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Niche Topics (Food and Drinks) offers a large collection of delicious food and drink recipes to help you decide what to cook, whether it’s a family dinner, lunchbox for the kids, or entertaining friends at home. Each recipe promises a completely different taste experience, and all are really easy-to-make.

 

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Green Tea Almond Cake

 

 

 

By Justina Lee

 

This green tea cake is really stupendous. Its light refreshing matcha taste and almonds are really the perfect combination of flavors. A truly pleasant summer cake that's sure to excite any jaded palate.

 

The green tea cake has a nice soft, moist and airy texture with a lovely chewy bite. The flavor lingers and builds on your tongue after the cake is gone.

 

I've tried a few recipes before, and this green tea cake recipe is by far the best and very easy to make. The thing to remember is get a really good matcha powder (not sencha). It's pricey but worth the money. I also use ground almond in this green tea cake because my husband and children love a nutty flavor, but feel free to stir in some red bean paste (available in cans at most Asian food markets) for a classic Japanese taste.

 

Green Tea Almond Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

4 eggs
1¾ cups flour
1½ cups sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons green tea powder
1 teaspoon almond, finely crushed (optional)

 

How to make green tea cake

1. Place butter and sugar in a bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

 

2. Add eggs to mixture, one at a time. Mix well.

 

3. Sift flour and green tea powder together in a bowl.

 

4. Add to butter mixture, and add ground almond if you're using.

 

5. Pour mixture into a lined medium loaf pan. You can also use greased 3 mini loaf pans and make individual small cakes instead.

 

6. Bake in a preheated oven at 360˚F for 30-35 minutes, until cooked or when a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

 

Enjoy your homemade green tea cake with a cup of freshly brewed matcha tea for a real Japanese ocha experience!

 

green tea cake recipe