Tuesdays with Dorie: Matcha Marbled Loaf CakeMay 3, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 12 Comments
Tags: baking, cake
Chocolate and vanilla may be the classic marble cake combo, but a flash of springtime color inspiration made me want something different from the usual swirls of black and white for my Basic Marbled Loaf. After wondering what I might have at home that would give me a “natural” green swirl (besides frozen spinach, that is), I remembered my tiny tin of matcha tea powder. I used it to tinge half of my batter green, and added almond extract to the other (plain) half.
I made a half recipe in my little loaf pan, so I was already on the lookout for a shorter baking time than the recipe suggests, but it sounds like even if you bake a full-sizer, you may want to check your cake several minutes early. My marbling efforts looked more like blobs, but I don’t care too much since it tasted good. I had a slice with some tea while watching the Royal Wedding.