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Matcha-Yuzu Pound Cake


Just in case you've never made a pound cake, don't be shocked - it uses a pound of butter, a pound of flour, and a pound of sugar. Yikes! Once you get over your surprise, get baking because this is truly delightful. I added in a little matcha green tea powder and subbed some yuzu sake for the usual vanilla to create this delicious pound cake.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound (3 1/4 C) white whole wheat flour
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) softened butter, plus more for pans
  • 1 pound (2 C) organic granulated sugar
  • 4 t matcha green tea powder
  • 1 T yuzu sake (you can use vanilla extract here, or any other liqueur you desire)
  • 9 large, room-temperature eggs 



Procedure
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 4 mini loaf pans. 

Cream butter and sugar with a mixer on high until pale and fluffy, approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce speed to medium, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and stir in the yuzu sake.

Beat eggs and add to the butter-sugar mixture. Fold in the flour in 3 additions along with the matcha, mixing until just moistened and incorporated. Divide batter between pans. Smooth tops.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of each cake comes out clean, approximately 65 minutes. Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire rack.

And so I didn't just serve my kids cake for breakfast, I added fresh blueberries and raspberries. Happy Friday!

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