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Video:Japanese Green Tea Pound Cake

with Natasha Levitan

This yummy Japanese pound cake has a light consistency and a subtle green tea flavor. If you'd like a stronger tea taste, double the amount of powder required in this recipe.See Transcript

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Transcript:Japanese Green Tea Pound Cake

Hi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make Japanese green tea pound cake.

Green Tea Pound Cake Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp maccha (green tea powder)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl combine together flour, baking powder and green tea powder and mix them with a wooden paddle.

Cream the Butter

Soften the butter at room temperature. Mash it slightly with a fork so it's easier for the mixer to handle it. Insert the mixer and turn it on high, then slowly add the sugar and continue mixing it until they're combined. Then gradually add beaten eggs until you get a mousse consistency of a batter.

Combine All Ingredients

With the mixer running add your flour mixture to your butter-egg bowl and continue mixing until the batter is smooth.

Bake the Green Tea Pound Cake

Preheat the oven to 340 degrees. Oil your loaf pan and pour the batter into it. Place your loaf pan in the oven for 30-40 minutes. You will see the pound cake is done when the sides of it turn golden brown and pull away from the pan. Take it out and cool it.

Serve it with a sprig of mint.

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