I continue to go boldly where I have never gone before. This next adventure in baking found me tinkering with pound cake recipes. I wanted to bring a poundcake and fruit to Christmas dinner. My granddaughter, Maya, has been drooling over this photo that I took some time ago. So, in addition to Terrie’s peppermint bark brownies,https://comfortdujour.com), I started thinking about making Betty Piefer’s pound cake (https://newclassicrecipe.com/2021/05/17/my-mothers-recipe-4-bettys-pound-cake-so-good-she-paid-the-plumber-with-it/). Betty used mace in her recipe which gives the cake a distinctive flavor. Then I started to think about Mother Cabrini’s recipe (https://newclassicrecipe.com/2021/08/16/mother-cabrinis-pound-cake-so-good-it-is-miraculous/). Mother Cabrini has a distinctive style of baking the cake. After a lot of thought and looking at other recipes, I created the following cream cheese pound cake with a berry filling. I hope you enjoy it.
VERY BERRY POUND CAKE
- Three sticks of unsalted butter
- 8-ounce block of full-fat cream cheese
- 2 and 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1/3 cup of creme freche
- 1/2 teaspoon of mace
- Two teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Six large eggs
- 3 cups of cake flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 cups of mixed berries
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease a 12-cup bundt pan with butter or spray
- Using a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth
- Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth and completely combined
- Add the sugar, mace, vanilla, and creme fraiche and beat until combined
- Add the eggs one at a time
- Add the cake flour, and baking powder and beat until just combined
- Pour half the batter into the pan
- Toss the berries with flour and evenly distribute over the batter
- Cover with the remaining batter
- Tent the pan with foil
- Bake for 75 to 95 minutes. Check after 75 minutes
- When a toothpick
I know this isn’t exactly a healthy recipe. Although, I do feel the fruit redeems it. Slice it into small pieces and enjoy. As May West said, ” Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
39 responses to “A VERY BERRY POUNDCAKE – another adventure in baking”
Ooh! What a wonderful, indulgent cake. Just right for a party or family get-together.
Thanks Viv. It ended up being so pretty that it really bolstered my baking confidence.
That looks delicious Bernadette!
Thanks so much.
This looks fabulous! I am drooling as I read. (not a nice look, sorry) The fruit makes it all worthwhile.
Thanks Darlene. I never thought I could bake a drool worthy anything.
The bundt cake looks absolutely stunning with that beautiful form and all the fresh berries!
Thank you Angie. Coming from you this is high praise.
Looks absolutely delicious! With the price of eggs right now, the six eggs almost made me fall out of my chair. Just kidding. I can tell by the ingredients that this would be one special cake, fruit or no fruit. 🙂
You are too funny. It was a special occasion and eggs hadn’t gone through the roof just then. Staying warm I hope.
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Thank you so much.
This looks delicious! We woke up to an inch of ice on our roads this morning, but the first chance I have to get to the store, I will be getting the ingredients for this. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you, Bernadette!!!
Oh you do need a bit of spring today. And, thank you for stopping by.
The cake looks amazing. Totally agree with the quote!
Thanks Ronit. I think Julia Child would have been a fun person to have as a friend.
This cake with berries looks very mouthwatering!
Thanks so much. It really turned out better than I expected.
So beautiful! A sensational spiral of sweet!
Thanks Dot. I was quite pleased with myself when it was all done.
Thanks Dot. It looked pretty and tasted yummy! I was in shock when it came together. Most things I bake don’t look so pretty.
I love the Julia Child quote, Bernadette, and the Mae West quote. The recipe looks amazing. No wonder Maya is drooling. And I loved how a little fruit redeems the indulgent recipe. I’ll have to add a few blue berries to my french fries. Lol. Thanks for the beautiful recipe!
Hope my comment went thru. Just saying – never apologise for cake :=)
Oh looks like my first comment didn’t go thru … Anyway, cake is good!!
LOL! Thanks Sherry. And, I agree completely.
Hi Bernadette, this looks amazing and sounds really delicious. I’ve picked my recipe from our recipe book and am making it on Saturday. I’ll then send you my review and the recipe I chose with pictures.
Thanks Robbie. I am looking forward to your post.
Yum, yum, yum! You had me at berries, Bernadette. I’m not sure how my box mix brownie recipe falls into any category next to this pretty pound cake, but thanks for the shout out! 😂
Maya, also was drooling over your brownie recipe. The two cakes were at the top of her list for Christmas dessert.
Berry, berry, indeed!
What a beautiful cake! The cream cheese must make it wonderful!
Hi, Bernadette – Maya was right! That cake looks absolutely amazing. For me, it’s less of a question of calories — but is it worth the calories? Your cake looks worth it x 100!!
Donna, that is absolutely the right question. No wonder you are so slim and beautiful.
I love the addition of cream cheese and the berries in the middle! And it looks stunning! Congratulations Bernadette! 🤩☺️
Who needs healthy? 🤪 Wonderful cake! Crème fraiche is such an underrated ingredient and I never thought to use mace in a pound cake. Now it’s time to make this!
Thanks for stopping by Christie.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Christie. The mace gives the cake a very unique flavor.