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Chocolate Sake Cinnamon Cake

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Sake adds moisture to the cake and underscores the rich chocolate flavor. A sprinkling of sugar in the pan before baking creates a crunchy exterior.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 277
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 9.5 g
  • satfat 5.3 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 4.9 g
  • carbohydrate 45 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 69 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 215 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray, and sprinkle pan with 3 tablespoons sugar.

  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a large bowl; stir well.

  4. Place 2 cups sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine milk and sake; stir into egg mixture. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until combined. Fold in chocolate. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

  5. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.