Some of you have requested or a Keto Matcha Cake (Green Tea), so here it is. It is so soft, moist, flavorful and delicious. The key is to use a good quality matcha powder and in the video, I used Uji Matcha. In order for the flavor to stand out, we need to use more matcha powder. During my experiment, I used 16 g or 4 tsp of Matcha Powder and the cake was so flavorful but I decided to reduce to 12 g or 3 tsp for this video. If you would like a stronger flavor, feel free to use 16 g or 4 tsp of Matcha Powder. The batter will be slightly thicker but it bakes up fine.
Matcha is a special kind of powdered green tea, traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha is unique among other types of green tea in both appearance and taste. It has a vibrant, beautiful green color, a subtle aroma, and a rich umami taste.
Because matcha powder has a huge surface area, it deteriorates quickly through oxidation, especially in the presence of light, heat, and humidity. Oxidized matcha is yellow- or brownish-green, loses its prized aroma and flavor, and becomes bitter. Hence, it’s important to store matcha powder in a non-transparent container in the fridge or freezer.
Match powder is packed with nutrients and it is an excellent source of calcium, protein, potassium, vitamins A and C and more to help support the immune system. It’s also been linked with lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar and with improving liver and heart health. Matcha is also high in fiber.
KETO MATCHA (GREEN TEA) CAKE
- 200 ml Whipping Cream
- 3 large Eggs
- 60 ml Coconut cooking oil
- Preheat the oven to 340 F or 170 C.
- In a bowl, sieve the coconut flour, matcha powder and baking powder together. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Add all the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined. The batter is thick and smooth.
- Pour the batter into a greased pan lined with parchment paper at the bottom.
- Bake at the middle rack for 40 to 50 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
- Cool completely on a wire rack then dust with powdered sweetener and matcha powder (optional).