I made this cake for Easter dessert and everyone raved over it. It was moist, rich, and delicious. The swirls of green from the tea looked so nice when the cake was sliced, and the glazed just put the whole thing over the top. I did grate the peel of one orange to add to the cake batter and I poked holes throughout the cake before pouring the glaze over. Once the cake was removed from the ban, these holes were not visible but they helped the glaze soak into the cake. I couldn't find matcha at our area stores, but putting green tea leaves through the spice grinder worked fine. I would definitely make this again!
Green Tea-Honeysuckle Cake
suzanne75 Posted: 03/31/13
MunecaJane Posted: 08/11/13
This cake was a big success. My family loved the texture and moisture in it. Next time I will use less sugar. I used Cointreau for the glaze instead of Gran Marnier, The Matcha (powdered green tea) gave it a very unique flavor. After pouring the glaze.. it looked like it had come from a bakery and not from my kitchen. I know I will be making this cake for many celebrations in the future. Highly recommend it.