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Last updated: May 19, 2016 — Published: May 19, 2016 — By: Anita — 6 commentsA sake pound cake is an unusual but delicious way to enjoy a good Japanese sake/rice wine. The sake syrup makes the already tasty pound cake even better.
I can never turn down a good pound cake. It is so simple and yet there are so many varieties of them. A good classic pound cake is always a treat, but sometimes I like the weird ones too, like this sake pound cake. The cake by itself is not that boozy, but the since a good drinking sake has about 15-16% alcohol, adding 2⁄3 cup of it to the cake will definitely be a bit boozy, so please don’t drive afterwards, especially if your alcohol tolerance is pretty low.
I always use drinking sake for all my Japanese recipes. If you visit Asian grocery stores, they should have plenty of choices in the alcohol aisle. Those that are good enough for everyday usage don’t cost that much, about $6-$8 for a big bottle is usually good enough for cooking, much much better than cooking sake. If you want to buy one specifically for drinking though, something that cost at least $10 is usually better.
5.0 from 2 reviews
Author: Anita Jacobson
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hour