Matcha makes for a great ingredient in baking – we all loved this matcha loaf cake that we spotted on the BBC Good Food website! Really quick to make and super tasty, just the thing to bring to a Monday morning meeting.

 •             175g butter , softened, plus extra for buttering

•             175g golden caster sugar

•             3 eggs

•             a splash of vanilla extract

•             140g self-raising flour

•             85g almonds

•             ½ tsp baking powder

•             2 tsp matcha powder

•             60ml milk

 Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Cream the butter with golden caster sugar. Beat in the eggs and a splash of vanilla extract.

Mix the self-raising flour with the almonds, baking powder and matcha powder. Fold into the egg mixture along with the milk.

Spoon into 8 mini oblong paper cases or a 900g buttered loaf tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes for a large loaf, 20 minutes for smaller ones or until a skewer comes out clean.


So tasty – you should definitely give this a try!