Monday, February 7, 2011

Simple Green Tea Cake


The oven at my house has a weird quirk. It auto-fluctuates temperature. Like how women auto-fluctuate their emotions. It's cute but sadly, it has cost me many failed recipes. My oven may auto-fluctuate but one thing's for sure, I'm not giving up.

I stuck to my gut and made a simple recipe(in case it goes bad again), a green tea pound cake. With only 6 ingredients to mix, this indeed, is a piece of cake. Best of all, it tastes great.

serves 4

2 large eggs
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp matcha (green tea powder)
1/2 tsp baking powder

-Preheat oven 340F/175C.

- Whisk flour, baking powder and matcha powder.

- Cream butter in a bowl. Add sugar in the butter and mix well. Gradually add beaten eggs and stir well.

- Sift flour mixture into the egg mixture.

- Gently stir and incorporate the ingredients.

- Pour batter into an 8 inch buttered loaf pan.

- Bake for 30-40mins. Insert something sharp like a toothpick into the center, if it comes out dry, the cake is ready.

- Serve with chocolate fudge or simply enjoy it by itself.


  1. I find it a tad too sweet but very fragrant and yummy!