My mother's special cake recipe that our family and friends love. This is a delicious, moist cake with a hint of green tea flavor. Feel free to add more matcha green tea powder to suit your taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 2-inch fluted tube pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

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  • Beat white sugar, butter, milk, and vegetable oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat eggs, 1 at a time, into creamed butter mixture, beating well before adding the next egg.

  • Whisk flour, green tea powder, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; slowly mix into creamed butter mixture until batter is smooth. Fold azuki beans into batter; pour into the prepare tube pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Cool cake.

  • Invert cake onto a serving plate and dust with green tea powder and confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

555 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 69.1g; fat 27.3g; cholesterol 119.8mg; sodium 267.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2015
I used whole wheat flour instead of white and added baking powder. This sweet cake disappeared quickly! Making half the recipe(I used only 2 eggs and 1 tsp. baking powder) this bakes for 45 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2021
This is a dense, rich cake - a pound cake with the surprise of azuki beans and matcha. I was wary of using so much sugar and butter but followed the recipe and it was delicious. I made 2 half-sized bundt cakes and gave one away to a grateful friend. Thank you for the recipe, I'll be sure to make this cake again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2015
I used whole wheat flour instead of white and added baking powder. This sweet cake disappeared quickly! Making half the recipe(I used only 2 eggs and 1 tsp. baking powder) this bakes for 45 minutes. Read More
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