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Green Tea with Lemon Cake

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Try this refreshing cake that’s lightly sweetened with lemon and perfect for those first sunny days of spring. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cake

1
tablespoon finely ground green tea powder
3/4
cup milk
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/3
cups granulated sugar
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
5
egg whites

Frosting

2 1/2
cups butter, softened
4
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
6
cups powdered sugar

Garnish

Lemon peel

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms and sides of 2 (9-inch) round pans with shortening; lightly flour. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, stir tea powder into milk. Microwave 30 to 45 seconds on High or until warm. Stir until tea is dissolved; cool 10 minutes.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat tea mixture and all remaining cake ingredients except egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg whites on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat 2 1/2 cups butter, 4 teaspoons lemon peel and lemon juice with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat 2 to 3 minutes longer or until light and fluffy.
  • 5
    Place one cake layer on cake plate, top side down. Spread with 1 1/2 cups frosting. Top with second layer, top side up. Frost side and top of cake. Decorate as desired with remaining frosting. Garnish with lemon peel.

Expert Tips

  • Finely ground green tea powder can be found in health-food stores or co-ops near the other bulk teas.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
870
Calories from Fat
440
% Daily Value
Total Fat
49g
75%
Saturated Fat
31g
155%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
102g
34%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
81g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 9 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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