Need a delicious recipe idea for St. Patrick’s day? Use Matcha! In celebration of this upcoming holiday and everything green, I tried making a simple Matcha cake with a rich buttercream frosting. Since the Matcha naturally turns everything so beautifully green, there’s no need for food coloring in your batter, especially when mixed with light colored ingredients, like flour or white chocolate. Anyways, this cake recipe was taken and modified from blogger Molly Yeh’s Matcha cake recipe that she created for Aiya last month. The possibilities are endless for St Patricks day themed treats when using Aiya’s Cooking Grade Matcha, but we’ll start off with this yummy jade green cake for your festivities.
A couple tips: Sift the dry ingredients together for a smoother cake finish, and make sure you soften the butter to room temperature before making your frosting. I made the mistake of microwaving the butter to soften, and the icing came out a bit softer than I desired. If this happens, leave the frosting in the fridge for a bit before decorating, and make sure the cakes are fully cooled to avoid having runny icing. Happy baking!
- 2 tbsp Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
- 1 3/4 cup Sugar
- 5 cup All-purpose flour
- 5 tsp Baking soda
- 5 tsp Baking powder
- 5 tsp Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- 5 cup oil
- 5 tbsp Vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup Boiling water
- 2 cups softened butter
- 4 2/3 cups Powdered sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Green food coloring
- Cake fondant
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease 2 round cake pans.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients except the boiling water.
- Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then stir in the boiling water. (It will be a very thin batter.)
- Pour into cake pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Begin checking at 28 minutes.
- Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, and then move cakes onto cooling rack. Make your frosting (below) and decorate as desired.
- For frosting, use an electric mixer to beat all the ingredients together until smooth.
- For decorations, knead a small amount of fondant until smooth and add green food coloring until you reach the desired green.
- Hand mold or use a cookie cutter to create desired shapes.
- Place on cake and enjoy!