Kanako's Kitchen

Azuki pound cake

Posted in mid-afternoon snack, Recipe by Kanako Noda on July 3, 2010

Hello everyone, long time no see! Sorry to abandon the blog for so long, but rest assured, I’ll be adding some fantastic Summertime recipes in the days to come.

Today, to celebrate my friend’s birthday, I made a very simple pound cake with Azuki – Japanese sweet red bean. Maybe this is not one of the most  typical Japanese deserts, but this is one of the best way to eat Azuki paste (Anko).

If you were a real fanatic, you could make the paste yourself, but here we use store bought.

Ingredient: for one pound cake mold

  • Yude azuki (Prepared red  azuki beans) – one tin (210g)
  • Milk – 50cc
  • Butter – 60g
  • Eggs – Two (medium)
  • Sugar – 60g
  • All purpose flour -70g
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon


  1. Cover a cake mold with aluminium foil in order to keep the cake from sticking to the mold. (Optional). Butter the foil.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180℃ (356F).
  3. Mix the Yude azuki and the milk.
  4. Melt the butter (microwave is ok) and mix it with the sugar.
  5. Lightly beat the eggs.
  6. Add Yude azuki and milk mix to the bowl containing the butter and sugar mix.
  7. Add beaten eggs to the mix.
  8. Add the flour and baking powder and mix thoroughly.
  9. Bake at 180℃ for about 40 minutes. (The time depends on the oven). Check with a skewer to see if it’s ready.
  10. When it’s ready, take off from the mold. Then, to keep the cake moist, cover with plastic wrap completely while the cake is still hot and set aside to cool.

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  1. kaylie said, on May 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    yum!! love azuki beans, must try to make this soon, thank you for sharing ^_^

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