Green Tea Chiffon Cake 綠茶戚風蛋糕

I baked this as a cake base for my upcoming mousse cake. This was just my Vanilla Chiffon Cake. I replaced the vanilla bean paste with a tablespoon of green tea powder and increased the sugar amount slightly to balance out the bitter taste of the green tea powder. Japanese green tea powder is definitely a winner. Both the color and flavor are more superior than any Taiwanese or Chinese brands that I had tried. Japanese brands are a bit pricey but it is worth every penny.


Green Tea Chiffon Cake

Makes a 9″ by 1.5″ round cake or 7″ chiffon cake


For the Yolk Batter
75 g cake and pastry flour
1 Tbsp (6 g) green tea powder (I used a Japanese organic one)
20 g granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
4 egg yolks, large
55 g milk
50 g grapeseed oil

For the Meringue
4 egg whites, large
50 g granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Notes: The eggs I use are about 50 g each without shells.


低筋麵粉 75克
綠茶粉(EC用日本有機抹茶粉) 1湯匙(約6克)
泡打粉 1/2茶匙 (可不加)
細砂糖 20克
蛋黃(大蛋) 4個
牛奶 50克
葡萄籽油 55克

蛋白(大蛋) 4個
細砂糖 50克
他他粉 1/2茶匙



Directions 做法

Separate the eggs and place the egg whites In a clean mixing bowl (I usually wipe the bowl and the wire beater with paper towel dampened with vinegar or lemon juice to remove traces of grease). Preheat oven to 325ºF/170ºC.

For the yolk batter, sift together the flour, green tea powder, baking powder (if using) and sugar into another mixing bowl. Mix well and make a well in the center. Add oil, milk and egg yolks to the well and whisk gently until combined. It takes only a few seconds to incorporate the ingredients. It will thicken up on its own when you prepare the meringue.


With a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar (to stabilize the meringue) and continue to beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar in batches and continue beating until glossy and firm peaks form. When you lift up the whisk, the peak will hold its shape but the tip will fall back slightly.


Scoop about one third of the meringue into the yolk batter and fold with a whisk to lighten. Then scrape this back into the bowl of meringue. Fold gently and thoroughly (so you don’t deflate the meringue) with a spatula until you see no streaks of white.


Pour batter into the parchment paper lined pan (no preparation needed if using chiffon cake pan or pan with removable base. I placed a heating core in the middle of my 9″ cake pan to promote even heating. Read about why I use a heating core in this post). Tap pan against the kitchen countertop several times to get rid of any large air bubbles. Smooth top with an offset spatula.
將麵糊倒入底部墊了牛油紙的模具中(用戚風模或活底模不用墊紙,EC在九寸圓模中央放了一個heating core促進蛋糕受熱,有關加熱芯的使用可參考這篇網誌),將烤模往桌上輕敲幾下敲出較大的氣泡後抹平表面。

Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. It will take about 30 minutes for a 7″ chiffon cake pan. Every oven is different so adjust baking time accordingly. Drop cake pan on the kitchen countertop at a distance upon removal from the oven. This will release any gas trapped in the cake cells and minimize shrinkage. Invert pan and cool on a wire rack. Unmold cake, remove parchment paper and heating core (if any). Slice cake in half for layer cake or cut into pieces to serve.



I unmold the cake without using any tools but only with the help of gravity. Here is a video demonstration.

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