Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kiss Me I'm Irish!

It's St. Patty's Day. It is only appropriate to have something green and delicious to post and talk about.
This is a Matcha Green Tea and Chocolate Marble cake adapted from I used soy milk instead of milk, simply because I stopped buying regular milk and soy or coconut milk has been the beverage of choice.

Chocolate Matcha Bundt Cake

Chocolate Mixture
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Matcha mixture
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp matcha powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Wet ingredients
3 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 cup soy milk, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease and flour (or cocoa) a 10 or 12 cup Bundt pan (I used a 13"x9" rectangular pan)
  • With a wire whisk, mix the dry ingredients for the chocolate mixture in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In another small bowl, do the same for the matcha mixture.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the creamed mixture evenly in two separate bowls.
  • Slowly add the chocolate mixture to one half of the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Then, add the matcha mixture to the other half of the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Drop alternating spoonfuls of each mixture into the bundt pan until it’s about 3/4 full.
  • For a marbled effect, gently run a knife through the two batters in a swirling motion. (Once or twice will do the trick.)
  • Bake for about 1 hour.
Some quick notes: Matcha can be found at WholeFoods in the tea section. It's kind of pricey so use sparingly. This particular recipe came out really moist, so the flour could be increased. The Matcha flavor was great, but next time I'd increase from 2 tablespoons to 3 tablespoons.

This delectable baking experience was accompanied by a hot movie date with Stephanie. We watched "He's Just Not That Into You". It was a perfectly lovely evening...and tonight! Trivia + Green Beer!

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