Monday, March 5, 2012

Green Tea and Chocolate Cake

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Especially when it comes to the perfect gooey chocolate cake recipe! Remember this decadent chocolate cake we made last year!? Guess what!? We're making it again, this time reinvented in the form of a Green Tea and Chocolate Cake loaf! A perfect green dessert (MINUS any food coloring!) just in time to celebrate St.Patty's day!

Healthy and delicious, the green tea pairs so well with chocolate, it's a match made in heaven. The earthiness of the green tea just elevates the bitter sweet chocolate flavor, and its one moist, gooey, tasty party in your mouth!

Check it out! The recipe has been tweaked a little to create the perfect balance of flavors.


1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1.5 tablespoons of Matcha Green Tea powder (available at any Asian Speciality store)
pinch salt
1.25 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sour cream (easily substitute this for low fat plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt)
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 375F

In a large bowl, sift your dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder & baking soda. Mix & sift well. 

In a bowl of your stand mixer or hand held mixer, gently combine the eggs, sugar, oil, extract, and milk. Once combined, add the dry ingredients a bit at a time to slowly incorporate. Lastly, add the sour cream and beat until your creamy batter has been formed and all lumps are gone.

Now, divide this batter into two equal parts. In one portion, add the cocoa powder and mix well. The second portion gets the Matcha powder to make a smooth, creamy, green batter.

Now alternating both batters, pour them into your cake loaf and bake (approx 50 minutes for a cake or until your toothpick comes out clean).

*This is quite a liquid batter, so takes longer to cook. But the resulting loaf is well risen and moist.

Once out of the oven let it cool completely before you slice and dig in! Serve with a scoop of your favorite chocolate Gelato or enjoy it as is!

1 comment:

  1. i am definitely going to try this one... looks and sounds delicious... btw the photos you have put up are of your products??