FYLLO Tea (MATCHA) Cake

Ingredients:
(Recipe for one 20 x 12 cm cake)
  • 10 g castor sugar
  • 60 g egg yolks
  • 30 g corn oil
  • 5 g Fyllo tea powder (add 20 g boiling water; mix till smooth; add 30 g water; mix thoroughly; set aside to cool down)
  • 40 g cake flour
  • 105 g egg whites
  • 1/16 tsp cream of tartar
  • 45 g castor sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • 200 g dairy cream, ≈35% fat, thoroughly chilled
  1. To make cake, line bottom of 20 x 12 x 7.5 cm cake pan with 2 layers of parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  3. Whisk 10 g castor sugar with egg yolks till dissolved.
  4. Add corn oil. Whisk till just combined.
  5. Add green tea. Whisk will just thoroughly mixed.
  6. Sift cake flour into mixture. Whisk till just thoroughly mixed but small lumps are still visible.
  7. Separately whisk egg whites till frothy.
  8. Add cream of tartar. Whisk till thick foam forms.
  9. Gradually add 45 g castor sugar whilst still whisking.
  10. Continue to whisk till the firm peak stage.
  11. Thoroughly whisk yolk mixture, which should be smooth now.
  12. Add half of egg whites. Mix with whisk till almost even.
  13. Add remaining egg whites. Mix with whisk till almost even.
  14. Scrape down and fold with spatula till just evenly mixed, banging mixing bowl against worktop 2-3 times.
  15. Pour batter into 20 x 12 x 7.5 cm cake pan, slowly and from about 30 cm high. Jiggle pan till batter is level. Place cake pan holding batter in 23 x 15 cm cake pan. Tuck cardboard between 2 pans.
  16. Bake till middle of cake doesn’t make squish- ing sound when pressed gently, about 55 minutes.
  17. Remove pans from oven. Remove cardboard and outer pan. Drop pan holding cake from about 30 cm high, 2-3 times. Invert pan onto wire rack. Leave till just cool.
  18. As soon as cake is cool, slide knife along sides of the pan.
  19. Unmould cake. Discard both layers of parchment paper.
  20. To make whipped cream, whisk the cream till just thick enough to hold its shape.
  21. Whisk till evenly mixed and cream is dead stiff.
  22. To assemble, cut cake horizontally with serrated knife or cake slicer into 2 equal halves. Set aside bottom half of cake. Invert top half so that cut side faces up. Spread with half of whipped cream. Top with remaining half of cake, cut side down. Spread with remaining whipped cream. Smooth top. Trim about 1 cm from 4 edges.
  23. Transfer cake to a serving plate.
  24. Refrigerate till ready to serve.