Saturday, October 23, 2010

Matcha Pound Cake

I love to eat my slice of pound cake with a cup of milk. The amount of matcha in the cake is just right for me. If only I have the red bean paste, that will be heavenly perfect!

Thanks to Happy Home Baking for sharing the recipe. :)

Matcha Pound Cake
Adapted from: Happy Home Baking

Ingredients (Makes a loaf)
120 g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp matcha powder
100 g sugar
100 g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
2 eggs, lightly beaten
200 g red bean paste

1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a loaf pan.
2. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and matcha powder together. Set aside.
3. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture turns pale and fluffy.
4. Add in the eggs gradually, beating well after each addition.
5. Sift over the flour mixture in 3 separate additions. Each time, gently fold with a spatula until flour mixture is fully incorporated into the batter.
6. Spread 1/3 of the batter evenly into loaf pan, spread a layer of red bean paste on the batter. Cover with 1/3 of the batter and spread another layer of red bean paste. Spread the remaining 1/3 of the batter.
7. Smoothen the batter evenly and make a slit in the centre (length-wise) with the tip of the spatula.
8. Bake at 170°C for 35 – 40 minutes or until the cake turns golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

- I omitted the red bean paste.