Green Tea Marble Cake

My mom enjoys purchasing over-priced baked goods from high-end grocery stores, but I’m often intransigent on this because homemade pastries are just as piquant, possibly even more, and the production cost is often less. I know I’m biased and I’m only saying this because of my baking obsession but hey!! makes sense doesn’t it?

I happened to visit home and my mom complained of the lack of sweets at home to accompany her coffee so I decided to make a mini green tea cake and cut it into bite size pieces for a delicate touch. I created a marble pattern which appears to be convoluted but it really could not be any simpler. A simple knowledge on the technique can elevate your baking game. Whoever first came up with marbling was quite astute I must say.




No need for excess rambling, let’s just get into the recipe because I am dying for you all to try it!

Green Tea Marble Cake

yield: 2 loaves (6 x 3.5 in)


  • 9 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2.5 tbsp green tea powder
  • 3 tbsp. milk powder + 0.2 c. water (or 3 tbsp. milk)
  • 1 c. + 2 tbsp cake flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder


  1. In a medium bowl, beat butter for 1 min with an electric mixer. Then add sugar and cream for 4-5 min.
  2. In a small bowl, roughly beat the 3 eggs together.
  3. Into the butter, add the 3 eggs gradually while beating on medium speed.
  4. Gradually sift in the cake flour, salt, and baking powder at once and fold with a spatula until the mixture is homogeneous and no clumps are present.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together green tea powder and milk until a thick gooey paste forms. The paste is an ogre color and does not look pleasant but don’t worry!
  6. Take about 1/4 -1/3 c. of batter and mix with the green tea paste until one solid green color forms.
  7. Preheat the oven to 340 F and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  8. Take the green tea paste and add it into the batter in 5 dollops. Then fold the batter with the spatula 4 or 5 times until a marble pattern is formed.
  9. Pour into the pans and bake for about 35 minutes or until loaf is slightly browned on top.
  10. Slice the loaf and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

My favorite thing about this cake is that it isn’t too sweet, which is how I actually prefer my desserts to be. I enjoy eating it for breakfast or for a snack since they are bite-sized! Refrigerate in the fridge for up to 1 1/2 weeks or freeze them. This cake freezes extremely well so you can also make it in big batches and save it for later!

4 thoughts

  1. This is going to sound crazy but, I have been thinking about the flavor of green tea a lot, lately. As a tea, it is thin and leaves me wanting something more. I never considered using a powdered form in a baked treat. I’m going to give this a try. I learn something new every time I visit your blog. You are a powerhouse of ideas!

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