Matcha pound cake

This matcha pound cake started as a simple vanilla pound cake which was the very first cake I mastered as a 6-year old. At first, it was a serious responsibility (ok, Mum used to help a ‘little’). Later on – my go-to quick sweet fix for cravings “for something yummy“. It’s very easy and quick to make, and usually, all the ingredients are already in the pantry. This time, I tweaked the recipe and created this matcha version. It’s not as sweet and feels more sophisticated than the regular vanilla version.

Matcha Pound Cake recipe


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup potato or corn starch
  • 1 tbsp matcha (green tea powder)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Cream eggs and sugar together. Mix until lighten in colour and increase in volume.
  3. Mix together flour, starch, matcha and baking powder in a bowl. Add to the egg mixture.
  4. Melt butter in a pot. Pour slowly (still hot) to the batter. Mix until well incorporated and add vanilla.
  5. Pour the batter into a loaf tin lined with a baking paper. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes (check for doneness by using the toothpick test).
  6. Let it cool on a wire rack, top with powder sugar or lemon (or yuzu) icing and enjoy 🙂




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