Monday, January 19, 2015

Green Tea Cake

The first time I made this cake was in high school. Surprisingly, a lot of my staples come from my high school baking days. I suppose running 5+ miles a day all year round made me want to bake year round too. Anyways, when my friends and I made this cake, one of the girls accidentally baked the teaspoon into the cake. While it was baking, we looked for it to no avail. Then while slicing our dessert, my knife hit something solid. Kind of like king cake, right? Anyways, it was pretty hilarious as we all figured out where the teaspoon ended up. The cake tasted, just fine by the way! It still continues to be my mom's favorite. I made this green tea cake to celebrate her birthday right after Christmas. We also got her a spa day, chocolates, and cleaned the house since she is one amazing momma. The recipe is from All Recipes.

1 cup all-purpose flour 
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/4 cup matcha powder latte mix (I use trader joe's)
1 cup white sugar 
1 cup vegetable oil 
3 eggs 
1 cup plain yogurt 
1 vanilla bean

Grease and line 2- 8 inch round cake pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You can also use a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flours, baking soda, and salt. Cream together the oil, sugar, matcha mix, and eggs. Then mix in the yogurt and vanilla bean insides to the wet ingredients. Fold in the flour mixture. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick can be removed cleanly from the center.

2-8 ounce sticks cream cheese 
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp matcha latte mix 
1 vanilla bean, scraped
Milk, as needed to thin

Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the rest of the ingredients. If you want it sweeter, add more powdered sugar. To thin out, add milk. Frost cakes and devour!

1 comment:

  1. You love your tea-based confections, huh? (Your earl gray lavender cupcakes are still one of my favorites.)

    The spoon in the cake seems like a very Michelle moment. ;) It looks super tasty! Definitely going to try it out.



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