Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Chocolate and Green Tea Cake

Chocolate and Green Tea Cake 

2 cups flour 
1 tablespoon baking powder 
Pinch of salt 
4 large eggs 
1 cup white sugar 
1 cup milk 
225g butter, melted 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
2 tbsp cocoa powder 
2 tbsp green tea powder 

Preheat oven to 175C. Butter a 9" round cake pan. Line with parchment paper. 

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. 

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs and sugar. On medium speed, beat until the mixture is light and creamy. Add milk, butter, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. 

On low speed, add the flour mixture and mix until the flour is just incorporated. 

Divide batter into 2 equal portions. Add green tea powder into one portion. Add cocoa powder into another and mix well. 

Scoop 1/4 cup of green tea batter into the middle of the cake pan. Then scoop 1/4 cup of cocoa batter and pour it in the center (right on top) of the plain batter. Continue to alternate between the plain and cocoa batters (always pouring it in the center right on top of the previous batter) until you use up the batters. 

Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 40 minutes.