Soft and spongy green tea cake - full of flavor, and not too sweet. This recipe has been widely enjoyed by family and friends, and I reap the side benefit of having the whole kitchen filled with the blissful aroma of green tea every time I make this. This can also be made into 12 cupcakes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch cake pan
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat eggs together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until volume doubles or triples, about 7 minutes. In the following order, add sugar, honey, flour, baking powder, green tea powder, and water to eggs, beating 15 to 30 seconds before each addition. Pour batter into a 9-inch cake pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 2g; cholesterol 69.8mg; sodium 88mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2015
So easy simple and so delicious! I change the white sugar to brown sugar and cut to 1/2 cup only. Turned out great!!! I made this twice and I found that by beating the egg a bit longer you will get a better spongy texture. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2018
I did as some of the reviews suggested and halted the sugar amount and the cake wasn t too sweet. The problem I had was the cake being too dry. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2015
So easy simple and so delicious! I change the white sugar to brown sugar and cut to 1/2 cup only. Turned out great!!! I made this twice and I found that by beating the egg a bit longer you will get a better spongy texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
I can believe this has no reviews yet but it was fantastic we ate the whole thing in one sitting Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2016
Its a little too sweet for my family honey can be reduced. Overall is great suitable for tea time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2017
Quick easy and tasty! I swapped almond milk for the water added 1/4 teaspoon of lemon extracted and about 1/3 more matcha power to boast the flavor. Love it! No need for frosting or anything although whipped cream and fresh berries are a treat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2017
I put half the sugar that you had. Your amount of sugar was the amount of flour which meant that it was too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2017
I cut sugar to 1/2 cup and add 11/2 tbsp green tea powder. my husband loves it. it is not too sweet and perfect for kids. I replaced water to whole fat milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2016
super quick and easy and SO delicious! would definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2016
Amazing! I love matcha and green tea and this treat was perfect! The cake was nice and light and not too sweet (but sweet enough)! If anyone noticed my pic I added some green food colouring on top of the batter and swooshed it around with a spoon to make a marble-effect on top. No other changes it was simple to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
great recipe! I tweaked it a bit: instead of white sugar I added 1 overripe banana and half a teaspoon of liquid stevia for sweetness and a teaspoon of vanilla extract while keeping everything else the same. the cake did not rise at all hahaha. I think I need to cut back on the water next time there's probably too much added liquid with my tweaking. still amazing though! I've made it twice now. Thank you for such a simple healthy recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2018
I did as some of the reviews suggested and halted the sugar amount and the cake wasn t too sweet. The problem I had was the cake being too dry. Read More
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