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Matcha-Glazed Citrus Tea Cake

May 30, 2019

The Best Dessert for Tea Time

Slow down, sit back, and relax with a cup of tea and this marvelous beauty of a tea cake. One of our favorite recipes from the Mizuba kitchen, this citrus-infused, olive oil & yogurt-moistened cake is the perfect accompaniment to your morning beverage or afternoon refreshment.
Mix this together anytime you have company and you're on your way to tea time!

Mizuba Matcha Green Tea Citrus Olive Oil Tea Cake Loaf. Refined Sugar Free Recipe



1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon finely grated zest (we used grapefruit, but also highly recommend blood orange or lemon!)

1 cup coconut sugar


2 eggs 

1/3 cup good olive oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cups yogurt

5 tablespoons grapefruit juice


1 tablespoon yogurt

1 teaspoon water

1/2 cup powdered sugar

salt to taste

1 tablespoon Organic Culinary Mizuba Matcha




1) Pre-heat oven to 350ºF and grease a loaf pan. Coat pan with a sprinkle of flour.

2) Gently mix all of your dry ingredients together. 

3) Mix the coconut sugar and citrus zest together. Work together until fragrant. 

4) To the sugar mixture, add the eggs, olive oil and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until fully incorporated, light, and viscous. 

5) Reduce speed on your mixer, and add half your dry ingredients. 

6) Stir in 3/4 cup yogurt. 

7) Add the remaining half of the dry ingredients to your mixture

8) Add 5 tablespoons citrus juice. 

9) Pour batter into greased pan. 

10) Bake until golden brown and a knife comes out clean free of crumbs, about 50-55 minutes. 

11) Transfer loaf to a wire rack to cool. Let cool completely


Make the icing! 

1) Whisk powdered sugar, water, salt, 1 tablespoon yogurt,  and 1 tablespoon Organic Culinary Mizuba Matcha until smooth! Use your best drizzle skills and decorate your cake! Admire your handiwork, make yourself a cup of tea, and dig in! Optional edible flowers for decoration are also recommended :)



Best stored at room temperature in an airtight container. 


The Matcha Green Tea Cake Recipe of your Dreams



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