So Juicy! Pound Cake with Whole Kyoho Grapes

So Juicy! Pound Cake with Whole Kyoho Grapes

A rich cake with the slightly sweet taste of unpeeled grapes! Take a bite and you'll enjoy the aroma of the kirsch and the sweet-sour flavor of the grapes.

Ingredients: 18cm pound cake

Cake flour
135 g
Butter (room temperature)
100 g
80 g
Eggs (small size)
Baking powder
1/3 teaspoon
Kyoho Grapes (seedless)
100 g (about 10~14 grapes)
Kirsch (or brandy or lemon juice)
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon


1. Wash the grapes and pat them dry. Drizzle on the Kirsch (or brandy, lemon juice) and sugar. Set aside.
2. Put the butter in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until it becomes like mayonnaise. Add the sugar and mix until it becomes white and fluffy.
3. Mix in the eggs one at a time.
4. Change to a rubber spatula. Sift the flour and baking powder together into the batter. Mix together.
5. Line the pan with a cooking sheet and pour half the batter into the pan. Arrange the grapes on top of the batter, then gently pour the remaining batter on top.
6. Bake at 170℃ for about 45 minutes. When a skewer or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, it is done.
7. Bing cherry version. Carefully remove the seeds before using.
8. Blackberry version made in a muffin pan.
9. If you have grapes with seeds, carefully remove the seeds before using.

Story Behind this Recipe

While playing around with different ideas, I made various pound cakes with fruit inside. However, the grape one was the one I loved the most. Haha!