Fluffy Green Tea Chiffon Cake. If you are new to chiffon cake, it is a very light sponge cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour, and whatever flavor you want to add. You beat the egg whites and fold them into the oil-based cake batter so that the cake will get a fluffy texture. Great recipe for Fluffy Green Tea Chiffon Cake.
This would probably also be good with sencha. Chill the egg whites and add. It is mostly adapted from the book Chiffon Cake Book by Junko Fukuda. You can cook Fluffy Green Tea Chiffon Cake using 10 ingredients and 21 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Fluffy Green Tea Chiffon Cake
- It’s 4 of Egg yolks.
- It’s 30 grams of Sugar.
- You need 40 grams of Vegetable oil.
- It’s 20 grams of Refined green tea.
- It’s 65 grams of Cake flour.
- Prepare 1 tsp of Baking powder.
- You need 20 grams of Ama-natto.
- It’s 4 of Egg whites.
- It’s 30 grams of Sugar.
- It’s 1/4 tsp of Lemon juice.
As it has to be translated from the Chinese version of my book, I have used the recipe from Just One Cookbook to incorporate the differences. However, it is not as simple as you think if you want to make it perfect each time. This guide provides all the information you need to make the chiffon cake which is moist, soft, light, airy, fluffy and free from large air bubbles. Unlike most cakes, chiffon cake is made from vegetable oil and eggs, which means this seriously sweet cake brings the best of both foam and sponge batters into one perfectly divine cake.
Fluffy Green Tea Chiffon Cake step by step
- Grind the tea leaves with a mortar and pestle..
- Run through a sifter..
- Heat 60 ml of water in a small pot. Turn off the heat just before it begins to boil and add the tea powder..
- Strain through a tea strainer and set aside 40 ml of the tea..
- Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Chill the egg whites in the refrigerator for 15~20 minutes. If you do this, you can make a strong meringue..
- Beat the egg yolks with a whisk. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the liquid tea and vegetable oil and mix well..
- Add the sifted tea powder and mix well..
- Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the bowl. Use a whisk to quickly mix it together until no longer powdery..
- Add the ama-natto and mix well..
- Add the chilled egg whites, 1/3 of the sugar, and lemon juice and mix with an electric mixer until it begins to form soft peaks and the mixture does not come out when the bowl is flipped over..
- Why add the lemon juice to the egg whites? This helps to get the egg whites to foam up high. The egg whites are alkaline, so by adjusting the pH with lemon juice, it helps it foam up higher..
- Add 1/3 of the thickened meringue to the egg yolk batter and use a whisk to quickly mix it together until smooth..
- Return this mixture to the remaining meringue and gently mix with a rubber spatula by scooping it up from the bottom while turning the bowl. Do this until you can no longer see the meringue..
- The completed batter is fluffy. It's perfect if it doesn't easily slide off the spatula when you lift it..
- Transfer the batter to the cake pan. Do not oil the pan..
- Stir with cooking chopsticks while turning to break up air holes in the batter..
- Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 40-45 minutes..
- Once baked, flip upside down over a glass bottle to cool..
- Remove from the pan and enjoy!.
- I used this tea..
- It's so delicious! It's fluffy and melts in your mouth. It's even better than what they serve in cafes!.
When you add matcha green tea into the mix, the result is a beautifully textured cake that tastes and smells like green tea. Remove cake pan from oven and invert it on a cooling rack. Once the cake pan has completely cooled, lightly run spatula along the sides of the cake to loosen the cake. If you love tea and fluffy cakes, this earl grey tea chiffon cake is for you. Even though you don't drink tea, you'd like it after the first bite.