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There is something about a grilled cheese sandwich that always hits the spot for me. Good bread, sharp cheddar cheese, fried in butter until brown and crisp. I’m hungry just thinking about it.

Naturally, I have to cake this on How To Cake It (don't forget to subscribe!). I started to wonder what a sweet version of this classic sandwich would taste like. I now have the answer. It’s divine. But don’t take my word for it, make this for yourself! Make this for your friends. This sweet sandwich will make you more friends.


 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese

 

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Let's Make a Grilled Cheese Cake!

Pound Cake Bread

Ingredients You Will Need:

 

1 pound cake baked in a 9 x 5 loaf pan - find my recipe here
 

You'll see that the original recipe calls for a bundt pan, but I wanted to use a loaf pan to get the perfect bread slice shape. Bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours.

You can bake your pound cake a day or two ahead. In fact, this process will be easier if you do. Your cake should be completely cool, and chilled in the fridge for 30 minutes so you can cut nice clean slices.


How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese Pound Cake

 

Making White Chocolate Cheese Slices

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

 

12oz white chocolate (you can use candy melts)

1/2 cup clear corn syrup

Chefmaster Sunset Orange gel colour

Chefmaster Lemon Yellow gel colour

Chefmaster Golden Yellow gel colour

 

Time to make modeling chocolate. Do this one day in advance as well. It’s just two ingredients, and the simplest method ever. Place your chocolate and corn syrup in a stainless steel bowl set over simmering water. Let them melt together and begin to stir gently. Try not to over stir this mixture. Once your ingredients have come together, gently stir in your gel colour and pour the modeling chocolate into a bowl to set overnight.

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How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese Modeling Chocolate Cheese

 

 

Rolling Out Your Modelling Chocolate Cheese

Tools You Will Need:

 

Non stick gumpaste board (or any non stick surface)

Non stick rolling pin

Parchment paper, cut into squares

 

Say cheese! Your modeling chocolate will be solid by now. Knead it back to a pliable consistency, and roll out sheets that are 1/8” thick on your non stick board. Cut into 4” squares, and repeat the process. Stack your cheese slices between parchment paper, so they do not stick together. Rest your slices in the fridge until you are ready.

 


How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese Modeling Chocolate

 

 

Frying your Sweet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

 

Unsalted Butter

Serrated knife

Frying pan

Metal spatula

 

With a sharp serrated knife, slice your pound cake into ½ inch slices, and set aside.

We are ready to make sandwiches. What I love about this dessert is that you can have both your pound cake bread and your white chocolate cheese slices ready to go, and fry your sandwiches once your friends arrive. Everyone knows grilled cheese sandwiches are best when hot.

 

 How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese

 

 

 

Assemble your sandwiches. Make them as cheesy as your heart desires. Then butter both sides, get your pan nice and hot, and fry it until golden brown. I know. You are drifting away on the heavenly smell. Go with it. It’s leading you somewhere beautiful. Flip your grilled cheese over, and brown the other side. Oh, yes. Now we’re talkin’.

 

 How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese Cake

 

 

Wait a minute! I almost forgot. Before you dig in, you need some ketchup!

 

Simple Berry Ketchup

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

 

Strawberries

Raspberries

Icing Sugar

 

Place a handful of washed strawberries and raspberries in a food processor or blender. Add some icing sugar to taste and pulse away. I did this by eye. Just add more berries if your mixture is too thin. Adjust the sugar as you go. Strain the berries through a sieve to remove the seeds.

 

 How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese Berry Coulis

 

Now dip that sandwich into that ketchup and prepare your senses. There is something about this grilled cheese sandwich cake! It tastes sweet and you know it’s cake. You can taste the white chocolate and the tart splash of the berries, but you feel like you are eating a grilled cheese. I found it surreal. You?  

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Grilled Cheese