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matcha cake with buttercream icing

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Ingredients

2 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
3 teapoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2½ tablespoon matcha powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1⅓ cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk
frosting
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
3 3/4 (1 pound) confectionary sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
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matcha cake with buttercream icing

matcha cake with buttercream icing

  • time
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • skill level
    Medium

Ingredients

  • frosting

Directions

I love the color and texture of this cake.  The recipe is straight from the Real Simple without any modifications because it is perfect.

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Heat the oven to 350°F. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and line the bottom of each with a round of parchment paper.

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Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and matcha powder in a medium bowl. Set aside.

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Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add the sugar and continue mixing until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing to combine. Put in the vanilla.

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Add the matcha mixture and the milk in increments, alternating between them. Mix until combined.

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Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans.

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Bake cakes for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let rest for 15 minutes, then remove from pans and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

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frosting

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low setting and gradually add the sugar, then the vanilla and salt, and beat until smooth.

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assembling

Using a small serrated knife, carefully trim the sides of both of the cakes, removing any browned or golden bits, so that only green is visible.

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Transfer one cake to a cake stand or platter and spread with ¾ cup frosting. Top with the remaining cake, making sure the flat side is facing up.

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Cover the entire cake with a thin layer of frosting, dragging a spatula or a butter knife against the sides to scrape away the frosting in places. Finish the top with a thick layer of frosting. Serve cake at room temperature.