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This delicious cake is a perfect addition to any Christmas party table. Fans of the green tea and coffee combo will love this recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Cindy Chan of Baker’s Art KL and was first published in Flavours magazine.

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Servings
323x11cm cakes
Servings
323x11cm cakes
Print Recipe
Servings
323x11cm cakes
Servings
323x11cm cakes
Ingredients
Basic sponge (x2)
Coffee sponge (x2)
Green tea sponge (x2)
Chocolate sponge (x2)
Vanilla syrup
Green tea crumble
Servings: 23x11cm cakes
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Instructions
To prepare cake:
  1. Line three 23x33cm (9x13”) rectangular baking trays with greaseproof paper or silicone sheet. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift flour, cornflour and ground almond together. Whisk eggs and sugar until thick, pale and fluffy. Fold in sifted dry ingredients and then add warm melted butter and mix thoroughly but lightly.
  3. Divide the mixture into three portions. Mix one portion with coffee, another with green tea, and the last with chocolate.
  4. Pour the flavoured mixtures into the three separate baking trays, smoothen with spatula and bake for 8 minutes. Unmould and cover with cling film.
  5. Repeat the above process to make a second batch.
To make vanilla syrup:
  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water; split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds. Boil until sugar dissolves. Al-low to cool.
To prepare cream:
  1. Split the vanilla pod and scrape seeds into the cream and whip together until soft peaks form.
To make green tea crumble:
  1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix all ingredients together on low speed to a grainy (crumbly) texture. Bake at 160°C for 12 minutes.
To assemble:
  1. Using a pastry brush, apply the vanilla syrup on each layer of sponge. Then spread 160g of whipped cream on each sponge layer and stack them up. Freeze for 4 hours.
To finish:
  1. Cut the cake into three 23x11cm (9x4”) rectangles, and give them a 90° turn so that the lines are vertical. Coat both sides of the cake with green tea crumble and brush the top and ends with colourless glaze. Decorate as desired.

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