Enjoy a moist, vibrant matcha cake free free from refined carbs and gluten. Matcha is a type of green tea with numerous health benefits. Make a simple cake with a rich taste using beautiful green powder and healthy almond flour for a guilt-free treat.
Serving Size: 8
Health Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is a type of green tea made from whole, powdered tea leaves. Matcha is grown differently from green tea and gets its flavor and antioxidant boost from a labor-intensive growing process. Covering with bamboo mats increases the amount of chlorophyll in the leaves for its bright green color.
Matcha is rich in polyphenols that are known to protect the body against disease. Matcha may lower bad cholesterol and blood sugar and may support heart and bone health. Matcha may also help with cancer prevention and brain health.
Ingredients for Matcha Cake
- Blanched almond flour, 2 Cups
- Matcha powder, 1 Tablespoon (add more if you like a strong matcha flavor)
- Baking powder, 2 teaspoon
- Low-carb sweetener, 1/4 Cup
- Sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon
- Coconut cream or whipping cream, 0.8 Cup
- Avocado oil, 1/4 Cup
- Eggs, large, 3
- Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
Instructions for Matcha Cake
1.Sieve almond flour, matcha powder, and baking powder. Add sweetener and salt and mix well.
2.Preheat the oven to 170˚C (340˚F).
3.In a separate bowl, combine cream, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk dry and wet ingredients together until well combined.
4.Pour the batter into a 6 inch baking pan. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
5.Take out the baking pan and let the cake rest until it completely cools.
6.Dust powdered sweetener and matcha powder before serving.
Watch How to Make Matcha Cake
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