Matcha Cake with Vanilla Butter Cream Icing

One serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea.  Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea as per Matcha   

Ingredients for the cake batter:

2¾ cups cake flour
3 tsp baking powder.
¼ tsp salt.
2½ tsp matcha powder.
227g room temperature Rama margarine.
1 1/3 cups castor sugar.
4 eggs at room temperature.
2 tsp vanilla essence.
1 cup milk

Ingredients for the icing:

554g room temperature Rama margarine.
3¾ cups sifted icing sugar.
1 tsp vanilla essence.
1/8 tsp salt.

 

Matcha Cake with Vanilla Butter Cream Icing

Method for the cake:

Combine the cake flour, matcha powder and baking powder in a bowl.
Cream margarine and castor sugar in a bowl, until light and fluffy
Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well between each egg.
Now add the vanilla essence and beat to combine.
Add the matcha powder and milk, whisk to combine.
Divide the batter between 2 x 20cm cake pans that are well greased.
Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until the cast tester comes out clean.
Allow the cakes to cool for 10 minutes in their pans, turn out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

To make the frosting, cream the margarine until light and fluffy, add the vanilla essence and beat and add a little icing sugar at a time and beat well until a nice smooth icing is achieved.
To assemble the cake, place the first layer on your cake board, spread a generous layer of icing on top of this layer, place the second cake on top and then ice the entire cake.
Decorate as you like

Prepared, tried and tested Bobby Swanson  

 

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