I got a free can of matcha powder from an Amazon seller a few weeks ago. It was fine as a cup of hot tea, but I wanted to know what else this perplexing green powder can do. A quick internet search led me to see I could bake with it!
And so I give you green tea chocolate cake!
Green Tea Chocolate Cake
From Crepes of Wrath
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp matcha powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8x8 inch pan. Beat butter and sugar until light an fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add in flour, baking powder, milk, and sour cream.
2. Take half of the batter into another bowl and mix in cocoa powder. Mix matcha powder to the first bowl.
3. Place alternating dollops of the batter in the prepared pan. Use a knife to swirl. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before serving.
This would be a fun addition to your Christmas baking...because it's green and it's delicious! Also, since it has tea in it you can totally eat it for breakfast.