Green Tea Coconut Loaf Cake

I have been craving to bake with my green tea powder for a while now. And I must preface this recipe to the fact that I don't see myself a really good baker, nor do I even enjoy it as much as I do cooking. I do, however, want to at least know who to bake some basics and this year, I am promising to push myself to bake more and share those (successful) recipes with you. I made this Green Tea Coconut Loaf Cake twice today.

The first turned out too dense. I left out the eggs completely in exchange for coconut milk. I also left out the butter completely for coconut oil, and I didn't add baking powder. It was a dense disaster! I then searched the internet and I saw someone saying that it's better to fold in the flour, instead of mixing it in the mixer. So, to the second batch I go.

This time I added 3 eggs, 1 stick of butter and baking powder. I also took the advice of folding in the flour and the results were oh-so-good! The only thing I would have done differently in this recipe is maybe adding a little more green tea powder. Maybe 2 teaspoons instead of 1 1/2 teaspoons. I hope you try this recipe and let me know how yours turns out!

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cap lemon extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons green tea powder
  • Extra coconut oil for the pan
  • 1 loaf pan, 9×5 inches

Heat the oven to 325 degrees.

Take the eggs, lemon extract and coconut milk and beat them together and set aside. Take the flour, green tea powder and baking powder and sift them together and a set aside.

In a mixer, cream the butter, coconut oil and sugar until thoroughly incorporated, for about 2 minutes. Turn off the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

Turn the mixer on again, on low-medium and slowly add the eggs and coconut milk in batches until each batch is incorporated. After all the egg mixture has been fully incorporated, take the bowl out of the mixer.

Take the flour mixture and also put them in the bowl in batches, folding each batch in with a rubber spatula until all the batches are done.

Spread some coconut oil into the loaf pan and pour the Green Tea Coconut Pound Cake mixture in the pan. Take your spatula and even out the mixture the best you can.

Bake in the oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until you are able to place a toothpick through the middle with it coming out damp, but without batter.

Let the pound cake rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

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