Saturday, April 7, 2012

Green Tea-Infused Orange Cake

This is an egg-free, butter-free and lactose-free cake that I baked earlier today.

Feel free to replace the dark brown sugar with castor sugar but be aware that the flavor and color will change. A word of note, though. The texture of the cake will be tougher than the ones with butter or oil.

Sorry about the quality of the picture. I had used Mama Carrie's Sony Ericsson camera phone and still am unsure why it turned out that terrible.


1 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup maize flour
4 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tsp green tea powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
4 Tbsp dark brown sugar
the zest and juice of 4 medium-sized orange


Oil a 15-inch x 10-inch x 2-inch oblong baking dish and set aside.
Sift the flour, sugar and add the orange zest.
Add baking powder and baking soda and green tea powder.
Stir well.
Add in the orange juice.
Add in the green tea.
Fold in well with the dry ingredients.
Pour the batter into the baking dish.
Bake at 160C for 60 minutes.

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