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Pistachio green tea cake

This is the perfect cake to serve for afternoon tea. And what should you serve it with? A cup of green tea of course!

How long will it take?

1 ½ hours

What’s the serving size?

Serves 12


What do I need?

  • 2 ½ tsp + ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup egg yolk
  • ½ cup egg white
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp matcha tea powder
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water

For the filling

  • 450g cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam
  • ¾ cup ground roasted pistachios
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 handfuls roasted pistachios, roughly chopped, to serve

How do I make it?

  1. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Whisk egg yolk and 2 ½ teaspoons sugar, then stir in oil.
  3. Mix matcha tea powder into a paste with ¾ cup boiling water. Then add in 1 cup cold water.
  4. Add the tea mixture to the egg yolk mix. Then sift in 1/3 cup flour and mix well.
  5. In a second bowl, whisk egg white until thickened and then add in baking powder and beat well.
  6. Add ¼ cup sugar and whisk until the egg white forms peaks.
  7. Fold egg white into egg yolk carefully using a spatula. Try not to beat out too much air.
  8. Pour the batter into the loaf tin and distribute evenly.
  9. Bake for 55 minutes at 160C. Cake is ready if a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.
  11. To prepare the filling, beat the cream cheese until it has a creamy consistency. Stir in ¾ cup chopped pistachios and honey.
  12. Cut cake in quarters lengthways. Spread a layer of jam on the bottom layer, then add cream cheese filling. Repeat with remaining layers, finishing with a layer of cream cheese and top with remaining pistachios.
  13. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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