Friday, August 1, 2008

Green Tea Layer Cake

This green tea layer cake is made for dear J, as he loves green tea sweets and desserts :D The cake is light, moist, soft and not too sweet. I love the beautiful colour and unique fragrance of green tea. The buttercream also complements the green tea flavour perfectly. I will definitely try using green tea while making bread and cookies, or perhaps I should experiment with other types of tea? :)

Green Tea Layer Cake

6 egg yolks
30 gr sugar

75 ml oil
100 ml water

105 gr flour
10 gr green tea powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

6 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
50 gr sugar

40 gr butter
40 gr icing sugar

1) Combine egg yolks and sugar, mix well.
2) Add oil and water, mix well.
3) Add sifted flour, green tea powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well. Set aside.
4) In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar for 5 minutes.
5) Add sugar, beat until the mixture is stiff.
6) Fold egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, mix well.
7) Bake at 180 deg C for 20 minutes.
8) After cooled, divide cake into 4 parts.
9) Spread one part with buttercream, place another part on top. 
10) Repeat with remaining parts. Slice to serve. 
11) Buttercream: Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar, beat until smooth.

one 24 x 24 x 4 cm baking pan


Olivia said...


Just love these wonderful slices.


ika mahanani said...

i've tried this receipe
I put more sugar, but it still too bit for me
But over all, this cake is so moist and also has beautiful colour...

babe in the kitchen said...

olivia: glad you love them! :)

ika: i find them too bitter for my taste, too... but DH is a die-hard-fan of green tea, so he likes them bitter & not too sweet ^^"