Raisin Sauce for Pound Cake

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
This home—style dessert that takes just moments to prepare. “I often substitute white cupcakes for the pound cake,” says Charlene Turnbull from Wainwright, Alberta. “It’s one of our favorite desserts!”


  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. With a serrated knife, cut pound cake in half widthwise; cut one half into four slices and set aside to thaw. Freeze remaining cake for another use.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in water until smooth. Add raisins. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and maple flavoring. Top each slice of cake with a scoop of ice cream; drizzle with raisin sauce.