2004年09月04日

Marbled Green Tea Cake Recipe

I posted this recipe a while back on my BBS site in Japanese. It's been a very very popular cake! The original recipe is a variation on a Gateau Yaourt.

For 2 mini loaf pans or 1 standard loaf pan:

Preheat oven to 375 F

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
a dash of salt (omit if using salted butter)
3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup plain FULL fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of melted butter (do not use margarine)

1 to 2 Tablespoons powdered Matcha green tea
about a teaspoon of lukewarm water
1 Tablespoon cream (optional)

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1) Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

2) In a large bowl, combine eggs and sugar and mix with an egg beater until well incorporated. Add the sifted dry ingredients from (1) and continue mixing. Add vanilla and yogurt and mix well. Gradually add the melted butter and continue to blend until the cake batter is smooth.

3) In another bowl, add the powdered green tea and about a teaspoon of luke warm water. Mix this into a paste. If desired, add a tablespoon of cream and continue mixing this into a paste. Add about 1/4 to 1/3 of the cake batter from above. Blend until it is a solid green color. Taste a little bit of the batter for tea flavor. It should taste like really strong green tea. If not, correct it by adding more green tea (by making a paste as noted above.)

4) Prepare baking pans by lining it with parchment sheet(s) and/or coating it with non-stick spray.

5) Add the green tea batter to the plain batter with a rubber spatula. Make 1 or 2 large swirls with the rubber spatula, being careful not to over-do it. If you get too zealous, you won't get a marbled effect. You'll just get a green tea cake!

6) Pour the batter into the prepared pans, hopefully by alternating between plain and green batter.

7) Bake for 40 minutes at 375F.

The cake is best if you let it rest 1-2 days in the fridge. Wrap tightly with saran wrap and aluminum foil and let the flavors develop.

Use the finest quality Matcha that you can find as it affects the final flavor of the cake! Storage, handling, and freshness is important too as matcha is most fragrant when freshly ground. A reputable tea dealer I've purchased tea from had matcha stored in temperature controlled vaults similar to wine cellars!

Click on the bottom link for a pic of the cake.

marbled green tea cake

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さっそくご丁寧なレシピを載せてくださってありがとうございました〜!!感謝感謝♪
しかし、がとー・やうーのアレンジとは思いつきませんでした。。。(ヨーグルト入ってるのはレシピ拝見すれば判ったのですが、がとー・やうーとはつながらなかったのです。うむ。)
こっちにまで食べ物関係トピック進出♪で、嬉しいやら申し訳ないやら…?(爆)
Posted by ぞうちか at 2004年09月04日 07:25
どこでも食べ物TopicOKよん。っていうか四六時中そのTopicかも(爆)

これのOriginal のレシピはチョコマーブルのケーキでやんす。
Posted by joyko at 2004年09月06日 14:28
Green tea recipe is the easiest of the recipies. I just boil some water and then put in a handful of green tea. And I"m done. :)
Posted by Keith at 2006年01月09日 19:46
Hi,
I`ve been meaning to try out this recipe for a while now, but wanted to get more precise quantities than US cup measurements. Thought your other Jpns blog might have it (vinrouge.exblog.jp) but to no avail. Could you point my in the right direction please?

cheers,
jill,
a brit macha (and jeremy hardy) fan in japan
Posted by jill at 2006年07月05日 12:32
脳裏に焼き付きます!!
Posted by メル友募集 at 2009年10月25日 10:21
いい記事ですね!
Posted by http://www.lynxblow.com/ at 2011年10月08日 18:46
さっそくご丁寧なレシピを載せてくださってありがとうございました〜!!感謝感謝♪
しかし、がとー・やうーのアレンジとは思いつきませんでした。。。(ヨーグルト入ってるのはレシピ拝見すれば判ったのですが、がとー・やうーとはつながらなかったのです。うむ。)
こっちにまで食べ物関係トピック進出♪で、嬉しいやら申し訳ないやら…?(爆)
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アサリとかカニとかエビとか採ったりして遊んだ。
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