Delicious Pound Cake Slices with Nutella and Strawberries

Welcome to my delicious recipe for Pound Cake Slices With Nutella and Fresh Strawberries! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I love exploring new flavor combinations and experimenting with classic recipes. This dish is the perfect example of how I like to add a modern twist to a traditional favorite.

Pound cake has been a classic staple in British teatime for centuries. Its buttery richness and dense texture make it the perfect base for a variety of toppings and spreads. And what could be better than Nutella and fresh strawberries? The chocolate hazelnut spread pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the strawberries, creating a taste sensation that will leave you wanting more.

This recipe will show you how to take pound cake slices to the next level by grilling them and slathering on some Nutella and fresh strawberries. Perfect for dessert any time of year or as a special treat for Valentine’s Day or even birthdays!

So, get your ingredients ready because we are about to embark on a journey that will tantalize your taste buds like no other.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pound Cake Slices With Nutella and Fresh Strawberries
Pound Cake Slices With Nutella and Fresh Strawberries

Picture this: slices of soft, moist, and buttery pound cake, smothered in chocolate hazelnut spread and topped with sweet, juicy fresh strawberries. Doesn’t that make your mouth water? This simple and easy-to-follow recipe for Pound Cake Slices with Nutella and Fresh Strawberries will surely make your taste buds dance!

There are countless reasons why you will love this recipe! Firstly, this recipe uses fresh strawberries sliced to perfection, which adds a delightful pop of color and much-needed freshness to the dish. Not only are fresh strawberries deliciously sweet, but they also contain essential nutrients such as fiber, vitamins C and K, and folate.

Secondly, the pound cake used in this recipe is so versatile; it can be grilled to perfection or toasted like bread. It is so delicious on its own or as an accompaniment to other flavors. The soft texture of the cake slices, combined with the rich flavor of Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, creates an explosion of flavors in your mouth.

Lastly, this recipe is a classic dessert loved by all ages. We’ve added our twist to the traditional strawberry shortcake pound cake by incorporating rich chocolate hazelnut spread over the moist pound cake slices. The addition of Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread elevates the dish from a simple dessert to an indulgent treat.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for any occasion or celebration; whether it’s a birthday cake or a trifle to die for! This recipe proves that simple is often best; it’s easy to prepare but never fails to impress. So go ahead, give this heavenly recipe a try today!

Ingredient List

 Your taste buds are in for a treat with these Pound Cake Slices.
Your taste buds are in for a treat with these Pound Cake Slices.

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this delicious Pound Cake Slices with Nutella and Fresh Strawberries recipe:

  • 1 (16-ounce) store-bought pound cake or 1 homemade pound cake
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Nutella or any chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)

This recipe calls for fresh strawberries, but you can substitute them with frozen if they are not in season. For the pound cake, you can use a store-bought one like Sarah Lee Poundcake sliced, or make your own from scratch using any recipe that you prefer. The star of the show is the creamy and decadent Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread that will add an unbelievably rich flavor to this simple dessert. Finally, top it off with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for that extra bit of indulgence.

The Recipe How-To

 Nutella and fresh strawberries – a match made in dessert heaven.
Nutella and fresh strawberries – a match made in dessert heaven.

Now that we have covered the reasons why you would love to try my Pound Cake Slices With Nutella and Fresh Strawberries Recipe, let’s jump into the recipe itself!


Before starting, ensure that you have gathered all the required ingredients. For 12 slices of this delicious dessert, you will need:

  • 1 12-ounce loaf of pound cake
  • ¾ cup chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
  • 6 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Cut the pound cake into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  2. Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of the chocolate hazelnut spread on one side of each slice.

  3. On one half of the slices, layer sliced strawberries on top of the spread.

  4. Take the remaining plain slices and place them, chocolate-hazelnut-side down, on top of the strawberry-topped ones. Make sure to align the edges of the two slices.

  5. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat for about one minute.

  6. Place the completed sandwiches onto the heated pan and cook on one side for approximately 2 minutes or until golden brown.

  7. Flip and cook on their opposite side for an additional minute; repeat the process for her remaining sandwiches.

  8. Once ready, serve warm with whipped cream, if desired!

That’s it! A simple yet indulgent dessert that can be enjoyed with friends and family at any time – morning, afternoon or evening.

Substitutions and Variations

 Just one bite and you're transported to the English countryside.
Just one bite and you’re transported to the English countryside.

When it comes to cooking, substitutions and variations can add layers of nuance and creativity to a recipe. This strawberry pound cake with Nutella and fresh strawberries is no exception. Here are some ways you can change up the recipe and make it your own.

Firstly, for a healthier twist on this dessert, opt for whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. You could also swap out the Nutella for almond butter or peanut butter for a slightly different taste. Alternatively, use Cashew butter or Sunflower butter for a nut-free version.

If you prefer a different type of berry or fruit altogether, go ahead and experiment! Blueberries or raspberries would be a delicious substitute for the strawberries. You could even try peaches or apricots during the summer months for added sweetness.

This recipe can also be easily adapted to accommodate dietary restrictions. Simply use gluten-free flour, dairy-free butter or margarine, dairy-free chocolate hazelnut spread and egg substitutes such as applesauce or flaxseed meal.

If you’re feeling adventurous, consider grilling slices of pound cake before assembling the sandwich. The caramelized exterior will add an irresistible smokiness to the velvety chocolate hazelnut spread and succulent fresh fruit.

Finally, another variation to consider is turning this recipe into a trifle. Cut your pound cake into small cubes and layer alternating with sliced strawberries and whipped cream or cream cheese frosting. It makes for an impressive presentation that’s sure to impress everyone at your next gathering!

Remember, cooking is all about experimentation! Don’t be afraid to switch things up in the kitchen and see what new flavors you can discover.

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a garden party or afternoon tea.
Perfect for a garden party or afternoon tea.

Now that your pound cake slices with Nutella and fresh strawberries are ready, it’s time to serve them up and find the perfect pairing.

First off, let me emphasize how versatile this dessert is. Pound cake slices with Nutella and fresh strawberries can be enjoyed any time of day, for any occasion. It can be a lovely breakfast treat or a delightful dessert.

For breakfast, I suggest serving these pound cake slices with Nutella and fresh strawberries alongside a cup of coffee or tea. The sweetness of the fruit and hazelnut spread complements the delicious bitterness of coffee or tea.

When serving it as a dessert, I recommend pairing it with something like a glass of milk or a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream. This helps balance out the rich and sweet flavors of the chocolate hazelnut spread and fresh strawberries.

If you’d like something extra special, why not create a strawberry shortcake trifle? Simply layer the pound cake slices with fresh strawberries and whipped cream in individual cups or in one big bowl. It’s sure to be a hit at any party or gathering.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, try making Nutella-strawberry paninis – Giada De Laurentiis style! Just mix some cream cheese with Nutella and spread it on thick slices of pound cake before grilling the sandwiches until warm and toasty. The melted chocolate hazelnut spread mixed with fresh fruit will make you feel like royalty!

No matter how you serve these pound cake slices with Nutella and fresh strawberries, they are sure to please everyone who takes a bite. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This pound cake is so easy to prepare, you'll impress your guests without breaking a sweat.
This pound cake is so easy to prepare, you’ll impress your guests without breaking a sweat.

Making ahead and storing pound cake slices with Nutella and fresh strawberries is easy, making it perfect for entertaining. Here are some tips to make prep-time even smoother:

– Make the pound cake in advance: You can bake the pound cake up to two days in advance. After cooling, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and store it in an airtight container at room temperature. If you freeze it, thaw the cake completely before slicing.

– Store the slices: Once assembled with Nutella and fresh strawberries, store the cake slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This recipe is perfect for meal prepping or a grab-and-go breakfast or snack.

– Reheat the slices: This recipe tastes best served warm. If you’re reheating this dessert, I recommend microwaving the cake slice for 10-15 seconds on high or heating it up on a grill pan. Be careful not to overheat as this may cause the Nutella to become too runny.

With these storage and reheating tips, you can enjoy this dessert anytime you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The sweet aroma of fresh baked pound cake will have your mouth watering.
The sweet aroma of fresh baked pound cake will have your mouth watering.

When it comes to making pound cake slices with Nutella and fresh strawberries, there are a few tips that can help guarantee perfect results every time. Here are some of my recommendations.

Firstly, make sure you use fresh strawberries sliced into small pieces. Look for ripe berries that are bright red in color and have a sweet aroma. Avoid using overripe or mushy strawberries as they can spoil the texture of the pound cake.

It’s also important to use high-quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the chocolate hazelnut spread. You can choose to make your own homemade Nutella or use store-bought ones like 1-2-3 Savory’s Hazelnut Chocolate Spread or Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Spread, which both work great in this recipe.

When grilling the pound cake slices, make sure they are cut to a thickness of at least 1-2 inches as thinner slices may burn quickly or become dry. Additionally, try to evenly distribute the nutella spread on both sides of each slice before grilling them.

For an extra burst of flavor and texture, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream or a spoonful of cream cheese mixed with powdered sugar as a topping. Also, you may garnish with additional sliced strawberries on top.

Finally, take your time in assembling the sandwich. After spreading the nutella on one side of the pound cake slice, add sliced strawberries before placing another slice on top. You might want to try making a strawberry panini out of it by grilling each sandwich.

By following these helpful tips, you’ll be able to make a delicious and unforgettable dessert that everyone will love. Not only does this recipe offer versatility in how it is served (toasting like Sarah Lee Poundcake sliced May-to-Toast Style for example), but it also allows for endless creativity in adapting it to different occasions and serving styles!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this pound cake slices with Nutella and fresh strawberries recipe is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Not only is it an easy and delicious dessert or snack option, but it also offers numerous substitution and variation options that will make it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. Whether you use fresh strawberries or a hazelnut spread, this recipe is certain to satisfy your taste buds.

So go ahead and make this delicious pound cake dish today. With its fluffy texture, nutty flavor and sweetly intoxicating strawberry aroma, you won’t be able to resist. Try serving it grilled or as a sandwich filling for an even more decadent treat. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll never want to go back to plain old pound cake again.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and get started on this irresistible recipe today!

Pound Cake Slices With Nutella and Fresh Strawberries

Pound Cake Slices With Nutella and Fresh Strawberries Recipe

Super easy and quick dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Berries, Dessert, Easy, European, Fruit, German, Strawberry, Summer, Sweet, Swiss, Weeknight
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Calories 200.3kcal


  • 1 sarah lee poundcake, sliced (you may toast if you like)
  • 10 -12 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup nutella chocolate hazelnut spread


  • Spread approximately 1 T of Nutella on each slice of pound cake. Top with strawberry slices.
  • Enjoy.


Serving: 47g | Calories: 200.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.8g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 10.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 66.3mg | Sodium: 125.6mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 8.7g

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