Recipe by kittycatmom
This cake has a subtle green tea flavor, and is one of my Mom's favorite desserts. Not overly sweet which is just fine for us! I hope you will enjoy this Japanese treat!
Top Review by kwongcecilia
I have been craving for Green Tea chiffon cake for a while and today I just come across with this great easy recipe. So I told myself to half the recipe so that I won't over eat. Two modifications that I did:<br/><br/>- instead of using 1/2 cup of butter, I used 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil which made the cake more moist and fluffy.<br/>- instead of using 1 cup of flour, I used 1 cup of fortified cake flour that I got from the Chinese grocery. This is not the regular "cake flour" that you can get from Kroger or Tom Thumb. It is the "fortified cake flour" that has 7.8 g of protein in it. The Fortified cake flour made the cake very soft and raised properly. <br/>Overall I am giving this recipe 5 stars because the cake is so soft and moist and fluffy. It is like the cake that I had in Japan! Highly recommend using the fortified cake flour and grapeseed oil. It is worth it! My picture does not look too good because I couldn't even wait to put the cake on the plate and I ate it right off from the parchment paper! The baking time for my "half" recipe is 30 minutes in a rectangular baking tin. (the ones that people use for banana nut bread) It turned out to be very very good!
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon green tea powder (maccha)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
Directions See How It's Made
- Cream butter in a bowl.
- Add sugar in the butter and mix well. Gradually add beaten eggs and stir well.
- Sift flour, baking powder, and green tea powder together and add the flour to the egg mixture.
- Pour the batter into a buttered loaf pan. Bake in preheated 340 degrees F oven for about 30-40 minutes.