Friday, June 10, 2011

Grandma's Triple Berry Filled Poundcake Recipe


Grandma loved to make heavy poundcakes pretty much all scratch cakes or poundcakes are heavy that she made, but the taste unlike any other type of cake. She usually left it plain when she served it. I decided to experiment with her recipe, this was a nice change. I will only suggest one other thing, leave it in the refrigerator so it doesn't get soggy. This cake lasted all week and still taste great. It didn't look any different on the fifth day!
1 stick(1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups of mixed berries sliced (I used blueberry left whole, raspberry and strawberries sliced)
1/1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 large lightly beaten eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2  cup sour cream
jam

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a loaf pan 5x9 inch in size.
Slice fruit and mix together with 2 tablespoon any flavored jam set aside.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together butter, and sugar till light and fluffy around 5 miinutes. Add eggs, vanilla, mixing in the flour and rest of dry ingredients. Stir in the sour cream till well blended. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan, top with fruit, end with the remaining batter. Bake on 350 degrees around an hour  and 15 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean.  I served this at room temperature with whipped cream. Leftover cake will store better in the refrigerator for up to five days.

38 comments:

Greg said...

That looks and sounds amazing. This goes into the must try recipe file.

Emily Malloy said...

Oh my this looks like HEAVEN!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Pound cake is SO rich and perfect - love how you added berries - your grandma would love it!

ARLENE said...

My grandmother remarried after my grandfather died and her new husband was Swedish. She used to bake a poundcake that weighed a ton, but was so delicious. I actually loved it that way, so I'm sure I'd love this one, too. I've never baked strawberries since I didn't know if they'd disintegrate. Glad to see they don't.

Angelina @ April Violet said...

Yay for what I'm making for our 4th of July cookout!
So wishing I could eat that for breakfast this morning :-)

Melynda said...

What a great idea, looks delicious Claudia.

Drick said...

such a lovely loaded berry pounder, surely gonna do this one... just imagine the fresh berry taste with the butter cake

alison said...

your grandma recipe is gorgeous,you made a great poundcake!

Lenia said...

Absolutely mouthwatering!Congratulations for your grandma's recipe!Hugs from Greece!

Su said...

What a gorgeous cake... it looks heaven for the taste :D I wish I could have a bite right now.

Patti said...

All I need is a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Looks great Claudia!

Anncoo said...

Oh Claudia, Your grandma makes the most perfect pound cake. Look sooo delicious with the berries in it!

Reeni said...

Berry heaven! This lasted 5 days? My family would make it disappear!

Kate@Diethood said...

Berry and poundcake in the same sentence?! YES, Please! :)

Federica said...

OMG! This cake is absolutly amazing dear, I'm mouthwatering. Good good and good again ^__^ Bye bye, have a great we

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful pound cake and colourful presentation

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Comfy Cook said...

This is another cake for hubby and for me but mainly for hubby. He has this mantra - pound cake - nut cake, pound cake - nut cake. This is a super pound cake.

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Claudia said...

That rich butter cake stuffed with berries has it all. A sublinme celebration of berries and cooking fresh and local. Your grandmother was very wise.

My Little Space said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your grandma's recipe. Do you mind making one for my birthday? :o) Hope you're having a terrific day.
Kristy

Priyanka said...

Its so refreshing and beautiful....

Joanne said...

I'm trying to figure out what to make for father's day dessert and this sounds like one delicious option! I love that you stuffed it with fruit!

hmariek said...

Wow! Those berries look incredible!! Such a light and fresh dessert. Perfect for a summer BBQ, the Fourth of July is coming up!

Luciana said...

mmm...che meraviglia!!! adoro le ricette con la frutta!!! complimenti e buon week end :)

Catherine said...

Hi Claudia, The fact that your grandma made this says, "delicious". I know that grandma's made the best baked goods. Have a good rest of the weekend. Blessings, Catherine xo

Ann said...

Looks delish! Lovely, light and who doesn't love pound cake...or berries?!

Lizzy said...

Just gorgeous, Claudia! I love that you made a berry layer..so pretty~

Sandra said...

Not only does it look pretty and tempting but amazingly delicious!!! Awesome recipe..

Eliotseats said...

Beautiful! I love that you experimented with an heirloom recipe! Grandmother would be proud I am sure.

Jean Soo said...

lovely! this looks yummy too! :)

flourtrader said...

I really like the tight crumb on this cake and it looks moist too. The pockets of berries are a nice touch. Great pics-delicious!

briarrose said...

How fun to bake the fruit in instead of just serving it on top. Give the cake some lovely color as well.

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

My mouth is watering just reading the post...I love pound cake, looks amazing!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love all the berries in this. What a beautiful cake! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

Sandra said...

Woo-hoo, love, love, love poundcakes! This is a beautiful luscious cake.

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Pound cake is so wonderful, but yours, with the addition of the berries, is unbelievable! What a superb, sweet creation, Claudia!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

P.S. Thank you for kindly sharing this great pound cake on Fresh Food Friday! As you know, I chose to feature it this week to show off more of your great recipes! Thanks for being such a loyal participant, Claudia! I wish that I could meet you in person someday!

Magic of Spice said...

What a wonderful and fresh re-do of your grandmas recipe. Looks so summery and deliciously fresh :)