Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chocolate Green Tea Swirl Yogurt Cake


Chocolate Green Tea Swirl Yogurt Cake, whew, that is a long name, but at least every piece of the cake is included!! I have been wanting to bake this cake since I have so much matcha left and thought green tea and dark chocolate would go well together, finally got around to making it today. I'm not a big fan of green tea, but this is a great combination. For some reason, I've grown to dislike green tea over the years. I used to love everything green tea, but now the bitterness of it makes me cringe (red bean pleases my palate so much more now). That is also why I made sure to not put too much matcha in the cake, just enough to make the green stand out. This is the 3rd cake I baked this week and I know Hubby is going to kill me when he comes back tonight and sees another cake. Oh well :) Good thing I am still nursing DS otherwise Jillian Michaels might come after me for the biggest loser show.

Ingredients:
(A)
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 and 1/2 tsp matcha
1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt

(B)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey's special dark chocolate)
1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt

(C)
1 cup plain yogurt
3 large eggs, lightly whisked
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (Greese a 7" round pan)
2. In a large bowl, sift (A). Add in salt, sugar. Stir to mix well.
3. In another bowl, sift (B). Add in salt, sugar. Stir to mix well.
4. Whisk together (C), then divide into 2 equal portions.
5. Mix one portion of (C) with mixture (A) and another portion of (C) with mixture (B). Whisk everything together until blended.
6. To assemble the swirl effect: Spoon in the green tea batter to 3 sections of pan, then continue to cover the green tea batter with the coca batter. Layer by layer till the end.
7. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. (I baked for 50 minutes and think that baking it for less would make the cake more moist)
8. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before taking it out to cool completely on wire rack.

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