Green tea and white chocolate cake

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I think I’ve made it abundantly clear in previous posts that I hate public transport.  In an earlier post I talked about people’s general lack of hygiene but I’ve decided to just vent my general PT frustrations that I’ve observed in the last couple of months of catching it to and from my job.  Essentially if I had to put it in a nutshell, it would be simply that PT people are annoying but just to clarify for you all, Imma gonna break it down for y’all:

  • People who put their bags on the vacant seat next to them in peak hour and refuse to move them.
  • People who don’t wear deodorant.
  • People who think it’s ok to listen to their ipod’s on 11 – no, I don’t feel like listening to death metal or one direction at 7am, thankyou.
  • Those who like to share their lives with the rest of the tram by talking at 11 on their phones.  I did however learn the other day that some dude’s girlfriend turned gay.  True story. What I couldn’t work out was why he was so surprised, given how annoying he is.
  • People who sit on the end seat when the one next to the window is free – why do you have to be so difficult and inconsiderate?
  • People who stand by the doorway and don’t move to let you out – douchebags!
  • People who barge into the tram before letting anyone off the tram – ru-hude!
  • Tram drivers with serious attitude – although I can understand how just pushing a button all day and going around in circles would make one grumpy.
  • Crazy people catch trams.  Although I have heard that crazier people catch buses…just trying to look on the bright side.
  • People who don’t have the courtesy to take their bag off their shoulder when trying to squeeze past you, hence whacking you in the face with their giant backpack – yes, this happened to me last week, and it hurt.

This is what I have to deal with every morning and evening.  Now can you see why I need to eat cake on a regular basis?  Rant over.

Green tea and white chocolate cake

Serves 8 – 10

What you need:

  • 250g softened butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped tsp of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g almond meal (optional)
  • 280g flour, sifted
  • 2 1/2 tsp green tea (matcha) powder
  • 100g white chocolate, melted

What to do:

Preheat oven to 180C/350F

Grease a loaf tin and line with parchment paper if not non-stick.  A little tip is to use the wrapper from the butter to grease the tin.

Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy and then add the eggs one at a time and beat well in between each addition of the egg.  Don’t worry if it curdles a bit, it will all be cool once you add the flour.  Add the vanilla extract.

In a large bowl sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and slowly add to the butter and sugar mixture.  Once it is mixed well then fold in the almond meal.

Split the batter equally. and in one half mix in the green tea powder and the other half mix in the white chocolate.

Get your cake tin and alternate spoonfuls of the green tea and the white chocolate mixture. Get a skewer and randomly run it through the cake batter to create the marbled effect.

Bake for 40-50 minutes.  Check after 40 mins and if the inserted skewer comes out clean then it’s done.  Let cool in tin and then remove from tin to serving plate.

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  • NicRed

    Oh my godfather that looks goooood.
    I’d like to add to the list people who eat smelly food early in the morning on PT. And it goes without saying, people who pick their noses on PT. True story. Nic x

  • Maia

    Public Transport? What’s Public Transport? I’m from Canberra. We don’t even have footpaths.