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Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

"This moist cake topped with raspberry whipped cream is from a dear friend's vast recipe collection," writes Christi Ross of Guthrie, Texas. "It tastes like something Grandma would make and is pretty enough to serve at a special luncheon or shower."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 1 jar (10 ounces) seedless blackberry or black raspberry spreadable fruit, divided
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh raspberries and blackberries, optional


  • Place 3/4 cup of spreadable fruit in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 30-50 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Combine sour cream and melted fruit spread; add to creamed mixture alternately with dry ingredients, beating well after each addition.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • Place remaining spreadable fruit in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth. Brush over warm cake. Cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
  • For raspberry cream, place raspberries in a blender; cover and process for 2-3 minutes or until blended. Strain and discard seeds. Fold in whipped topping. Serve with the cake. Garnish with fresh berries if desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 497 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • mlromine
    Mar 13, 2011

    Excellent crowd pleaser, a little drier than I like but added 2/3 C buttermilk and came out perfect. Used fresh strawberries on top and just seedless fruit spread instead of the raspberry puree with the whipped cream and turned out beautiful!

  • kpincolorado
    Aug 28, 2009

    I chose this for my birthday cake this year and everyone loved it. My Mom said that she is keeping this recipe to take to church functions because it is so good and so easy.