Very Berry Pound Cake

Pound cake is great, but pound cake with a fruity topping is even greater!  With this recipe, I decided to use Strawberries, Blueberries, and Bananas.  With so much going on on the fruit side, I needed a balance to which I chose simple but tasty pound cake.  This is a super easy recipe to make and is great when you’re short on time.  While the baking of the pound cake is an hour at the least, everything is done within 15minutes.  So, you ready for the recipe?  Let’s git-r-done!


For the pound cake

  • 1/2 pound butter (or 2 sticks), a little extra for the pan
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, a little extra for the pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the fruit topping

  • 1 cup of strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 cup of bananas (sliced)
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • whip cream (optional) I didn’t use it but it would be good!


First, preheat oven to 350′.  CAKE: Cream butter and shortening together.  Add sugar, a little at a time.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each one.  Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to the previous mixture, alternating it with milk.  Mix in vanilla.  Pour into greased and floured loaf pans (2 of them) and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick comes out clean.

During the last 10 minutes of baking time, heat a nonstick skillet and add your butter, sugar, cinnamon, brown sugar, and fruit.  Saute for about 3-5 minutes.

Take out pound cake, cool, and slice.  Pour sauteed fruit mixture over pound cake and devour!

Serve with whip cream if you like.

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  1. 1

    Elizabeth says

    Yummy, looks good!

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    Audrey says

    Yummy recipe, I like the new look for the website too.

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    Adriane in TX says

    Cool new look. I love pound cake with berries. I also love angel food cake with berries for a little lighter treat.

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    This looks seriously delicious. Could you also bake this in one bundt pan? Or just a tube pan? Also, have you tried the recipe using oil or butter instead of the shortening? Just curious…Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

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    Doris says

    I have to try this pound cake recipe… it looks so moist and delicious! Thanks!

    Love the new look of your site too!

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    Lori says

    You could probably use a bundt pan…it would look prettier. I don’t have one here at my father-in-law’s house.

    As far as the oil, not sure. This is the recipe I’ve used for years.

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    Jen says

    Mmmmm…that looks yummy!

    Like the new design too!

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    Jenn says

    I really like your new look! That cake looks yummy! The best birthday cakes are from the Superstore and are pound cake with butter cream frosting. So pound cake with berries would be awesome too,I’m sure !

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    Brandi says

    Yummy!! I love your “new look” too! What if you substituted blackberries for the bananas (since they are in season)….hmmm…:)

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    mannequin says

    Lori, that looks fantabulous! I don’t want my lunch now. I want that!
    I also love your new look; so professional and uncluttered!

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    Jessica says

    What an absolutely tempting dessert. Perfect for these late summer days.

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    Mrs. Sound says

    Wow! Strawberry, blueberry and banana is here. Love it!

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    Lori says

    This looks awesome. I need to try this next time the family is over for Sunday dinner…I’m pretty sure it will please everybody!

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    dijahbu says

    it looks kinda groos but it is da bomb!!

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    gabriella says

    I am looking for a pound cake recipe with blueberry included in the recipe, not as a topping, does anyone have one???? thankyou.