Berry Pound Cake


Berry-PoundCakeOne of my favorite deserts growing up was pound cake. It seemed like my Grandmother was always whipping together a quick homemade pound cake for desert. I remember her making it seem completely effortless. When I moved away from home I missed those wonderful pound cakes.

Little did I know, it took a lot of time, care, and experience to make the perfect pound cake. Though I feel that my Grandmother’s cake still reigns supreme, this one is getting me a bit closer. Thanks G. Brown, love ya!


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of berries (your choice of blue berries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Add sour cream and salt and continue to cream
  4. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs one at a time.
  5. Add the vanilla and lemon juice and continue to mix.
  6. In a blender add berries and brown sugar mixture together and blend. Set aside.
  7. In a greased and floured tub pan, add half of the cake mixture. Drizzle berry mixture on top of the first half of the cake mixture. Pour the rest of the cake mixture on top of the berry mixture.
  8. With a knife, cut through cake mixture to swirl berries.
  9. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until golden.
  10. Let cool before taking it out
Tip: When you feel as though your cake is done, insert a wooden pick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, with no batter clinging to it, it is done. You can also touch the top of your cake. If it bounces back, your cake is more than likely done.


  1. Anita Norman says

    Hi Shay,

    I am one of the students in your class this semester. I am so happy you have this blog… I just printed this awesome recipe (Berry Pound Cake) so that we can have some Sunday dessert after church. I am on my way to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients. Oh I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this cake. I have a real sweet tooth which is why this was my first pick from your site. I plan to try other dishes this week and will keep you posted! I hope you turn this into something bigger, like your own cooking network or evening a cook book to teach people how to do it the right way.

    Thank you so much for sharing.


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