Blueberry raspberry pound cake is a delicious dessert for summer when berries are in season. The red and blue berries make this the perfect dish for the Fourth of July!

Blueberry raspberry pound cake slice inside of cake with berries

I’m on a berry kick right now and for good reason—berries are in season! I’m talking strawberries, blueberries and (soon) raspberries. With so much fresh fruit available, I put it to good use and baked blueberry raspberry pound cake.

Before I go any further, I must admit that I actually used frozen berries in the pound cake, but for good reason! Frozen berries typically work better in cakes (especially heavy ones like pound cake).

Blueberry raspberry pound cake in pan with parchment paper overhead photo

Berries need to be coated in flour before mixing them in to the batter. Frozen berries hold on to the flour better and will keep the berries from bleeding their color into the batter.

Also, the flour will adhere to the batter and keep the berries from falling to the bottom of the cake while baking! See, frozen berries coated in flour work wonders in pound cake!

Of course, I couldn’t help but have a few fresh berries on the side with my slice of cake 🙂

Blueberry raspberry pound cake in baking pan on striped cloth

I used my go-to pound cake recipe and adjusted the measurements slightly so all the batter and berries would fit into a standard 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan. After a couple test runs, the cake turned out beautifully and full of flavor.

This pound cake is dense and rich—just what a pound cake should be. I like to use a bit of cream cheese along with butter for my pound cakes as it makes it richer in my opinion. But what makes this cake extra special are the berries.

blueberry raspberry pound cake loaf with slice and berries

Inside this pound cake, the berries are bursting with flavor and color. I am personally a fan of pairing the raspberries and blueberries because they create a red, white and blue effect in the cake. Can someone say, “Fourth of July”?!

The berries creates a bit of tartness in each bite, which pairs well with the buttery, sweet cake. The only thing that could have made this cake better would be a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Blueberry raspberry pound cake hand reaching for slice with summer berries

Try this blueberry raspberry pound cake for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or just when you’re craving a berry-filled dessert!

Tools needs to make raspberry blueberry pound cake…

  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00005UP2P” locale=”US” tag=”ifyogiablaki-20″]Stand mixer[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link identifier=”B00C0QJY40″ locale=”US” tag=”ifyogiablaki-20″]hand mixer[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B0026RHI64″ locale=”US” tag=”ifyogiablaki-20″]9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan[/easyazon_link]
Blueberry raspberry pound cake slice inside of cake with berries

Blueberry Raspberry Pound Cake

Blueberry raspberry pound cake is a delicious dessert for summer when berries are in season. The red and blue berries make this the perfect dish for the Fourth of July!
5 (7 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (187 g) unbleached all-purpose flour,
  • 1 ¼ cups (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 11 tablespoons (155 g) unsalted butter, , room temperature
  • 2 ½ ounce (68 g) cream cheese, , room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract,, optional
  • 4 eggs,, room temperature
  • ¾ cup (75 g) frozen raspberries
  • ¾ cup (75 g) frozen blueberries
  • extra flour for dusting berries

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and cream cheese at high speed, until very light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add the vanilla and almond extracts and 1 egg; beat well. Continue to add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.¹
  • Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture. Increase speed to medium and mix until the extremely light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Toss the frozen raspberries and blueberries in flour and, using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, gently fold the berries into the cake batter.³
  • Spoon the batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 75 minutes total. After 50 minutes, tent the loaf pan with tin foil and return the pound cake to the oven to bake for 25 more minutes.
  • Pound cake is finished with golden in color and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let pound cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then use the edges of the parchment paper to lift the pound cake out of the pan and set on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

¹ After adding the eggs, the batter may have pieces of butter/cream cheese. That is okay! Scrape down the sides, mix again, then add the flour. It will all come together!
² To store, wrap the cooled pound cake in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature for up to a week.
³ Tossing the berries in flour will prevent the berries from sinking to the bottom of the cake while baking. It also helps the berries from bleeding color into the cake batter.

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Blueberry raspberry pound cake is made with fresh summer berries for a delicious dessert. The recipe calls for cream cheese and butter for a rich, moist pound cake. Try the cake for Fourth of July or Memorial Day with the red and blue berries! | www.ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com

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