Moist and Delicious Matcha (Green Tea) Cake

Moist and Delicious Matcha (Green Tea) Cake

A Moist, Dense Matcha Cake with a Crunchy Outer Layer

 

This Matcha Cake Recipe I’ve curated for you creates a dense and moist green tea cake with an outer layer that has a great crunch to it. With just the right amount of sweetness, it can be enjoyed as dessert or even as breakfast. I promise you, you will absolutely love this treat!

And besides that, this #MatchaCake is easy and it goes perfectly with #MatchaGreenTea.

 

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So, what is so magical about green tea powder?

Matcha is not a fluffed up trend; it has been the flavour of Zen Buddhism, tea ceremonies in Buddhist temples, and ancient China for aeons. For all my health conscious readers, you need to know that Matcha green powder which is rich in antioxidants will be the answer you are looking for when it comes to enhancing your mood and detoxifying & relaxing your body.

With ‘satori’ and meditation becoming popular, Matcha’s natural properties are beneficial to be ‘in the moment’. Furthermore, the potency of drinking Matcha tea and its healing properties works on all levels; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ~ bringing about a calming and soothing effect on the mind, body, and spirit.

Additionally, a cup of Matcha tea is energizing and it works well on the lines of a daily detox. And the flavour is superior to green tea ~ so for those who are consuming green tea for health reasons, a switch to Matcha tea is the answer.

 

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Ready to try your new favourite Matcha-based snack?

Keeping the healthy and healing properties of Matcha in mind I’d encourage you to indulge yourselves with this Green Tea Cake!

Please note: You will need natural green tea powder to make this cake, which is available in most Asian grocery stores, if not, can be found online. The Japanese label will read as ‘Matcha’ and the Korean one as ‘Nokcha Karu’. A reminder that this has caffeine in it for those who are on an off-caffeine diet.

 

Ingredients

  • Eggs ~ large (2 nos.)
  • Flour ~ 1 cup
  • Sugar ~ 2⁄3 cup
  • Butter ~ 1⁄2 cup
  • Green tea powder {Matcha} ~ 1 tablespoon
  • Baking powder ~ 1⁄2 teaspoon

Please note: If you don’t have cake flour and need to substitute all-purpose flour in this recipe, then you need to use LESS all-purpose flour.

 

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Preparation

* Cream the butter well in a bowl. To this add sugar and mix well.

* Beat the eggs together in another bowl using an electric mixer until the volume doubles or triples. Add the beaten eggs gradually to the above mixture and stir well.

* Sieve flour, green tea powder, and baking powder and add them to the egg mixture.

* Pour the batter into a buttered loaf pan {you may use parchment paper instead ~ I always recommend my readers use parchment paper or grease-proof paper as they are hygienic}.

* Bake in a preheated oven {340 degrees F /175 degrees C} for about 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

 

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The end result is divine; a soft and spongy green tea cake ~ not too sweet and so flavourful! This recipe has always been a hit with my friends and family, and I have to say that there is nothing to beat that distinctive aroma of green tea that pervades my kitchen and home after baking a Matcha Cake!

 

So what is it that’s stopping you from pepping up your culinary skills and springing a fresh surprise on family and friends?

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