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Matcha Vanilla Bean Cake with Coconut Buttercream Icing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 14
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 60 min.
Kris Mullen
Antioxidant matcha mixes divinely with vanilla and coconut flavors for a festive treat.


  • Matcha Vanilla Bean Cake2 cups cake flour (plus more for dusting the pans)
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs matcha powder
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla beans
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • Coconut Buttercream Icing1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 Tbs light coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Matcha Vanilla Bean CakePreheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease two 9-inch cake pans. Place a circle of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan and grease the paper. Dust with flour and tap out the excess. Set aside.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and matcha powder. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter. Gradually add the sugar and beat for 3-4 minutes.
  • One at a time, beat in the eggs. Add vanilla beans and extract and stir to combine.
  • With a spatula, slowly fold in the flour mixture in small batches, alternating with the coconut milk. Mix just until it is smooth.
  • Split the batter between the two cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes. Test with a toothpick; if it comes out clean is is done.
  • Let the cake cool in the pans for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  • Coconut Buttercream IcingWith an electric mixer, whip the butter until smooth.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar in small batches, alternating with coconut milk. Blend well between each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • If the icing seems too thick, add more coconut milk. If it seems too thin, refrigerate it; it will thicken as it cools.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 687
  Calories from Fat 250 (36%)
(43%)Total Fat 28g
(88%)Saturated Fat 18g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(45%)Cholesterol 135mg
(6%)Sodium 139mg
(4%)Potassium 133mg
Total Carbohydrate 106g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 90g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(9%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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