Pound Cake Fries with Raspberry Ketchup

One Year Ago: Easy Peasy Toffee Chocolate Cake
Two Years Ago: Lemon Bars

This year I decided to make a little April Fool’s Day treat. I figured it would be a nice spin to my normal posts.  Even though this meal is supposed to trick the eyes, don’t be fooled – it’s totally delicious 🙂

So in the honor of April Fool’s Day I bring you Pound Cake “Fries” with Raspberry “Ketchup”….enjoy!!!


Pound Cake "Fries" with Raspberry "Ketchup"


For Poundcake Fries:
1/4 loaf of pound cake, cut into 1/4-inch slices
PAM cooking spray
Cinnamon sugar mixture
1 cardboard French fry container (If using)

For Raspberry Ketchup:
One 12-ounce bag frozen raspberries, thawed, or 2 cups fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons confectionery (icing) sugar
1 empty ketchup squeeze bottle (If using)

Source: Food Network


For Poundcake Fries:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Trim off a thin layer of the cake's brown exterior crust. Cut pound cake lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices. Turn slices on their side and cut into 1/4-inch strips. Trim to 4 to 5 inches in length (if this sounds confusing, just remember, you are creating French fry-shaped strips).

Arrange strips on cookie sheet, spray both sides with non-stick spray, and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until browned on top and bottom. Turn strips and bake for approximately 4 more minutes, or until remaining 2 sides are browned. When you pull hot "fries" out of the oven sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Let cool, then arrange in fry container.

For Raspberry Ketchup:
Place raspberries in a blender or food processor, and puree (add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water or lemon juice, if necessary, to facilitate blending). Add sugar, one teaspoon at a time, to taste, until tartness is gone. Place raspberry puree in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Use a rubber spatula to force the puree through the strainer. Discard the seeds and transfer the puree to the squeeze bottle. (I put mine in a small serving bowl) Serve alongside “fries.

20 Responses to “Pound Cake Fries with Raspberry Ketchup”

  1. #
    Veronica — April 1, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I love food tricks but I’ve never done any besides accidentally making really bad food the still looks good. That is not a pleasant surprise, unlike these yummy fries! Love it. Congrats to the winner!

  2. #
    megan — April 1, 2011 at 11:03 am

    To fun! I would love to have a side of fries!
    Congrats to Peyton. Happy April Fool’s Day! 🙂

  3. #
    theUngourmet — April 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

    How fun! My son would get a kick out of these tricky fries! 😉

    Congrats to Peyton!

  4. #
    Joanne — April 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I keep seeing all of these april fool’s recipes for savories disguised as sweets and thinking how disappointed I would be if I encountered any such things. But I would be SO happy to eat these! Delicious!

  5. #
    Rufus' Food and Spirit Guide — April 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    OK, raspberry ketchup sounds good to me!

  6. #
    Erica — April 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    What a perfect April fools day post! The pound cake dippers look Yummmmy. And a big congrats to Peyton- what a win!

  7. #
    5 Star Foodie — April 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    What a neat idea! 5 Star Foodie Jr. would absolutely love this too!

  8. #
    Cakelaw — April 2, 2011 at 3:59 am

    I like your new blog look Brandy, and congrats on two years blogging. Your “fries” with “ketchup” are a fun idea, and in keeping with the spirit of the day.

  9. #
    rsmacaalay — April 3, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Thats a good trick using food! It looks good as well.

  10. #
    thewonderingchef — April 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Im loving the idea of the raspberry ketchup! Looks and sounds just amazing! 🙂

  11. #
    Reeni — April 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    How cute! And yummy!

  12. #
    Chiara — April 4, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Those are too cute!!!

  13. #
    Katerina — April 4, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Congratulations to the winner! Very funny and yummy post!

  14. #
    Blond Duck — April 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Now all you need is a burger to go with it…drool…

  15. #
    Kerstin — April 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    This is such a cute idea – love it!

  16. #
    Beverly — April 3, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Question……what am i doing with the Cinnamon and Sugar? I’m guessing I am maybe coating the pound cake before i put them in the oven? Please let me know. Thanks

    • admin replied: — April 3rd, 2012 @ 9:19 am

      Hi Beverly,

      I apologize for that! I went and changed the directions in the original post. I sprinkled the cinnamon sugar mixture over the hot “fries” after I pulled them out of the oven. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

  17. #
    Randal Oulton — February 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    The directions forget to say what to do with the cooking spray?

    • Brandy replied: — February 18th, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

      Hi Randal, I changed the directions to include the non-stick spray step. Sorry about that! Thank you for letting me know!


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