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Matcha Loaf Cake

Matcha Loaf Cake

Light, buttery and with the distinctive fresh taste of green tea, this matcha cake has a unique and distinct flavour. Easy to make and full of cakey goodness. 

Makes In1 hour


For the Cake

Unsalted butter
225gGolden caster sugar
225gSelf-raising flour
1 ½ tspMatcha powder

For the Icing

Unsalted butter
300gIcing sugar
3 tspMatcha powder
½ tspVanilla extract
1 tbspMilk


Forget everything you ever knew about tea loaf, with its raisins and tea-soaked goodness, this is the ultimate ‘tea loaf’. Made using matcha, a fine green powder from green tea leaves, it’s packed full of antioxidants and goodness.

Easy to make and so light and fluffy. Just remember, a little matcha goes a long way! 

  • Heat the oven to 180°C (fan oven).
  • Line a baking tin with grease-proof paper.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until creamy. 
  • Add one egg at a time and mix until evenly mixed with the butter and sugar.
  • Sift in the flour and the matcha powder and combine until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into your baking tin and bake for around 45 minutes.
  • Leave to cool before serving or icing.

Finish with a dusting of icing sugar, or why not try the matcha-infused buttercream icing for a really indulgent treat? 

  • Simply mix the butter with sieved icing sugar and matcha powder. 
  • Add the vanilla extract and a tablespoon of milk to bind it together.
  • Ice once the cake is cooled. 
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