23.2.11

Green Tea Buttermilk Cake

I decided to make a buttermilk cake a few weeks ago (after being in a baking hiatus) as i had almost 3/4 of a carton of buttermilk left in the fridge. This time i decided to wing it just to see what i would get and also because i was too lazy to google for a nice buttermilk cake recipe. I added some green tea powder but unfortunately there wasn't much green tea flavour in the cake - will have to add more next time! The cake is fairly easy to make and to my delight it turned out soft, moist and deliciously rich in buttermilk taste. I can't recall the exact amounts but here are the rough estimates:

Green Tea Buttermilk Cake

-1 1/2 cup of self-raising flour, sifted
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup of buttermilk
- 125g of unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp of cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup of caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch of salt
- green tea powder, as desired

1. Sift together self-raising flour, cream of tartar, salt and green tea powder together
2. Beat butter and sugar until you reach a creamy consistency, add in vanilla essence and mix.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well
4. Divide buttermilk and flour into three batches and beat into the butter mixture alternately. If the batter is rather dry, add a bit of buttermilk OR if the batter is too runny, add a bit of flour.
5. Pour the batter into a 9" loaf pan and bake in a pre-heated oven (~170 C) for 45 - 60 minutes. if the skewer that is inserted in the centre of the cake and comes out clean, the cake is cooked.
Enjoy~


3 snowdrop meringues:

The InTolerant Chef said...

I love the pretty colour!

Nancy said...

looking delicious :))

Vivi said...

next time you can use the left over buttermilk to mayonnaise chicken. Buttermilk can make the chicken very tender.

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