Tuesdays with Dorie: Matcha Marbled Loaf Cake

May 3, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 12 Comments
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matcha marbled loaf 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.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read The Bake More, as it was Carol’s pick this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Neat! Looks really cool.

  2. Your matcha version looks so tantalizing! I love matcha green tea!

  3. I absolutely love your colour choice ! Beautiful ! (did you see my swan ?)

  4. How original! I love how the marbled cake looks. How does the matcha tea swirls taste?

  5. How beautiful! I have wanted to try Matcha in a dessert for a long time but have never gotten around to it… This looks so pretty though!

  6. I can do this for St. Patrick’s Day next year, great idea! Mine was pink and white…no dark chocolate for me…but then you probably guessed that already.

  7. Wow! Just beautiful! I didn’t get to make this one…but will definitely go w matcha when I do! – mary

  8. Wow, matcha cake! Looks great.

    • Matcha cakes always look pretty and interesting for me 🙂 Delicious green-spring loaf 🙂

  9. Macha Powder! What a creative twist. Love it.

  10. Well I think your marbling looks great. As long as it tasted good, that’s all that matters.

  11. looks delicious! i made matcha creamcheese blondies a few wks ago they turned out divine i love matcha anything reallyy!

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