On the weekend I shared my review of Maori Murota’s Tokyo Cult Recipes, published by Murdoch Books. Click through to read more and to enter my giveaway to win your own copy of the book.
This beautiful hard back cookery book features over 100 recipes loved by Tokyoites, covering breakfast, lunch, sweet snacks and dinner, both foods that are typically cooked at home as well as those most often eaten out in cafes, restaurants and izakaya (pubs).
When it comes to sweets, the Japanese embrace both wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets) and yougashi (Western-inspired cakes and pastries, often with a Japanese twist such as the addition of matcha or sesame). Pete and I visited many wonderful tea and coffee shops during our previous visits to Japan, often treating ourselves to a slice of beautiful freshly-baked cake alongside.
Matcha & White Chocolate Cake
Recipe extracted with permission from Tokyo Cult Recipes by Maori Murota
- 3 eggs
- softened butter - the same weight as the eggs
- caster sugar - the same weight as the eggs
- plain flour - the same weight as the eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp matcha (green tea powder)
- 70 g white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F), and butter and flour a 19 x 19 x 8 cm (7½ x 7½ x 3¼ in) loaf tin.
Weigh the eggs, then weigh out the same amount of butter, sugar and flour.
Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter together for 5 minutes, or until light and creamy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing each one in well before adding the next. Sift in the flour, baking powder and matcha.
Combine using a spatula. Stir through the white chocolate chips, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes.
The cake is cooked when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
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Kavey Eats received a review copy from Murdoch Books. Published by Murdoch Books, photography by Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle. Tokyo Cult Recipes by Maori Murota is currently available on Amazon for £13.60 (RRP £20).
Please leave a comment - I love hearing from you!42 Comments to "Tokyo Cult Recipes | Matcha & White Chocolate Cake"
A wonderful looking recipe.
I agree, all of Murota’s recipes look so good!
I have only used matcha in smoothies and porridge before, but cakes are next on the list. This sounds lovely.
I’ve made white chocolate and matcha truffles but not used it in baking, but have been meaning to for so so many years, since I first started seeing all the baking ideas on food blogs… MUST make this one!
I haven’t tried baking with matcha yet, except in raw treats. I’ll have to try this – it looks great and I cn imagine that matcha and white chocolate go well together.
Yes, it’s a very good combination, I’ve not tried it in cake form either but want to make this very soon!
Oh wow I must try this! This recipe book looks right up my street and love cooking with matcha x
It’s such a lovely book!
This cake looks lovely. I have never used green tea powder, interesting!
It’s a very grassy green taste, no natural sweetness, I love it!
I LOVE matcha in cakes, and I make my matcha-almond blondies for work all of the time. This simple cake looks perfect for having with a bowl of what else – matcha tea! Pinning it to my Matcha Love! board 🙂
Matcha-almond blondies sound AMAZING!
O my gosh, I would sooooooo love to try this cake Kavey. I bet the rest of the recipes are lovely.
Yes, a really appealing selection!
I am only recently getting into matcha.. so maybe I should try this! looks delicious
I love matcha though have only recently started using it in food. I did some matcha white chocolate chocolates recently that were fab so I must try the cake!
The cake looks delicious! The flavor combination sounds awesome! I can’t wait to check out that cookbook too!
It’s a great book, hope you like.
I love anything with matcha. So this is in my radar now. So if I am correct, this is sort of like a pound cake modification right?
Yeah, a general loaf cake but not precise ratios that make pound cake pound cake! 😀
Love adding matcha to my cooking – I have made green tea cupcakes before and they were incredible so I am sure this is delicious too!
Those sound good, I am sure you’d like this then!
I haven’t used matcha in any recipe yet but I’m so curious!! Bookmarking you recipe to try soon… it look delicious!
Yumm! I love loafs and this one looks so delicious!! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
My pleasure to share.
What an amazing looking cake, nicely done!!
I didn’t do this one, it’s a recipe extract, but yes, lovely looking cake.
Such a unique combination and color you get with this recipe.
Yeah, really pretty!
I know matcha’s good for you but I don’t like it just in water but having it in a cake (especially one with chocolate in it) would be great!
I love the taste but it is too grassy and vegetal for many. Have you tried it in a matcha latte, mixed into hot milk?
What a beautiful cake – I’ve never tried matcha before, so this will be a first!
Hope you enjoy!
This cake sounds super delicious and it looks so perfectly moist too 🙂
I made this over the weekend and it was quite dense, which is probably my (less than perfect) baking skills. Still, the flavours were very good and with raspberry jam & whipped cream as frosting it got rave reviews. I’ll definitely make it again and see if adjusting the temperature of the butter before the creaming stage gives me a softer lighter crumb.
Sounds like a great excuse to make it again! 😁
What a beautifully simple bake Kavey… I love cakes like this and will be bookmarking it to try.
Me too! 😁
This cake is a family favourite now. Made it many time always works out and taste great. Making one tonight.
So lovely to hear, thank you for letting us!