Toasted Pound Cake with Summer Berries and Grand Marnier

Even though summer is coming to a close, berry season is still going strong at our favorite local farmer's market, Pepper Place. If you ever get a chance to go to the Saturday Market, be sure to check out Burnett Farms. They are a popular go-to source for summer fruit.

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One of our favorite ways to enjoy local berries is serving them over toasted pound cake. Marta's Bakery, located in the Cahaba Heights neighborhood of Birmingham, makes incredible desserts that are reminiscent of our grandmothers' favorite recipes. We especially love their simple pound cake (but you shouldn't miss their seasonal peach cake). If you are searching for a tasty, beautiful and EASY dessert that can be thrown together in minutes, this recipe will do just the trick!

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Toasted Pound Cake & Berries

Recipe by Courtney Wright

  • 1 package Marta's plain pound cake, cut into 2" cubes and lightly toasted (or use your favorite pound cake from a local bakery!)
  • 2 cups mixed berries (we like using blackberries, blueberries and strawberries)
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest 
  • 2 Tbsp Grand Marnier


  1. Divide toasted pound cake and berries among six dessert plates (or eight, depending on how small or large you would like your servings!).
  2. Sprinkle orange zest over the berries on each plate, then drizzle Grand Marnier (start off conservative, then add more as desired!).
  3. Enjoy!


We are looking forward to serving this at our last neighborhood get-together of the summer. Let us know what you think! Don't forget to tag your pics with #SGPSavors!