RecipeGreen Tea Pound Cake

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 24 g
  • Sugar: 8 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Sodium: 250 mg
Take Note

Contains Dairy

Contains Egg

Don’t adjust your computer or phone screen: This gloriously colored pound cake offers great flavor plus a powerful dose of ground green tea called matcha powder. Enjoy it as an afternoon snack or yummy dessert with a cup of soothing hot tea (green or other variety…sipper’s choice). I whip it up every St. Patrick’s Day, because hey, we’re all Irish in March, but it’s equally delish any time of year. Let them eat (green) cake!

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This recipe makes 8 slices
  • • ¾ cup cake flour
  • • ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • • ¼ cup whipped butter (or trans-fat-free soft tub spread)
  • • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • • 2 egg whites
  • • 1 cup buttermilk
  • • 2 teaspoons matcha (powdered green tea), dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water*
  • • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat a 1-pound loaf pan with oil spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the cake flour, pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add the egg whites and mix well. Blend in the buttermilk, matcha, and vanilla. On low speed, add in the flour mixture until just combined. Do not overmix.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top begins to brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely.

*Note: Matcha can be found in the natural foods aisle of major supermarkets; it should not be confused with regular green tea bags or loose green tea.

Makes 8 slices

If including chocolate chips, add additional 10 calories per serving.