This is the last of the 4 pound cakes I baked for the prayer weekend last Sunday, the other 3 being two Condensed Milk Pound Cake and one Nigella Maderia Cake. Out of the 4 cakes, this is my absolute favourite and it was also very well-received by the folks at the prayer weekend who had probably never tasted a green cake before! Many of them had asked me what the green cake was, and they were all very eager to try it out when I said that it was made of green tea powder. Luckily the cake didn't let me down. :)
This cake was very moist and flavourful and the scent and taste of the matcha green tea powder was evident but not too overpowering. It was a nice refreshing taste, definitely one good recipe to wow your guests!
Recipe adapted from Food.com
2 big eggs
2 big eggs
125g plain flour (1 cup)
150g sugar (2/3 cup)
112g butter (1/2 cup)
1 tbsp matcha green tea powder for baking *
1/2 tsp baking powder
* I bought my green tea powder from a baking store in Singapore.
1. Sift the flour, baking powder and matcha green tea powder together. Preheat the oven at 170 degrees celsius.
2. Using a cake-mixer, cream butter and sugar together till light and fluffy.
3. Gradually add beaten eggs and mix well.
4. Add the sifted flour mixture in 3 additions. Use a spatula to fold in the flour swiftly and thoroughly.
5. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 170C (or 340F) for 50 min. (Original recipe stated 30-40 min but I found the cake still too wet after 40 min, so I extended the baking time by another 10 min).