Chocolate Sake Cinnamon Cake

Chocolate Sake Cinnamon Cake

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.

  • Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


  • none 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 none large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350°.

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

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.

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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 277none
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Saturated fat: 5.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 45g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 69mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 215mg
  • Calcium: 30mg

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Chocolate Sake Cinnamon Cake Recipe