Matcha Cake

Matcha Cake with Tartan #ChefanieSheet

Matcha Cake with Tartan #ChefanieSheet

Even if you aren't the most adventurous eater, anyone can get behind this Matcha Cake with Chefanie's signature Buttercream Frosting. With just a hint of that green tea taste, this cake packs an extra punch and is sure to wow your guests this holiday season. Oh, and the color is amazing as well!

RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Buttercream Frosting:

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • (Up to) 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Prepare three, 4-inch cake pans by spraying with pam.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking power, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder. Set aside.
  • Using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium until fluffy. Then beat in vanilla.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. 
  • Gently beat in buttermilk until just combined. 
  • Slowly add flour mixture until completely smooth. 
  • Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30 minutes.
  • While cakes are in the oven, in a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer (fitted with a whisk), beat the butter on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • With the mixer running on low, add confections' sugar, matcha powder, and salt.
  • Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes.
  • Taste. Add an extra pinch of salt if needed.
  • Allow cakes to cool for 15 minutes and then remove from pans. 
  • Once the cakes have cooled, spread buttercream in between each cake layer.
  • Apply #ChefanieSheet & enjoy!

Note: This cake batter is enough for three 4-inch cake pans and serves 6.

Active Time 30 minutes. Total Time 1 hour.