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Welcome to a whole new month of Maker’s Mix-Up! Ashley and I have another month of fun, new themes to share with you. We’re kicking off February with the theme MINT. I so wanted to make a mint colored DIY project, but couldn’t think of anything to share. Instead, I decided to make use of my tea stash and made a Mint Matcha Marble Loaf that even my sorta-kinda-picky husband was happy to eat!
A couple years ago, my sisters got hooked me on the tea chain, David’s Tea. They opened up a store in one of our local malls and I became quickly obsessed. I had my first matcha tea experience through David’s Tea and now have quite a few matcha varieties in my tea collection. One of these is a mint matcha. It’s one of my favorite matcha flavors with it’s subtle hint of mint among a concentrated green tea flavor.
I’ve baked with matcha before, but wanted to make a mint-chocolate concoction for this week’s Maker’s Mix-Up theme. So I went with a marbled pound cake. This dense loaf cake packs a lot of buttery goodness with the subtle flavor of mint and chocolate, making it the perfect dessert or a sweet start to your morning. Its light green tint also makes it a great dessert for St. Patrick’s Day! It also makes a cool camo cake, too!
If you’re not a fan of matcha or green tea, no worries. This marble loaf is so rich in buttery goodness that you won’t even notice that earthy tea flavor! All of the flavors in general are pretty mellow, making it the perfect after dinner dessert to indulge in!
- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. milk
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 c. cocoa powder
- 1/4 c. mint matcha powder
- Preheat oven to 350º and grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, and add vanilla.
- Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into wet ingredients. Add milk and combine.
- Pour 1/3 of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Divide the rest of the batter in half.
- Sift cocoa into one half of the batter. Stir well to combine.
- Sift matcha powder into the other half of the batter. Stir well to combine.
- Pour each batter mixture into loaf pan and use a butter knife to swirl the batter together and marble.
- Bake loaf for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown and the middle of the cake has set.
- Allow marble loaf to cool before serving.
- Slice and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.