Pound Cake with Strawberry Sauce

This rich Pound Cake with a simple homemade strawberry topping sauce is a classic dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth! Fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped topping add extra yumminess!

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Pound Cake With Strawberries

Did you know that this cake was created back in the 1700’s WAAAY before leavening agents were incorporated into recipes?

It was called a Pound Cake so that bakers could remember the recipe ratio.

One pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. I learned that way back in the 7th grade when I took a home economics class.

Funny how I remember that tidbit! I also learned how to make cream puffs in that class, which I’ll have to share in another post.

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The pound-for-pound ratio makes a heck of a lot of cake, so over the years cooks have adjusted the recipe to accommodate smaller families and started to change up the classic recipe by adding baking powder and milk.

I like using the plain pound cake recipe when I want to serve it with my fresh strawberry sauce.

Strawberries with pound cake is always a hit, but go ahead and customize your pound cake by getting creative with ingredients.

How about adding flavorful extracts like coconut, almond, lemon, or even a splash of rum?

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Let all your ingredients sit a room temperature. I forgot to set out my eggs, so I put them in a bowl of warm water for about 10 minutes to get them to room temperature quicker.

I used a small bundt pan (7-inch round) and a loaf pan for two different types of serving options.

The loaf went to work with me!

Pound Cake on a white plate topped with strawberries.

Strawberry topping

I’m seeing lots of strawberries in my stores and at the farmer’s market!

I picked up three pints of very sweet berries from a roadside produce stand.

Some strawberries were eaten right away, others were sliced and put in the freezer for my smoothies for later.

The remaining batch of strawberries was turned into strawberry topping!

Top With Mango Puree

You also might enjoy topping a slice of pound cake with a simple mango puree topped with whipped cream.

Slices of pound cake topped with mango puree and whipped cream.
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Pound Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Tender pound cake is sweet enough to enjoy the cake as it is or top with homemade strawberry sauce and whipped cream for a special dessert.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pound cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 2 sticks 1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups fine granulated sugar
  • 4 extra-large eggs room temperature
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 pound Strawberries diced
  • 1/3 cup Granulated sweetener regular or sugar free
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Grease and flour pans (I used 9X4 loaf, and 7 inch bundt pan)
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a medium sized bowl until light and fluffy (approximately 5-8 minutes).
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Combine vanilla and buttermilk in a measuring cup.
  • Begin to add the flour and buttermilk to the batter, alternating between the two starting and ending with the flour.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes before removing them from pans.

Strawberry Sauce

  • Set 1/3 of the diced strawberries to the side. These will be added at the end.
  • Add the remaining berries and sweetener to a medium high heated saucepan, stirring occasionally until the juices are released, sweetener melts, and the mixture begins to thicken (5-8 minutes).
  • Remove from heat, add the vanilla, and stir until blended. Stir in the remaining diced strawberries.
  • Optional step – Take half of the topping and puree it in a food processor or blender. Return it to the mixture and cool at room temperature.


The batter is enough to make two standard loafs (8 1/4 x 4 1/2) or a large bundt cake. I used a small bundt pan (7 inch) and loaf pan (9 x 4).
Strawberry Sauce Topping Recipe


Serving: 1g | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g


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  1. Hi Sandra, We love all things strawberry in my house as my daughter is just obsessed with this perfect little fruit. I will have to make this so she can try it. It looks wonderful.

  2. Moist and delicious and way too tempting to leave at home unattended. A dollop of whipped cream on top would be grand. However my favorite way to eat poundcake, don’t laugh, is straight out of the freezer… I think it is because I never have the patience to let it unthaw so am used to eating it frozen.