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Twinings Green Tea And Sesame Seed Cake

By admin
09 May 2015

Cooking With Move!

Qty                  Ingredients

200g               Cake Flour

1/2                   Teaspoon      Baking Powder

2                      Teaspoons    Loose Twinings Green Tea

6                      Egg Yolks

250g               Caster Sugar

2.5 Tbsp         Water

1.5 Tbsp         Vanilla Extract

6                      Egg Whites

2                      Teaspoons    Black Sesame, For Garnish

A Few Drops Green Food Colouring

300g               Butter, Softened

450g               Icing Sugar

2-4 Tbsp         Milk

Method

  1. Set a bamboo steamer large enough to contain a 23cm (9 in) tin over simmering water. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and green tea powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, sugar, water and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until mixture has tripled in volume. Gently fold in the flour mixture just until combined.
  3. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold whites into the egg yolk mixture. Pour batter into the cake tin.
  4. Place cake tin in steamer. Stretch a clean towel over the cake tin without touching the surface, then cover with steamer lid. Steam cake for 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  5. For the Butter Icing: Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  6. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
  7. Stir in the food colouring until well combined.
  8. Cover the cake in the butter icing until it is evenly covered.
  9. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and cut into pieces before serving.