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April Fool's Day Treat and Le Creuset Winner

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”:
Pound Cake “Fries”
1/4 loaf of pound cake, cut into 1/4-inch slices
PAM cooking spray
Cinnamon and sugar
1 cardboard French fry container (If using)

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)


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 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. Let cool, then arrange in fry container.

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.

Source: Food Network

Now onto the winner of the Le Creuset giveaway…………….

Number 87 – Peyton V.

Congratulations Peyton! Please contact me and let me know where I can send your Le Creuset Dutch Oven.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and helped me celebrate two wonderful years of running Nutmeg Nanny 🙂

15 responses »

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

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

    Congrats to Peyton!

  4. 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. OK, raspberry ketchup sounds good to me!

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

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

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

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

  11. How cute! And yummy!

  12. Those are too cute!!!

  13. Congratulations to the winner! Very funny and yummy post!

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

  15. This is such a cute idea – love it!


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