RecipeMatcha Pound Cake

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
    • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 55 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g
  • Sugar: 14 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sodium: 330 mg

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 a 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!

Recipe notes:

• This recipe results in a super moist and gently sweet cake. To sweeten the flavor, increase brown sugar to ¾ cup (each slice will then become 230 calories).

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 8 slices
  • • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • • ½ cup brown sugar
  • • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • • 1 tablespoon matcha (powdered green tea), dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract and mix until well combined. It’ll be a spongy consistency. Blend in the matcha paste and stir until it’s well distributed and the batter turns has a green hue.  

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the top begins to brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool on counter for 5 minutes. Remove cake from the pan and cut into 8 slices.

*Note: Matcha powder 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.

Try this recipe: Blender Matcha Pancakes