Friday, April 20, 2012

Green tea layered cake

So this month's Aspiring Baker's theme is "layered cakes", hosted by Sam of Sweet Sensations, something I don't often bake so thought that this would be a good challenge! I think the last layered cake I made was a Victorian sponge cake.. and before that an Opera Gateau. So, to try something different I started looking up recipes for Green tea layered cake. The recipe I chose looked quite simple (haha! yes I go for easy and simple recipes =p) and in the end tasted pretty good. It didn't turn out as "green" as I would like and an aunty even commented "Is it green tea flavour? Why is it brown?" >_< but I think maybe I didn't add enough green tea or maybe other's put green tea colouring.


Well the icing was green =p and the cake was nice and moist as well :) It was lots of fun! Here's the recipe so you can try it out as well! I don't think this is limited to green tea flavour, you can add cocoa powder for chocolate, or vanilla essence or even do different colours! Have a go!

Green tea layered cake
Recipe adapted from www.greenteatoday.com/recipes/green-tea-cake-recipe

Ingredients
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self-raising flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarb soda
5 tsp green tea powder (add more for a more pronounced flavour!!)
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup yoghurt (I didn't have any so substituted this with 3/4 cup milk)
2 tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs

Green tea icing (double or even triple this for thicker layers of frosting)

1 1/4 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons margarine, soft
2 teaspoons green tea powder

1. Preheat oven to 180oC. Grease and line round cake tin.
2. Sift flours, bicarb soda, salt and green tea powder into large bowl.
3. In another bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs until smooth. Stir in vanilla essence.
4. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, alternating with the milk.
5. Mix well and pour batter into prepared cake tin. Bake ~50-60 minutes or until skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Cool cake on cake rack for ~30 minutes before slicing.
Looks nice just as it actually =p
7. Meanwhile, make green tea icing by beating icing sugar, margarine and green tea powder together until smooth. Keep in fridge till use.
8. Slice cake into 3 even layers.
3 even layers~ I even used a ruler!! ^^
 9. Spread icing on bottom layer and top with second layer. Ice second layer and sift over green tea powder. Add final layer, spread over icing. Sift over green tea powder and white chocolate ganache (i had some leftover so might as well put it to use =p).

First layer iced~
Second layer iced and sprinked with green tea powder~ just for some extra flavour~
Complete! Drizzle with white chocolate ganache for extra drippy effect :P


Slice for you!!!!

6 comments:

  1. mm! That looks very good! I like that it uses very simple and easily accessible ingredients too! Yummy!

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  2. looking nice Green tea layered cake recipe and very easy to prepare. Here i found Rose Green Tea recipe is very healthy drink.

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    1. thanks Apoorva =) Hope you give this cake a go! thanks for the recipe for the tea :)

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  3. What is the measurement for the cake pan?8inch?

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