Written by Keiko
Matcha is not only for drinking tea. It’s also a great ingredient for making delicious cake and ice cream. Here I wanted to introduce you to a very easy recipe for making Matcha Cake.
Unsalted butter (room temp) 90g
Brown Sugar 80g
Eggs (room temp) 2
Organic White Flour 90g
Matcha powder 5g
Baking powder 2g
1. Mix the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer in a bowl until they are smooth and creamy.
2. Add the 2 eggs, one after the other, mixing until they are very smooth.
3. Add the flour, Matcha powder and baking powder and mix well.
4. Spread the mixture into a cake baking tin, bake for 35 minutes at 160 degrees, until it has risen.
I have recommended 5g of Matcha powder which is quite a lot, as I enjoy the taste of Matcha. If you prefer it milder, then you should adjust the amount to 4 or 3g.
I love the idea of having a piece of matcha cake with a cup of Ippodo’s hojicha tea. Hojicha tea has a tender taste with a smoky flavor, something that combines very well with the sharp taste of Matcha.
Have fun and enjoy your baking! And have a lovely tea time with this Matcha Cake recipe!