NGB Winning Dessert
NGB Winning Dessert

And the winner of the Carrabba’s Dessert Challenge is …

July 16, 2014 -

Last night on TLC’s Next Great Baker, David and Elaine Duran (aka – #RedNGB) were crowned the winners of our Carrabba’s Dessert Challenge. For the competition, each NGB team had to create their own summertime spin on our Grilled Tuscan Poundcake, and the prize was to have their winning dessert featured in our restaurants.

The Duran’s Divine Pineapple Poundcake took the winning title, and will be available for a limited time at all of our restaurant locations starting today. The winners stopped by our test kitchen to meet Head Chef Jay and walk us through their creation. Check out the photos below!

Step 1: David and Elaine start the dessert by grilling our Tuscan PoundcakeGrilled Tuscan Poundcake

Step 2: Then they top it with their own signature pineapple sauce.Elaine & David's Signature Pineapple Topping

Step 3: Next up, Elaine pipes on our fresh whipped cream, and David garnishes the dish with fresh strawberries. Elaine & David - 2014 NGB Winners

Step 4: Sprinkle a little  toasted coconut on top.Toasted Coconut

 Step 5: Then garnish it all off with a rosemary sprig.Rosemary Sprig

And there you have it! Duran's Divine Pineapple Poundcake

Duran’s Divine Pineapple Poundcake is available now for a limited time at Carrabba’s. Make sure when you try it, to come back and let us know what you thought.Elaine Duran, Chef Jay Smith, & David Duran

To learn more about our winners, make sure to check out our Twitter Chat with them, where we asked all types of questions about the competition and their love for baking.