For Matcha Lover-Vegan Matcha Lemon Cake

Aug, 21, 2018

For many people, anything with Matcha is just irresistible. Lattes, cakes, ice-creams, tarts, puddings… just thinking of them makes our mouth water! This Lemon Matcha Cake is a perfect treat for any matcha lover, the slight bitterness of the Matcha pairs well with the sweetness of the lemon frosting.

Ingredients:

For the Lemon Cream Frosting

350 ml full fat coconut milk
3 tablespoons agar agar flakes
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Juice of 1 lemon
pinch salt

For the Cake

4 teaspoons Healthworks Matcha Green Tea Powder

1 banana
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 cups light spelt flour

1/3 cup Healthworks Coconut Oil


2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Juice of half  lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions:

 For Lemon Frosting

  1. Mix honey, maple syrup, agar flakes, coconut milk and salt in a saucepan. Boil over high heat and reduce to a simmer, cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and put in the refrigerator for 3 hours
  4. Put the mixture into a blender, blend until smooth
  5. Put the mixture into the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to allow it to get more firm

 For the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Grease an 9-inch square cake pan
  3. Combine Healthworks Matcha Green Tea Powder, baking powder, baking soda, light spelt flour together, then set aside
  4. In another bowl, mash the banana with Healthworks coconut oil, sugar, vanilla extract, maple syrup.
  5. Add almond milk and lemon zest, whisk until smooth.
  6. Mix the wet mixture with the dry mixture until they are fully combined
  7. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake for 25 minutes
  8. After the cake has fully cooled, spread the lemon frosting on top. Enjoy!

 

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