Strawberry Mango Pound Cake Shortcakes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 ripe mango, peeled and finely chopped, about 2 cups

One 16-ounce container strawberries, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 3 cups)

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest

One 10.75-ounce frozen pound cake, thawed

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Two 14-ounce containers pineapple coconut ice cream or your favorite tropical flavored ice cream, such as mango or dulce de leche

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, toss the mango and strawberries with the lime juice, sugar and lime zest. Let sit, tossing occasionally, until the fruit is very juicy, 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
  2. When the fruit is ready, slice the pound cake into 12 equal pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Sprinkle half the coconut in 6 small piles in the skillet and place a slice of pound cake over each pile of coconut. Cook, pressing down with a spatula, until the coconut is toasted and the pound cake is warmed, about 3 minutes. Flip and toast on the second side of the pound cake slices until warmed, about 1 minute more. Transfer each slice to a plate, scrape out any leftover coconut in the skillet so it does not burn and repeat with the remaining butter, coconut and pound cake slices. 
  3. To assemble, evenly divide the fruit with the accumulated juices among 6 slices of toasted pound cake. Top with a large scoop of ice cream, about 1/2 cup each, and a second slice of pound cake.

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