July 07, 2010

For my matcha cravings: Green tea chiffon cake

I LOVE LOVE LOVE matcha (Japanese green tea), and I just don't seem to get enough of it. I have had major cravings for the stuff lately so you can well imagine how excited I was when my matcha soul sister, the lovely Miss Catty announced a Matcha Madness Month! My eyes lit up as I started imaging all the delicious creations one could make using this green gold.

This light and easy chiffon cake is made even healthier by adding matcha in it. Therefore I felt no guilt shoving down half the cake on one sitting.

Green Tea Chiffon Cake
(recipe by Yasuko Fukuoka in Fresh Japanese)

3 eggs, separated + 1 egg white
5 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
80g plain flour, sifted
1 tbsp matcha
crème fraîche, to serve

Put the egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl and whisk to make a smooth cream. Gradually whisk in the oil and 2 tablespoons of water. Add the flour and matcha and mix well.

Put the egg whites in a large bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Add the remaining sugar in 2 batches and whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy. Carefully fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture in 3 batches.

Pour the mixture into a greased ring tin (18cm across), and bake in 180C for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 160C and continue to bake until a skewer comes out dry (about 15 minutes). Leave to cool.

Serve with crème fraîche.

15 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Gorgeous cake Maria, and I love the fluffiness of chiffon :) awesome entry into Matcha Madness!

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  2. by the way is this photo taken with new lense? VERY NICE!!!

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  3. It truly is healthy when you consider it's only 1.5 eggs and a bit of sugar and flour! I love this flavour in chiffon cakes, a match made in heaven.

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  4. that looks awesome maria! mmm yummy matcha!

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  5. I heart matcha chiffon cake! So light!

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  6. Oooh look at that light airiness! Well done Maria! :D

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  7. Yummo! I'm not a fan of drinking green tea but I love it in desserts, go figure!

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  8. Mmm havn't had chiffon cake in yonks! And matcha chiffon... mmm sounds interesting!

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  9. hello! i tried the recipe and it turned out okay! but i think something went wrong in the middle the egg yolk mix after addition of the flour and matcha powder became super dry and almost became a dough. :/ i pushed on and added the egg whites. it turned out not bad still, just slightly heavier than yours (i think). mine turned out really spongy~ but otherwise it was rather good. thanks for the recipe! :)

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  10. I had green tea creme brulee at a Japanese restaurant last year. It was AMAZING! You have to make some. I can scout around for a recipe if you need one.

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  11. Can you clarify the recipe for me? so is it 3 egg yolks and 4 egg whites?

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  12. Calvin, yes! That's correct, one extra egg white goes in :-)

    Maria

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  13. Thanks for the quick reply! Will let you know how it goes!

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  14. Looks delicious! And the ingredients aren't too fatty or sugary either!

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