Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Green tea Chocolate Bundt Cake | 26 comments:


My children presented me with a Bundt cake tin for my recent birthday and I've been thinking of what cake to make with it.  The shape is a bit different from the usual Bundt tins and it's fairly high........ so finally, I decided on a Green tea Chocolate cake. 




I didn't swirl the batter to give it a marble effect as I wanted to see patches of colours for a change. .... so I just loaded on the batters alternatively and let nature takes its course,



The end result wasn't too bad but think the green tea colour is not distinctive enough but then that's the only green tea powder that I could get from the speciality shop.









I like the taste of Green tea and this cake will sure pair well with a cup of hot Green tea!...... Want to try, join me!

Ingredients
  • 16 oz self-raising flour
  • 12 oz butter
  • 9 oz caster sugar
  • 6 eggs - separated
  • 4 oz bittersweet couverture (cooking chocolate) - melted
  • 4  Tbsp milk
  • 2  Tbsp green tea powder
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • Icing sugar for decoration - optional
Method
  1. Sift flour with a pinch of salt, set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate with the milk, set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg whites till stiff, but not dry, set aside.
  4. Cream the buter with sugar till light, fluffy and creamy, add in the egg yolks one at a time, mix well.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour, mix well and add in the vanilla essence.
  6. Fold in the egg whites and mix till well incorporated.
  7. Divide the batter into 2.  Add in the chocolate mixture into one batter, mix well.
  8. Sift in the green tea powder into the other, also mix well.
  9. Spoon batters alternatively into the lightly greased and flour dusted bundt tin.
  10. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 50 to 55 mins.  Test with skewer till it comes out clean.
  11. Cool cake in tin for about 10 mins. before removing the tin and let it cool on a wire rack.
  12. Sift on icing sugar generously if desired.


I'm submitting this post to  Aspiring Bakers # 2 : Christmas! (Dec. 2010).  It doesn't look like a  cake for the festive season but then with the icing sugar decor, it does resemble a bit like snow drops.  Anyway, it's up to the organisers/hosts to decide.

26 comments:

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  1. your bundt cake is beautiful!!! comes out so nicely! must be very yummy too!

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  2. wow this looks amazing great idea for a cake

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  3. yay.. another great way to use up my green tea. :D

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  4. That is a beautiful cake and looks so delicious too! Would love to try it one day, thanks for sharing:D

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  5. The texture of the cake is so moist and perfect. I can imagine the cake is full of flavors :D

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  6. Unusual combo of green tea and chocolate! The alternate colours give the impression of a layered cake! Great idea instead of swirling!

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  7. j3ss kitch3n
    Yes, it came out very easily, just slided out.

    Chow and Chatter
    Thank you.

    penny
    Oh, there are many other ways to use up your greentea!

    Jeannie
    Yes, it's delicious. I just love the greentea flavour.

    Zoe
    Oh, the combination is great!

    busygran
    Yes, I look foward to changes all the time!

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  8. Cheah...the height of your bundt tin ..does it affect your baking time ? Your cake looks great :)

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  9. what a lovely pattern you have for the cake! It looks tempting!

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  10. What a lovely birthday gift from your children. They're really clever to choose this tin for you. They've got your delicious green tea choc cake. All are winners.

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  11. Sonia
    Thank you for compliment!

    Elin
    Thanks. I put it on the lower shelf of the oven, baked for around 50 mins., but must test with skewer.

    Ah Tze
    Thanks for your cmpliment and thanks for dropping by.

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  12. Cheah, your bundt pan looks big and the cake looks nice too with layer of green tea and chocolate. I love it!

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  13. The words chocolate and green tea together in a cake was what caught my eye. An unsual combination but looks delicious! And I'm sure it tastes amazing. I never knew the cake with a hole in the middle was called a bundt cake. I wish I could have a piece!

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  14. Christine
    Ya they know that I like to buy bakeware.

    Anncoo
    Thank you. Yes, the pan is quite big.

    Sharon Moh
    Greentea and choc does make a good combo. Too bad that you're so faraway.

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  15. hi cheah, even you didnt the do the swirling for the marble effect, it looks great here. .special combination..

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  16. I bought a bundt tray all the way from USA during my recent holiday. Haha that gives me a chance to try out my bundt tray. thanks for sharing.

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  17. Cheah, the cake looks beautifully done! Congrats. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday. Enjoy.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  18. It looks great to me! Love the patches!

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  19. This looks yummy... I love matcha bakes... Thanks for sharing! :)

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  20. Angie
    Thank you!

    Lena
    Will do a swirling one next time.

    Yummy Koh
    Oh, there are lots of shapes and sizes from the US. I'm eyeing another one!!

    Kristy
    Thanks and you have a great and relaxing day too!

    pigpigscorner
    Thanks. I want to see patches for a change!

    hanushi
    Thanks and thanks for visiting!

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  21. your bundt cake looks great! What a great gift from your kids :D

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  22. You have made such a wonderful bundt cake... a mixed of green tea and chocolate ...result.. just perfect

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  23. olivia
    Hi, thanks for calling. Yes, it's a good combination, tastewise! Hope to see you more often.

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