Matcha pound cake

Vanilla pound cake was the very first cake I mastered as a 6-year old. At first, it was a serious responsibility (ok, Mum used to help a little). Later on – my go to quick sweet fix for cravings “for something yummy“.

It’s very easy and quick to make, and usually, all the ingredients are already in the pantry. This time, I tweaked the recipe and created this matcha version. It’s less sweet and feels more sophisticated than the regular vanilla version.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup potato or corn starch
  • 1 tbsp matcha (green tea powder)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 175ยฐC.
  2. Cream eggs and sugar together. Mix until lighten in colour and increase in volume.
  3. Mix together flour, starch, matcha and baking powder in a bowl. Add to the egg mixture.
  4. Melt butter in a pot. Pour slowly (still hot) to the batter. Mix until well incorporated and add vanilla.
  5. Pour the batter into a loaf tin lined with a baking paper. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes (check for doneness by using the toothpick test).
  6. Let it cool on a wire rack, top with powder sugar or lemon (or yuzu) icing and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚




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