Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chocolate Matcha Cake


Matcha and chocolate in a cake! What's not to like? My only regret is that the chocolate taste took over the matcha one, so I could barely taste that. I would definitely add an extra tablespoon or so next time for a stronger taste and color!

Chocolate Matcha Cake
Adapted from Bakerella
Makes one bundt cake

Chocolate Mixture
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Matcha Mixture
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2-3 tbsp matcha powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients
3 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups milk, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and dust it with cocoa.

With a wire whisk, mix the dry ingredients for the chocolate mixture in a small bowl and set aside. In another small bowl, do the same for the matcha mixture.

Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla, and mix until throughly combined. Divide the cream mixture evenly in two separate bowls.

Slowly add the chocolate mixture to 1/2 of the creamed mixture and mix throughly. Then add the matcha mixture to the other half of the creamed mixture and mix throughly.

Drop alternating spoonfuls of each mixture into the loaf pan and gently run a knife through the two batters in a swirling motion (for a marbled effect... mine failed!).

Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
(I halved this recipe to make a loaf cake, the baking time still remains 1 hour and 15 minutes.)

1 comment:

ajcabuang04 said...

Taking a break from studying is def. worth it!! :) Either that or just flat out pigging out on food and then going back to studying. lol. This looks interesting! Never seen it before but it sounds delicious with Sriracha!