Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Green tea Sponge Cake: Japanese style high tea!

I don't know why I love green tea so much, but a smell of green tea always give me a sense of tranquility. I always try any brand that I get an eye on, even sometimes they turn out to be pantry waste, haha. But how can you resist it, the lightly bitter taste of the green tea is its own charm too. For this time, the green tea sponge that has a clean taste of the green tea (and there are no oil or butter in the ingredients list), make it an ideal treat for a cup of hot green tea. The sponge is sweet and dry but it's a good companion when come with the bitter taste of the tea.
I really like the upper crust of the cake, which has caramel taste (due to the high portion of sugar in the cake).
Well, with this cake and a cup of tea, it's one of the best moment of the day.

Green Tea Sponge Cake
Makes 20x20 cm cake

Egg yolk
Caster sugar
Glucose syrup (or corn syrup)
Hot water
70 g
Cake flour
Green tea powder
Skin milk powder

Preheat the oven to 180°C
Line cake pan with baking paper , set aside.
Sift cake flour, green tea powder and milk powder together, set aside.

Mix hot water with glucose syrup and honey, stir to combine.

Put eggs, egg yolks and sugar into the bowl. Place the bowl over the pan of simmering water.
Beat until very light and puffy.
With the mixer running, gradually pour the honey mixture into the bowl. Beat to combine.
Take the bowl out of the pan.
Pour the flour mixture into the bowl, fold lightly until blend.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 15 minutes then lower the temperature to 160°C and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Note: you can let the upper crust more brown than mine, but if you don't want the crust to be brown, cover with aluminum foil after baking for 20 minutes.

Green tea Sponge Cake: Japanese style high tea!


  1. is this similar to a castella sponge cake?

  2. Hi, Javapot
    I think it's similar to the castella, and the cake has the honey, just like the castella.

  3. I feel the same way about green tea too. Unfortunately I can't bake as well as you. :( . How is life over there? Hope everything is okay at your end.

  4. Really great blog you have! I also love green tea, and green tea baked goods.

  5. Hi, a lillte about me.
    I believe that you can be (may be better than me ^ ^). You have to try!
    Thank you for your concern, everything fine here.

    Hi, Palidor.
    Thank You!



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