We are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July. Desserts that include strawberries and blueberries naturally give you a patriotic feeling. This little recipe was inspired by my friend, Erin at The Speckled Palate. Jump over to her blog to be completely inspired plus she makes meal planning fun!
This little dessert will leave your family and friends wanting more! Prep is simple and can be done ahead of time. Feel free to play with the ingredients and make it your own. Have a happy and safe 4th of July! -Amanda
2 cups strawberries, sliced
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 pint blueberries
1 pre-made Pound Cake loaf (I purchased a Vanilla Pound Cake at Whole Foods)
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
8oz of Cream Cheese, allow to sit at room temp for 15 to 20 minutes
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Wash & Dry your strawberries and blueberries. Slice your strawberries. Toss strawberries with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Slice your pound cake into 1inch (or less) thickness. I made sure to make 12 slices to have enough for dessert. Brush the pound cake slices with melted butter. On a preheated grill or grilling pan, toast both sides of your pound cake. Let the pieces set long enough to get grill lines. Once all slices are toasted, set aside and allow to cool.
With a mixer, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Once all combined, place in refrigerator until ready to create dessert.
When you are ready to serve dessert, place your pound cake slices on a serving platter or individual plates. Smear the cream cheese mixture on to your cake slices. Make sure there is enough cream cheese mixture to allow the fruit to stick to your cake slices. Then top that with a tablespoon of strawberries and their juice. Add blueberries by giving them a little push to stay on the cake slices. Serve immediately, or let stand in the refrigerator until ready to serve.