Matcha, Cardamon & Lime Cake

I felt like making a cake on this beautifully sunny but cold Winter's day (we still had frost hanging around at 11.30 am). For once I didn't feel like making or eating a chocolate cake :). I wanted something zesty, something that the mere thought of would make my mouth water. Seemed to me that it had to contain citrus. As I had quite a few limes left over from something else it seemed like a good idea to use them up. 

Ingredients

Cake

 225 g Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Cardamon powder

200 g Butter (room temperature)

180 g Caster sugar

2 Eggs

Zest from 2 limes

65 g Lime juice

40 g Almond meal

65 g Milk

100 g Sour cream

2 tsp Matcha powder

Matcha powder - I bought my Green tea matcha powder at a health food store ($24 for 70 g). 

 

Matcha & Lime Icing

130 g Icing sugar

1/4 tsp Matcha powder

15 g Lime juice

Zest of Lime

 

Method

Preheat oven to 160 C (fan forced).

Grease a 26 cm non-stick bundt pan or use a cake ring tin if you don't have a bundt pan.

Combine together the Bakers' Magic Gluten free flour, baking powder, matcha powder, cardamon powder & almond meal (flour mix).

Using a stand mixer or hand held electric beaters cream the butter, sugar & zest.

Add in one egg & beat until combined. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Gently fold in the sour cream.

Combine the lime juice with the milk - the milk will curdle. Add the milk/lime juice to the creamed mix. 

Add in the flour mix & gently combine. Transfer the dough to the bundt pan. 

Put the bundt pan in the oven & bake for ~45 mins. The length of time will depend on your oven, if in doubt insert a skewer into the centre of the cake if it comes out clean the cake is ready.

Bring the pan out of the oven & allow to cool for ~5 mins before turning the cake out on to a cooling rack. Allow to cool considerably before putting on the icing.

Icing - mix together the sugar, matcha, zest & juice until it has a uniform consistency. Warm the mix a little to give it a pouring consistency. Drizzle the icing over the cake. 

Simply enjoy!