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Finely Ground Sencha Marble Cake

Posted by Harumi Oshitani on

Preparation time: 20 minutes  Baking time: 40 minutes

Okei-san, Japanese Tea Plus
  • 5g finely ground sencha
  • 10g caster sugar
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 2tbsp hot water
  • 120g plain flour
  • 5g baking powder
  • 40g plain yogurt
  • 60g extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 180degree fan forced. Grease and line 18x8x8cm pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift finely ground sencha, sugar (10g) and add hot water; mix until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, shift flour, baking powder and sugar (90g); add yogurt and oil.
  4. Beat eggs and fold in flour mixture; add vanilla essence.
  5. Fold gently half the mixture into green tea mixture.
  6. Coat bottom of greased pan with original mixture; pour all green tea mixture on top; pour remaining original mixture.
  7. Stick a chopstick at corner of pan; move chopstick to other side by drawing a wave.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Tip: Do not move a chopstick too much. Otherwise, you will end up with a green cake instead of a marble cake.