This Blackberry Pound Cake is so easy to make and is delicious. It will make a great, quick dessert to serve with coffee. You could sprinkle with powdered sugar or even add a glaze but it really doesn’t need anything. It just melts in your mouth!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups blackberries


Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. Cream the butter, sugar and eggs with a mixer. Add flour, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract and mix well with mixer. Gently fold in blackberries.


Pour in a 9 x 5 bread pan sprayed with cooking oil. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour until center tests done. Enjoy!  Note: You could use frozen blackberries but make sure they are thawed and all the water is drained.

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  1. Sue Craighead says:

    I love recipes with fruit, especially fresh fruit. I have used frozen berries and it works well but I just think there is more flavor and texture with fresh fruit. I also use strawberries in this recipe. With the blackberries, I sometimes get a wild itch for a bump up in flavor and I add finely chopped black walnuts. I love the flavor made by the berries and nuts. Thank you for sharing the great recipes you offer.

  2. I just made the above pound cake and it is delicious. But, I too had the problem with my berries all going to the bottom of the cake. I thought afterward that I should have floured the berries, but will do next time, plus fold some in and put some on top. Great recipe.

  3. Linda Harms says:

    So, how did you manage to keep your berries at the top of the cake? I’m sure new and experienced bakers would benefit from your advice.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You can dust your berries with flour and gently fold into batter with a spoon or sprinkle on top of batter. This works for me but most of the time I don’t even do this. Maybe, your berries are so large they just sink!

  4. Deidre O'Brien says:

    There was no printer icon for this recipe.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      It is at the bottom of the post right above where it says start your own blog. It is a green square with a printer on it. Click that.

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    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Dolly. Happy to have you on the site and happy you enjoy the recipes. Thank you for letting us know.

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