Toasted Pound Cake with Fresh Berry Compote Recipe

Toasted Pound Cake with Fresh Berry Compote Recipe

How To Make Toasted Pound Cake with Fresh Berry Compote

Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside toasted pound cake is packed with citrusy orange, and topped with a sweet-tart berry compote, for a tasty treat!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Sit Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 45 minutes



For Cake:

  • 1cupbutter
  • 2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 5large eggs
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • ¼cupmilk
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbsporange zest
  • 2tbsporange liqueur,optional
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½tspkosher salt

For Compote:

  • cupsstrawberries,(1 pint), hulled and quartered lengthwise
  • 2cupsraspberries,(1 pint)
  • cupsblueberries,(1 pint)
  • ¾cupsugar
  • 1cuporange liqueur,or orange juice



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter at medium speed, scraping bowl often, for 2 to 3 minutes, until creamy. Continue beating, adding eggs 1 at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes, until well mixed.

  3. Add sour cream, milk, vanilla, orange zest, and orange liqueur, if using. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes, until well mixed, scraping bowl often. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and salt; beat until just moistened.

  4. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan.

  5. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

  6. Cool for 15 minutes; remove cake from pan. Cool completely.


  1. Combine the berries, sugar, and orange liqueur or orange juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

  2. Let sit at room temperature at least 1 hour.

To Serve

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the pound cake into 8 to 10 slices. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Toast for 7 to 9 minutes until golden.

  3. Arrange slices on a serving platter and either drizzle with compote or serve compote in a bowl on the side. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 673.43kcal
  • Fat: 22.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.75g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 98.76g
  • Fiber: 4.13g
  • Sugar: 72.31g
  • Protein: 7.42g
  • Cholesterol: 145.41mg
  • Sodium: 142.08mg
  • Calcium: 54.23mg
  • Potassium: 223.66mg
  • Iron: 2.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 210.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.06mg
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