Preheat the oven to 280 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine together egg yolks and sugar. Beat on medium-high speed for one minute. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour and matcha green tea powder. Gradually add the mixture into the mixing bowl and continue to beat on medium-high speed until fully incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites, oil, and lime juice. Beat well for 2 minutes on high speed. Pour in the matcha mixture and continue to beat for 2 more minutes.
Gently transfer the mixture into the springform pan and bake for 25 minutes.
Increase the temperature to 320 degrees and continue to bake for 30 minutes.
There is nothing about this cake that isn't absolutely amazing – the spongy texture and superb taste that can last for days. It's so deliciously refreshing and simple, but nutritious and healthy at the same time.
High-quality matcha green tea powder is combined with refreshing lime juice, protein-rich eggs, and some sugar; and then baked slowly for the best possible results. Its beautiful color and unique aroma will definitely impress your guests and make this matcha sponge cake a lovely dessert for the entire family.
Have fun and even prepare this beautiful cake with your little ones. They will enjoy getting their hands dirty with different ingredients and toppings.
This matcha sponge cake has a nice, gentle aroma and can be served with different fresh or frozen fruits, ice cream, warm fudge sauce, or whipped cream. Whatever you decide, I'm sure you will be making this recipe for years to come.
As I said earlier the options for serving this cake are endless. The healthiest yet tasty option is to dust your matcha sponge cake with some matcha green tea powder and then to top it with different fruits.
This time I have chosen some of my favorite berries for a light dessert my family absolutely adores. However, if you have some extra time and you want to create a truly luxurious dessert, you can try my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting recipe. You will need:
In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar with butter. Beat well for 2 minutes on low speed. Gradually add milk and continue to beat for 2 more minutes. Finally, add vanilla extract and some more matcha green tea powder. Beat well on high speed for 1 minute. Generously frost the chilled cake and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.