Have you seen this cake?
Matcha Green Tea cake for the Cakes for Japan cake sale.
I had planned on making a carrot cake, but then got completely intimidated by the other cakes that I saw here so I thought I’d try something different. Note to self: don’t try anything different.
Although the recipe did work and everything… I mean, it turned into cake… the feeling of horror when I saw how solid the batter (is that the word for raw cake?) was is something that I wasn’t quite prepared for. Not to mention the fact that it was just so GREEN.
Half of the flour/Matcha powder added. Looking… green.
The Matcha cream cheese icing doesn’t do much to detract from the colour…
Phew! Glitter makes everything prettier. Thank god for the edible kind!
And luckily not everyone is as weirded out by green sponge as me because my cake was sold along with every other cake in the sale in under 3 hours, raising £2000 for the Red Cross. Yay! But next time, I’m sticking to carrot cake.
With special thanks to:
Trusty plum coloured scales.
Fuji Matcha Green Tea powder.
And of course, glass of red wine. I couldn’t have done it without you.
(Check out my grubby paw prints on the glass. Proof that baking is really hard work).