Grapefruit slices

Grapefruit Pound Cake

Grapefruit cake
A finished slice of the cake

The other day my husband did the grocery shopping for me and brought home a grapefruit.  While I love grapefruit, it’s not something I eat very often and it’s been languishing in the fridge.  Fortunately, I have been struck by a sweet tooth nearly continuously lately and have been trolling in the internet for small cake recipes far more than I should.

Grapefruit zest
Zesty grapefruit

One of the cooking blogs I read is Dessert For Two since I also am cooking for only two people and love sweets.  In her cakes section I happened upon a grapefruit pound cake.

Cake disaster
Ack!! Cake disaster!

Sounded kind of weird, but I woke up inspired to cook, so I thought I’d give it a shot and we’d have cake for breakfast. I don’t have a mini loaf pan her recipe calls for, so I doubled the recipe and used a normal loaf pan.

It was a simple recipe, but I ran into trouble when removing the cake from the pan.  Just buttering the pan did not cut it and it ripped right in half!  It’s the end of the world!  …except when I set the two pieces on top of each other you couldn’t even tell.  Success!

Grapefruit cake
After putting the two halves together, you can’t tell at all!

I couldn’t quite pin down how to classify the taste, but my husband said “It tastes kind of like Froot Loops.”  And, sure enough, it does.   It was a little plain for me, as I tend to like rich desserts, but my husband is a big fan of plain desserts and said he was a big fan.  Although I said I would consider it “Good, but not something to make again” he said he’d happily have it again.

So if you end up with some errant grapefruit or if you really love Froot Loops but want to be classy about it, give this cake a go.

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