Apr 4, 2015

Green Tea Yogurt Cake



*These products were given to us free to sample as members of the Chobani Parents Club. All opinions are my own.

En route to Manila last year to visit my family in the Philippines, I had a lay-over in Tokyo. My flight was delayed so I had to stay in the airport for a few hours. I wasn't really distressed at all because I actually like the Tokyo airport (though I admit I prayed that I would still make my connecting flight to Guam - yup, it's a cheaper ticket so that means I have to go around the world before I reach my final destination). We've been to the airport several times already so it was familiar to me and I knew I could do a little shopping while there.



As I was browsing around the shops almost everywhere they were selling green tea of different varieties and so many delicious treats made with it. I got excited because I really love Green Tea; I drink it almost everyday. Though I didn't know any Japanese, I courageously asked one of the sellers where I can find powdered green tea (popularly known as Matcha) for baking. They recommended one that's already packed and ready to be used and I purchased about 5. I know it seems a lot but since it was so much cheaper to buy in in the airport (not always the case - just with green tea from Japan!) I took advantage. Besides, it will never go to waste as I'll either drink it or bake with it. 


Recently, we joined the Chobani Parents Club and occasionally we get to sample their delicious products. Even before we became members we were already big fans of Chobani as my kids are yogurt addicts - yes, they love yogurt that much!  In one of the samples they sent us they added as a bonus some Chobani Limited Batch Green Tea Yogurt. As you can imagine, the green tea fan that I am I was very excited when I saw these little tubs of yogurt goodness, more excited than even my kids when they saw they have some more yogurt to enjoy! Here they are loving their Chobani Kids Tubes. #chobanikids



I knew right away that I have to make a Green Tea Cake using yogurt to add extra flavor and moisture to the cake. And I did and we loved it! My little Sophie loved it so much that she probably ate most of the cake. I used the Green Tea Yogurt by Chobani but you can also use the Chobani Vanilla-flavored one. And don't forget to add that delicious frosting!

Green Tea Yogurt Cake





With a subtle hint of green tea, extra flavor and moisture from yogurt and a delicious frosting this cake is the perfect tea time treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Green Tea Matcha Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Chobani Green Tea (or Vanilla) Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup neutral-flavored Oil
  • 1 cup white Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
For the Frosting
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Confectioners' (Icing) Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Generously grease a bundt pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, Matcha powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the yogurt just until combined. Pour in the oil, sugar and the vanilla extract and mix together.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir to combine. 
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean or with only a few crumbs clinging to it. Let it cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost, if desired.
For the Frosting

Beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the milk and vanilla extract and beat until well-blended. Pour over the cooled cake and allow to drizzle on the sides.

Yield: 10-12 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes

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22 comments

  1. I love a Bundt cake! And the yogurt must make it so moist. Yours is beautiful and looks like spring :)

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    1. Thanks, Liz. You're right, yogurt just makes any cake moist and adds flavor, too.

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  2. Looks amazing! Green tea is one of my favorite ingredients in desserts, can't wait to try this! - Josie

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    1. Thanks, Josie and hope you enjoy it. I am making it again today to bring to church tomorrow. :)

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  3. It looks delicious! I have never used green tea matcha powder and...can't wait to try this recipe!

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    1. Thanks, Elena! I love Matcha green tea for baking - it's the perfect natural dye and adds depth of flavor to any recipe. Glad you stopped by. :)

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  4. This cake looks delicious and I'll have to look for that Chobani flavor! I like sweet tea, but haven't got used to the taste of regular tea yet.

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    1. The Chobani Green Tea flavored yogurt is yummy! If you are able to get the Matcha green tea powder, you can also make it into a latte. :)

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  5. I love green tea, but have never baked with it, this cake sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Joy! Once you try baking with green tea, you'll love it. :)

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  6. We love Greek yogurt, and I have yet to try that green tea flavored one from Chobani. I've never baked with matcha green tea powder, either, and I'd love to try it. This cake looks so delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Marcie! We are true Greek Yogurt fans and it sure adds a lot of flavor in a cake. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. This looks stunningly delicious. I love matcha too. Green tea Kit Kat anyone? ;-)

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    1. Isn't Green Tea KitKat the best? I always buy a lot when I find them in the store. Glad you stopped by Mike.

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  8. Your Green tea cake is so interesting and pretty! I never thought about putting it in cake. Love the yogurt combo and the icing! I'm with your gorgeous kids. Love yogurt, Love Cake!
    Come visit us over at the #PureBlogLove link Party Thursday at 8 p.m. EST. I'm hosting and I would love to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite! Will drop this off there on Thursday! :)

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  9. What a beautiful looking cake! I can't wait to try it out. I've baked with matcha many times before but I'm very curious about the yogurt...

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    1. They both work together well and have used them in other baked goodies, too. Thanks, Annie!

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  10. What a lovely color and it looks divine !

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It always reminds me of spring time. :)

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  11. I hope I can get my hands on some of this Chobani yogurt!! This cake looks so amazing -- just beautiful and creative!

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