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Matcha and almond loaf cakes

  • serves 8
  • A little effort

On-trend matcha green tea makes a fantastic baking flavour, particularly when matched with almond, learn to use it by making this easy recipe for matcha and almond loaf cakes. Make one large cake or eight little ones.

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Ingredients

  • butter 175g, softened
  • golden caster sugar 175g
  • eggs 3
  • vanilla a splash 
  • self-raising flour  140g
  • ground almonds 85g 
  • baking powder r 1/2 tsp
  • matcha powder 2 tsp 
  • milk  60ml 

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Cream the butter with the sugar until it is light and fluffy, beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add a splash of vanilla followed by the self-raising flour, almonds, baking powder and matcha powder followed by the milk and make sure everything is completely incorporated.

  • Step 2

    Spoon the cake mix into into 8 mini oblong paper cases or a 900g buttered loaf tin and bake in a  for 45-50 minutes (less for mini ones: check them after 20 minutes) or until a skewer comes out clean.

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