Matcha Roll Cake

I love Matcha, the stronger the better! Matcha is a type of Japanese stone ground green tea which is a fine powder. It’s got quite a distinctive grassy taste which can be quite bitter. Generally I order my tea from Japan Center. They have a really huge selection of Matcha and they’ve even started stocking cooking grade Matcha. I often find that Matcha looses it’s taste over time so I would recommend once you buy it to do so in a small quantity to use it more quickly.

Green tea and chocolate cake

I’ve been a fan of bakerella site for a while now but until recently all I’ve been able to do is admire the pretty pictures. Last weekend I bought some American style measuring cups from John Lewis.

I was really eager to try them out! So for my first project I decided to make the green tea and chocolate cake from bakerella.

Hopefully as I get a bit more experienced with using cups my technique will improve a little I did end up spilling some of the ingredients around the kitchen a little. What I was really impressed by was the speed at which I was able to put this cake together. Cups are quicker than scales. Continue reading