chocolate chips would be a delicious topping if you didn't want to use white chocolate.  Make mini skewers or make longer ones.  You can come up with any pattern you'd like too--so have fun with these!
Melissa's Cuisine: White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers

White Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake Skewers

Ingredients:
Pound cake
Strawberries
1 cup white chocolate chips

1.  Cut the pound cake into thick slices and then cube each slice.

2.  Wash and hull strawberries. Cut in half, if desired.

3.  Assemble the skewers in any pattern that you desire.  I did pound cake-strawberry-pound cake etc.

4.  Put the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and then microwave in 15 second increments, stirring after each time, until chocolate can be stirred smooth.

5.  Scoop the chocolate chips into a pastry bag or a ziploc bag with the end snipped off and drizzle over the skewers.  Allow the chocolate to harden before serving.

Cover any leftovers and refrigerate.

9 comments:

  1. I am going to make this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  2. Never thought to put cake on a skewer, what a great idea :D

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  3. I love the presentation for your Pound Cake! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. This is both gorgeous and brilliant presentation! Found you from Serendipity and Spice's link party today.

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  5. these look too good to eat, how pretty. Thanks for linking up to #fridayfrenzy this week.

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  6. What a great idea! It's like a strawberry shortcake my Mom made growing up..on a stick! The perfect crowd pleaser :-) Stopping by from the adorned above link party!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  7. These look so yummy and fun! Great idea and perfect for summer get-togethers. found this morning at sweet bella roos linky. Have a great weekend.

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  8. What a great and yummy idea! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
    Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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