By now, you have probably heard about this new and growing superfood trend: matcha green tea! It’s all the rage in coffee shops where you can order a matcha green tea latte or a matcha shot.
I am obsessed with Matcha. I have it near enough every day. Lately I gave up drinking coffee, so Matcha is my daily caffeine fix, always giving me that extra hit and boost of energy. However, you may not realise just how versatile matcha green tea is. Not only can it be used to make a wide variety of beverages, you can also use this super powder in food recipes to give yourself an extra delicious boost.
Our friends from Matchacha.ro recently surprised us with a Matcha mini kit, and since nothing lasts too long in our kitchen, a bundt cake with Matcha Tea glaze (obviously 🙄) was the best choice to try to integrate Matcha tea into our recipes.
For the Bundt Cake
- 4 eggs
- 200g sugar
- 150g yogurt
- 100g butter (melted)
- 275g flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 tmatcha tea (1 teaspoon Ceremonial Matcha Tea)
- pinch of salt
For the Matcha Glaze
- 100g white chocolate
- 1 teaspoon matcha tea
- 1/4 cup warm milk
Step 1: In a medium bowl add flour, salt and baking powder together and mix. In another large bowl, beat the eggs with sugar until creamy, then add yogurt and mix until combined. Add melted butter while stirring. Slowly incorporate the dry mix into the batter and stir until you get a homogeneous consistency.
Step 2: Divide the batter in 2 equal parts. Add vanilla in one, and matcha in the other one. Stir well each batter.
Step 3: Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and lightly flour your bundt pan.
Step 4: Pour the cake batters into the bundt pan by using your imagination. Create layers by playing with colors. Don’t overfill, the cake needs room to expand.
Step 5: Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until the tip of a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool down in the mould for a few minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool down fully.
Step 1: Melt white chocolate over a water bath, then add matcha tea and stir.
Step 2: Add warm milk and stir vigorously if you want to get a frosting that is more supple. Remove from the stove, wait a few minutes until it gets warm, then pour evenly onto the bundt cake. Wait for about 30 minutes to solidify before serving.