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Toasted Pound Cake #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek.
 I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. 
All opinions are mine alone.

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2019 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the coming of spring than with food and a fun giveaway? 30 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring!  Get ready to ditch your hats, coats, and snow boots and get ready for some delicious sweet treats like cupcakes, cookies, sweet breads, and cocktails! Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much Swiss Diamond, Dixie Crystals, Nancy’s Yogurt, Sprinkle Pop, Adams Extracts, Barleans, Melissa’s Produce, and PEEPS® for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!

Welcome, everyone!  This whole week will be about the sweets and I am so eager to share with you our prize package, recipes and general wonderfulness that will be happening with bloggers around the world!  Let's get started!

Check out the amazing prizes you can win in our #SpringSweetsWeek Giveaway!

Prize #1:   Swiss Diamond Cookware is giving one winner an XD Nonstick 6 Piece Newlywed Kitchen Kit!  Swiss Diamond’s 6-Piece XD Newlywed Set is the ultimate nonstick cookware collection, with a pot or pan for nearly every recipe you can think of! Nothing conducts heat more efficiently than diamonds, and combined with the extra-thick cast aluminum body, these pans have amazingly even heat distribution. With this superior heat retention, they sear ingredients as well as stainless steel, but without the messy cleanup. The XD nonstick coating releases so well, you can cook anything without a drop of oil or butter.   This set includes a 9.5" fry pan, an 8" fry pan, a 2.2-quart saucepan with lid, and 5.5-quart soup pot with lid.

Swiss Diamond® International dates back to 1974 when HORT Coating Center SA was founded in Sierre, Switzerland, as a scientific research company exploring new materials and surface coatings. Fast forward a few years to 2001, when a revolutionary nonstick coating suitable for use on cookware was developed, which led to the creation of Swiss Diamond® International SA. Visit https://www.swissdiamond.com/ for delicious recipes and the best nonstick cookware around.

Prize #2:  Dixie Crystals is giving one winner the Wilton Ultimate Cake Decorating Tools Set!   What better way to decorate your cakes made with Dixie Crystals sugar then to use this decorating set?  A blue and white rectangular organizer caddy has 4 see-through drawers and 2 top compartments for holding tips, plus slots on the side to hold spatulas.  Included in the caddy are 263 pieces including piping tips, a practice board, decorating bags, straight and angled spatulas, flower nails and an icing comb. There's also a lot of handy fondant tools including a roller, cut-out sets, impression mats, modeling tools, shaping foam and a fondant smoother. It's a cake decorators dream!

Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.   Visit www.dixiecrystals.com for hundreds of recipes, holiday ideas, great ways to get kids baking in the kitchen, and plenty of baking videos.

Prize #3:  Melissa's Produce is giving one winner an Organic Family Produce Box.  This box contains 100% organic fruits and vegetables including kale, cucumbers, apples, pears, lemons, oranges, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, and so much more!  It's easy to get in your five servings of fruits and vegetables with this fun produce box.

Joe and Sharon Hernandez founded Melissa's Produce with a decade of produce industry experience in a small, rented produce warehouse lunchroom. The original office had just three telephones and four chairs.  In a few short years, the company would grow to occupy a newly renovated and expanded 280,000 square foot office and warehouse complex.  The Melissa's brand is named after Joe and Sharon's daughter, who takes an active role in the company.  The company's Food Service Division has become a full-service operation that supplies culinary professionals with staples, exotics and Melissa's full line of organic produce.  Visit https://www.melissas.com to find the best fruits, vegetables, gifts, and to get tasty recipes!

Prize #4:  Nancy's Yogurt is giving one winner a fabulous Nancy's Yogurt tote bag full of fun items!   One winner will receive a tote bag stuffed with coupons for free Nancy's Yogurt products, a super cute T-shirt, recipe cards, and Post-Its.  It's everything you need to learn more about Nancy's Yogurt.

Chuck and Sue Kesey opened Springfield Creamery in Oregon in 1960 right after they got married.  For the first decade, they focused on bottling glass jugs of milk for home delivery and school lunches.  Nancy Van Brasch Hamren joined the Creamery in 1969 and shared her recipe for making yogurt.  Nancy’s became the first yogurt sold in the United States to contain live probiotics.  In 1999 Nancy's Yogurt began distributing to all 50 states.  Today there are nearly 60 employees and Springfield Creamery makes over 100 cultured dairy and soy products.   To learn more about Nancy's Yogurt, the products they sell, and how they make their products visit https://nancysyogurt.com/.

Prize #5:  PEEPS is giving one winner a gift card to PEEPS® & Co.  The winner can choose from a variety of delicious PEEPS® & Co candy items as well as apparel.  They even have fun gifts like throw blankets, slippers, plush bunnies, and socks.   The choice is yours!

Just Born, the company that makes PEEPS® & Co., was founded in 1923 in New York and moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1932.  Just Born got its name when founder, Sam Born, proudly displayed in his store window an evolving line of daily-made candy, declaring them "just born".  Today we enjoy the wonderful combination of sweet colored sugar and fluffy marshmallows that create the unforgettable taste experience of PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies.  Visit https://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/ to buy PEEPS® & Co. candy, gifts, and apparel.

Prize #6:  Barlean's is giving one winner a bottle of Seriously Delicious Omega-3, Extra Strength Ideal CBD Hemp Oil, and a bag of Super Seeds.    Seriously Delicious Omega-3 is a tasty way to add Omega-3's to your diet without a fishy after taste.  The Extra Strength Ideal CBD Hemp Oil is made from US grown hemp, contains no artificial ingredients, has a natural mint flavor, and is gluten-free, vegan, and is known to promote health and to keep people resilient to changes in their environment.  Super Seeds are a delicious way to add antioxidants and Omega-3's to your morning oatmeal, smoothies, and yogurt.

Barlean's believes that people can make a difference in the world through ordinary purchases. They are on a mission to make premium natural supplements and functional foods that feed the mind and body and using our profits to support outreach programs for people in need, both locally and around the world.  Visit www.barleans.com to learn more about their products, community, and where you can purchase their products.

Prize #7:  Adams Extract is giving one winner four of their amazing extracts and a set of their food colors.   The extracts include Pure Almond Extract, Pure Vanilla Extract, and Pure Lemon Extract.  The winner will also receive Adams Best Twice as Strong Vanilla which is awesome to bake with.

John A. Adams began making and selling his Green Plant Sarsaparilla extract in 1888 in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1905, he moved his family to Beeville, TX.  Working with just $6.71 worth of materials on top of an old icebox, John A. Adams created a new formula for vanilla.  His wife tested it by whipping up a cake and announced, "John, this is the BEST flavoring I have ever used.” “Well, that’s old man Adams BEST,” he responded. The name stuck, and Adams Best was born!  Today, Adams manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, and many more.   To learn more about Adams Extract, to shop their products, or to find delicious recipes visit https://www.adamsextract.com/default.aspx.

Prize #8:  Sprinkle Pop is giving one winner six fabulous sprinkle mixes from their Easter collection!   The sprinkle mixes include Hangin' with my Peeps, Bewitched, Signature, Green Tea, Cottontail Confetti, and Egg Hunt.  These fun sprinkles are a great addition to any spring or Easter baked goods.

Liz Butts founded Sprinkle Pop in Texas.  Liz found that not only can she pinpoint exactly what sprinkle color combinations work best together, but she can also create a custom blend with the perfect textures.  She grew the business from a one-woman show operating out of the small “sprinkle room” in her house on nights and weekends then soon expanded to a dedicated warehouse space with a devoted team of sprinkle fairies in under a year. She makes delicious sprinkle mixes that are custom, vibrant and luxurious.  Over 50% of all the sprinkles are dyed in-house so they are one of a kind!   Visit https://sprinklepop.shop/ to shop their sprinkles, learn how they give back to the community, and for fun recipes!

Wow, isn't this incredible??  Check back all week to see all the new recipes we have for you. It is going to be such an amazing week.

The first recipe I am sharing with you is a quick and delicious recipe.  I used my new Swiss Diamond skillet to make it.  Swiss Diamond is one of our sponsors (see prize #1) and if you win that prize package, you are going to love this cookware.  It's heavy without breaking an arm, durable, good for stove-to-oven cooking.  It is BY FAR the best cookware I have used in my (considerable) years.

Let's get right to the good stuff.  Here's my Toasted Pound Cake with Banana and Peanut Butter Sauce.

I used my Swiss Diamond pan to toast the pound cake. This large skillet makes the task go quickly as it can toast my whole family's servings. 

Here are the links to Swiss Diamond if you wish to research them yourself.  Lots of recipes and testimonials out there!



Toasted Pound Cake with Banana and Peanut Butter Sauce

This dessert comes together in no time at all and is so good for banana and peanut butter lovers!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins


  • 1 pound cake loaf
  • 4 bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 T butter, divided
  • 1 T brown sugar


  1. Slice pound cake into eight slices.
  2. Melt 1 T butter in your skillet.
  3. Add 3-4 slices of pound cake to skillet, cook on one side until golden brown, flip, and cook on the other side.
  4. Repeat until all slices are toasted.
  5. Remove slices from skillet.
  6. Melt 1 T butter into skillet.
  7. Slice bananas into the melted butter.
  8. Cook until softened.
  9. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  10. Add peanut butter, stir until peanut butter is melted.
  11. Add one slice of pound cake to a plate.
  12. Scoop bananas and peanut butter on top.
  13. Top with whipped cream.
  14. Serve warm.
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Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Swiss Diamond, Nancy’s Yogurt, Barlean’s, Sprinkle Pop, PEEPS, Melissa’s Produce, and Adams Extracts for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Eight (8) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.

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  1. My family loves toasted pound cake and my dad makes the best sour cream pound cake. I need to add your toppings next time. It looks delicious!

  2. Oh my gosh, yes. I've never tried toasted pound cake, but I'm sure I'd love it. I enjoy regular pound cake.

  3. well youre speaking my sweet tooth love language with this post ha- im a HUGE fan of pound cake but never thought to toast it- def going to try this now!

  4. I'm loving the Sprinkle pop! My daughter wanted to make some sugar cookies and that would be awesome to use just in time for Spring. The pound cake is must have.

  5. Actually sounds really good. I've never thought about posting poundcake but what a wonderful idea. I am want to try this very soon.

  6. This cake sounds absolutely delicious and what a great way to kick off spring with some delicious treats and a chance to win.

  7. Those are all amazing prizes that anyone would want. I am in need of some new cookware so I would love to get that set.

  8. Wow there are a ton of great prizes that have been gathered up for people to win. Plus the recipe looks wonderful to make and enjoy.

  9. Anonymous12:19 PM

    I've never toasted my pound cake but it looks absolutely delicious. I can almost smell the amazing pound cake and bananas and peanut butter through my computer!

  10. Your beautiful toasted pound cake looks so beautiful with the perfect crumb! And that topping..mmmm. I can hardly wait to make a loaf of this for my family!

  11. I love pound cake! This toasted pound cake recipe sounds absolutely delicious right now.

  12. Is this like the cake version of french toast? It sounds really delicious!

  13. Toasting pound cake is such a great idea, and the bananas and peanut butter are a nice addition!

  14. I have never heard of Nancy's Yogurt but the line sure does seem tasty! And what a great idea for a sweet treat - your recipe looks amazing.

  15. What a wonderful idea! I love easy and delicious desserts! This is on my next-to-do list! Looks so tasty!

  16. I'm slowly replacing all my cookware with Swiss Diamond, I absolutely love it. This looks amazing!

  17. Been searching the web for new breakfast recipes to try. Just found one! Can't wait to prepare this for breakfast. Yum! -Lynndee

  18. I really like this idea! I always bake pound cake but never thought of doing this.

  19. What a lovely mix of flavors. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  20. Oh my goodness this look incredible.

  21. Toasted pound cake is such an easy and delicious treat! I will have to try making it for my family - I know they'll love it!


  22. What a creative treat! That skillet looks super handy, too.

  23. This sounds so decadent! I'd really love to have a slice right now!

  24. Oh I know someone in my family who would enjoy this easy to make pound cake. My husband will do since he loes eating banana he will for sure enjoy it.

  25. That topping looks so good! I know that everyone in my family would like it.

  26. Toasted pound cake sounds amazing!! And the peanut butter and bananas on top are a great addition.

  27. Gorgeous pan and gorgeous pound cake. What a delicious breakfast that is!

  28. Oh my gosh, peanut butter, banana and pound cake, toasted pound cake to boot!!!

  29. That sounds delicoius! Love that you toasted it!

  30. Ilove that you toasted it. No soggy cake here!

  31. Ooooh the idea of toasting pound cake opens up so many possibilities. I can't wait to try this.

  32. Toasted pound cake just sounds amazing! I mean how could that ever be anything but delicious! I can't wait to try it!

  33. Oh my. This sounds divine!! I haven't thought of toasting pound cake. Grilling, yes, but not toasted. Can't wait to try it.

  34. I've never toasted pound cake before, but now that I've seen your recipe, I can't wait to try it. That peanut butter and banana topping looks divine.

  35. I"ve never toasted pound cake before, now I want to do just that!

  36. I've never considered toasting pound cake but I'm super exciting to try it. I bet it's also amazing with whipped cream and fresh berries!

  37. This sounds amazing, and i love that sauce! I could eat a giant piece!


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