This month's We Should Cocoa challenge is tea. Riding high on the (partial) success of my green tea biscuits (which I have yet to blog about) I decided it had to be a green tea and chocolate combination. I also briefly pondered chocolate and chai tea but as I didn't have any chai tea in the house, I promptly threw that idea out the window. I got some lovely matcha powder air flown from Japan courtesy of my dad who went on a business trip last year. I love the smell and colour of the tea. I was debating about chocolate cupcakes with a green tea frosting - either white or plain chocolate. I then came across a recipe for a green tea chocolate bundt cake and knew that I had to make it. Not least because I also get to use my brand new silicone bundt cake tin which I got last year :)
The cake had a lovely fragrant smell and it tasted delicious. The sponge was light and you could really taste the green tea even through the chocolate which is fairly strong. Everyone really enjoyed the cake and I'd definitely make this again.
the cake was still hot when I added the icing sugar as I was impatient! It still tasted good though :)
220g self raising flour
6 eggs - separated
4 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoon green tea powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Melt the chocolate with the milk and set aside.
- Whisk the egg whites until stiff but not dry and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy as shown.
- Add in the egg yolks, one at a time until well mixed.
- Fold in the sifted flour and salt and mix well.
- Add vanilla essence.
- Fold in the egg whites and mix until well incorporated.
- Divide the batter evenly into 2.
- Add chocolate mixture into one and mix well.
- Sift the green tea powder into the other and mix well.
- Spoon batter alternately into the bundt pan.
- Bake for about 50-55mins until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool cake in the tin for about 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Sift on icing sugar generously if desired. (tip: wait until cake is completely cool!)