Matcha Vanilla Cake

A fluffy and moist green tea cake layered with vanilla and matcha flavoured buttercream. Try something other than chocolate then next time you bake a cake – you won’t regret it!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder*
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (grapeseed, canola)
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F, grease and lightly flour two 9″ cake pans. Set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and matcha powder. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until creamed together, and smooth (about 3-4 minutes). Add the oil, and mix together for another couple of minutes. With the mixer running on low, add the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla bean paste. Scrape down the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. With the mixer still on low, add half of the flour mixture to the batter, followed by the buttermilk, then the remaining flour mixture. Mix just until there is no more flour visible. 
  3. Pour the batter into the two pans, using a scale if necessary to ensure they’re evenly distributed. Bake the cakes until done, about 25 minutes; check to see if they’re done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, remove the cakes from the oven. If not, bake for an additional couple of minutes. Cool the cakes in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
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