Fruit-Topped Pound Cake

No doubt about it… we are definitely in the throes of summer.

I don’t know how hot it is in your area, but it’s so steamy here, I can barely tolerate going outside.

With temps like this, all the more reason to keep eats and drinks as refreshing as possible.

I think you’ll find this fruit-topped pound cake fits that bill to a tasty T.

pound cake with blackberries

You know I like simple recipes and it doesn’t get much easier than this.

Of course, you start with pound cake… then add fruit and whipped cream.

You can make your own pound cake from scratch or keep it simple (like I did) and use a boxed mix.

pound cake slices

When it comes to whipped cream, homemade is so much fresher and tastier.

I think once you make your own whipped cream, you may never go back to store-bought again.

Even though you only need three, simple ingredients for whipped cream… I’ve included a downloadable recipe below.

whipped cream

Homemade Whipped Cream
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 3 cups
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Chill the stand mixer bowl and whisk attachment for a few hours so they're cold before use.
  2. Whisk the whipping cream on medium for a few minutes.
  3. Add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla and continue to whip on high until light, fluffy peaks appear.
  4. Spoon dollops onto dessert right away onto fruit-topped dessert or refrigerate whipped cream until ready for use..

pound cake desserts

This is the kind of dessert that works with just about any fresh fruit you choose.

I love the way the strawberries, blackberries and pineapple add assorted pops of color to the dish.

Add a few mint leaves here and there for extra good looks.

Scrumptious looking, isn’t it?

pound cake and fruit

The day I made this, I talked my mom into making the same dessert for a dinner party she was attending the next evening.

Rather than topping all her slices with fruit and whipped cream up front, she only topped a few for display purposes.

Then, she filled small serving bowls with the fruit and whipped cream so that her guests could select the fruit they wanted and top their own slices to please them.

Mom said the sweet offering was a big hit.

fruit and cake assortment

Imagine serving this fruit-topped dessert at your next luncheon, dinner party or special event.

Stack the desserts yourself or consider how my Mom served hers.

You can tell, I’m pretty smitten with the simplicity and beauty of this dessert.

fruit pound cake slice

It doesn’t take much to turn a plain pound cake into something pretty fancy looking.

In the meantime, stay cool…. if you can.

This dessert will help.

pound cake fruit slices

Thanks for stopping by.

See  you back here next time. 

  • Botanic Bleu

    You are so right. Once you have made your own whipped cream, store bought just does not do the trick. Love your fruit-topped pound cake. My mom had a real sweet tooth and always sugared fresh fruit so it would juice making the cake even moister from the juice.


  • Sherry

    Looks yummy! Thanks for the idea. Beautiful photographs.

  • Jeanne

    We’re still at 100 degrees…a full month…and no rain. Not that I’m complaining…OK, maybe a little. 🙂 Lisa, This dessert is perfect and so beautiful. I have dinner/overnight guests this Thursday (101 is predicted)…this will fit the bill!

  • [email protected] Designs

    This dessert is always a favorite of mine….especially in the summer months with the fresh fruit in abundance!….You always make everything look so beautiful with your amazing photography!!!….Now I have to take your lead and add great mint leaves to the fruit topping!

  • Elaine Tutman

    I love the photos as much as I love the dessert ideas. Thanks for the shout-out on my providing the dessert the dinner party. You forgot to mention that I used fresh mint from my garden. I put stalks of the mint in a tiny glass (as you would flowers in a vase) and guests pinched off the leaves themselves for the dessert. Stay cool. Nana Banana

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Your dessert looks irresistible! I really like the idea that each person can get their preferred topping. Beautiful photos, Lisa! Have a great day!! Oh! Yes! our weather will be getting into the nineties by the middle of the week. 🙁

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