Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chocolate Matcha Loaf Cake

chocolate matcha loaf cake


Has Spring arrived in your neck of the woods yet? This morning when I looked out from the window, there's still no sign of its arrival yet. I feel cheated when seeing my contacts on Flickr posted their Spring inspired photos, of flowers blooming and people smiling, on a presumably happy Spring day.

Old man winter seems to overstay his welcome here. And I am grumpy, with the view of depressingly barren trees, and the prospect of hunting an apartment which we can call home in Atlanta. We are moving in 2 weeks time, but not a single detail of the move has been finalized.

Chocolate matcha loaf

For a complete lack of wit, allow me to leave you with this chocolate matcha loaf I made, using my favorite low fat recipe from Alice Medrich, which never fails to make me feel better and comforted after a slice.

I am going out for a walk now, hoping to find the slightest hint of Spring's arrival.

chocolate matcha loaf

For recipe, see here.

32 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

Gracious, this is adorable!!!!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That looks delicious! Its such a pretty color!!

Ginny said...

Delicious! I have yet to use matcha is anything and it always look so good. Where do you find it?

Mango Power Girl said...

Aww...I know how hard winter can be but if you send me a slice, I'll send you some spring blossoms ;) I want this for breakfast everyday!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh my gossshhhh

i love chocolate mixed with anything and this japanese touch is lovely. it's great to see matcha mixed with anything other than red beans :)

brilliant!

Bakerella said...

Wow…This looks so good. I think I'll have to try it.

helen said...

I saw your post today and baked the cake tonight. A few substitutions (based on what I had on hand):

- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose instead of cake flour
- 3/4 cup full-fat yogurt + 1/4 cup 2% milk instead of 1 cup low-fat yogurt.

Baked for 45 minutes in a bundt pan. The texture is great, and the aroma is intoxicating. The only quibble that I have with the cake is that it's light on matcha, both in colour and flavour. I'd use at least 2 teaspoon of matcha next time.

All in all, it's a great recipe. And I can't believe it's low fat. Thanks so much for sharing. Yours look beautiful.

Aran said...

This cake will cheer anyone up. Looks great and I'm sure it tastes just as good. Funny... your tulip photo looks just like a photo of a tulip I took a couple of days ago, the same color, the way it was opening... Your blog is so bright!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Your loaf looks beautiful, and I hope that it did wonders for your mood, as I'm sure it would mine.

Veron said...

I'm always on the look out for new matcha concoctions.This looks wonderful!

Francesca said...

I want to try your green and brown recipe, It looks very good and nice :-)

Francesca

Patricia Scarpin said...

I hope everything goes well with your moving, Mandy. And this cake... Wow! I'm stunned by the beautiful colors.

Anonymous said...

the colour is gorgeous! I wish I had matcha to make this!

- Celine of black.salt

Happy cook said...

Beautiful cake. I clicked to the link you gave for the recipe. How do you get that green coloue is it from this matcha you said in your recipe.
What is that?

Piggy said...

the cake looks awesome! I feel like having a slice right now... ;-)

Rachel said...

Yum! I love matcha.

cakewardrobe said...

That looks magical! Right out of a lovely Hogwarts meal! Yum!

michelle @ TNS said...

ooh, that looks moist and delicious. and the colors! so springy.

Kate / Kajal said...

This looks so divine. I have some matcha lying in the store and now i know what i'm goin to do with it. Surely saving your recipe. BTW the flowers diptych looks amazing.

Kevin said...

That looks so good! It combines two of my favorite flavours, chocolate and matcha.

cakebrain said...

I love that combination of flavours and the loaf looks absolutely delicious! Great photo!

Kar Yen said...

Hey girl, it's always a pleasant experience in reading your blog. Indeed very fascinated by your creation. BTW, remember your Horlicks Animal Cookies that you baked during CNY? Do you think replacing Horlicks with Ovaltine would alter the taste very much? I can't seem to be able to find Horlicks (original) in fairprice, quite a strange thing to happen...

Stardust said...

Gosh, this marble cake is a must-try! Glad that it made you feel better, I hope it works for me too.;P

Cheer up, babe, got to save all that energy for moving. Hope that you'll settle in a great place in Atlanta. Spring's waiting for you there! ;)

Venus ~ Vi said...

Hi Mandy,

Chocolate and Matcha marry well with each other~ I can’t stop myself from drooling!

p.s. I love your new layout =)

White On Rice Couple said...

Yes, out Spring has arrived, but not as beautiful as your's here! Geez, I want to take a bite soooo badly!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Aahhh, I love this cake! And it's perfect for St.Patrick's Day too!

Melissa said...

Yum...now that looks tasty. Minus the weekend's freak tornadoes, spring and good weather have definitely graced Atlanta with their presence. There's still a bit of chill to the air but barring a late freeze like last year, it should be gorgeous when you get here.

Mandy said...

gretchen noelle, Jessy:
Thanks!

ginny,
I bought mine from Teavana, but I believe you can get it from big Japanese grocery store. Or Amazon.

mango power girl,
That sounds like a good idea. Maybe we can trade place.(kidding!) I love Seattle!

mochachocolata rita,
Actually I have never tried matcha+ red beans before, but I know I love matcha +chocolate better.:)

bakerella,
let me know how it works for you. Everything turn out from your kitchen are lovely.

helen,
thanks for report back! I think the matcha I used was quite potent, hence the darker color. I agree that you can up the amount of matcha next time.

aran
thanks!

Mevrouw Cupcake,
I am feeling better after a few slices of these. :D

francesca,
let me know if you try. :)

Patricia,
thanks!

Celine,
thanks!

Veron,
same here, i am always on the lookout for new matcha recipes.

happy cook,
yes, the green color comes from the matcha. It's a kind of japanese green tea powder.

Piggy & Rachel,
You are welcome to come over for a slice!

Cakewardrobe,
thanks!

Michelle@TNS,
thanks!

kate,
thanks!

kelvin,
It's one of my favorite combination too.

cake brain,
thanks!

kar yen,
yes, you can definitely substitute Horlicks with Ovaltine. The cookies will turn out have ovaltine taste.

Stardust & Venus~Vi,
thanks gals!

White on Rice Couple,
are you sure? I love that blooming orange tree you showed on your blog!

Susan,
you are right, too bad there isn't a crumb left. :p

melissa,
thank you! I can't wait to see the Spring in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

I actually used 2 tspn of matcha powder and it tastes great! I love it! My boyfriend finished it in just a couple of days. Thanks for the wonderful recipe (and photography which attracted me to this cake)!

Tartelette said...

I will never get tired of seeing this loaf! Good luck on the move!
Can I hire you to re-design my template? :)

frijoles said...

Delicious, I love it, it's fantastic!!!

Dishin & Dishes said...

Yummm! Send some over my way!

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