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Green Tea Cake

Categories: Cakes

Submitted by: Amanda Shook

Green tea cake was a featured dessert for our recent First Friday event. This cake is infused with green tea flavor in three different ways. It is slightly sweet and looks beautiful when layered with whipped cream. 


  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • 1 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp. green tea simple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. matcha powder


Heat oven to 325°. Line 13x18 half sheet tray with parchment paper; set aside. 

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Place sugar and egg yolks in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; mix until it becomes a sandy texture.

Add mayonnaise, milk, buttermilk, green tea simple syrup, matcha powder, and vanilla extract; mix until combined.

Add the dry ingredients and mix just until a batter forms; transfer batter to a bowl and set aside.

Clean stand mixer bowl and add egg whites; replace paddle with whisk attachment. Whip whites until soft peaks form; fold into cake batter.

Pour batter into the prepared sheet pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula; drop the pan lightly on a counter to expel large air bubbles. Bake until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean, about 15 minutes. 

Recipe by Executive Chef Amanda Shook.