Like Kermit the frog, this cake is green all over. Extremely green. Some might even say ghoulish. But perfect for spring in all of its extreme green, it's green tea flavor makes it extremely delicious.
Wonderfully moist and rich, this cake is gorgeously green and wonderfully flavored with the essence of green tea. If you want a less sweet cake, omit the green tea syrup sugar step. If you like sweet bundt cake, then by all means, go for the green tea syrup. It's a striking addition to any dessert table.
Step 1: Ingredients - Cake
3 tablespoons matcha powder (available at your local Asian or Japanese Supermarket)
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
Step 2: Method - Cake
Whisk together flour, matcha powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Step 3: Method - Cake
Step 4: Method - Cake
Bake cake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then invert it onto another rack.
Step 5: Ingredients - Green Tea Syrup
â cup of water
1 tablespoon matcha powder
Step 6: Method - Green Tea Syrup
Step 7: Serving Suggestions
You can also just make the cake WITHOUT the green tea syrup. It will be less sweet, but delicious nonetheless.
Feel free to slice into the cake and enjoy that intense color and beautiful green tea flavor.