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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 605.4
  • Total Fat: 23.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.5 mg
  • Sodium: 452.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 84.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g

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Japanese Adzuki & Matcha Green Tea Cake

Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1
Japanese Adzuki & Matcha Green Tea Cake

Introduction

Adzuki beans or Red Beans are very popular as a dessert item in Japan.

Adzuki Bean desserts are not as sweet as our American desserts. We love sugar and do not consider this high protein treat as highly as it's health benefits deserve.

Use a mixture of Splenda and granulated sugar to bring it to a sweeter taste if you desire.

Check other Spark articles for more information.

Here is some great advice from: LYNNETH7

*1 tsp of matcha is as beneficial as up to 6 tsp of brewed green tea leaves because you actually eat matcha powder instead of tossing it away after brewing.

*Get yourself a decent matcha powder. Check your local Asian supermarkets. Find a container sealed with a vacuum/nitrogen lock.

*Make sure it is grown in Uji for best quality.

Enjoy! Love, Vera
Adzuki beans or Red Beans are very popular as a dessert item in Japan.

Adzuki Bean desserts are not as sweet as our American desserts. We love sugar and do not consider this high protein treat as highly as it's health benefits deserve.

Use a mixture of Splenda and granulated sugar to bring it to a sweeter taste if you desire.

Check other Spark articles for more information.

Here is some great advice from: LYNNETH7

*1 tsp of matcha is as beneficial as up to 6 tsp of brewed green tea leaves because you actually eat matcha powder instead of tossing it away after brewing.

*Get yourself a decent matcha powder. Check your local Asian supermarkets. Find a container sealed with a vacuum/nitrogen lock.

*Make sure it is grown in Uji for best quality.

Enjoy! Love, Vera

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Cake:
    1c Cake Flour
    1c All-purpose flour
    1t Baking Soda
    1t Salt
    4t Powdered Green Tea
    1 1/4 C Granulated Sugar mixed with Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
    1c Canola Oil or Vegetable Oil
    3 Eggs
    1 1/2 1% Non fat Milk
    1T Vanilla Extract

    Filling:
    1 can Adzuki (red bean)
    2T Granulated Sugar mixed with Splenda to taste
    1/2c Water

    Frosting:
    1 1/4c Confectioners Powdered Sugar
    2 t Powdered Green Tea
    2 T Butter
    1- 3 oz Package Low Fat Cream Cheese
    1t Vanilla Extract
    1 1/2 t 1% Milk

Directions

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round pans
(Option: Use Pam or a non-stick spray)
3. Set out the butter and cream cheese to soften to room temperature

Cake:
1. Sift together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking soda, salt, and green tea powder and set aside.
2. Add eggs, Splenda and oil to a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
3. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
4. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, alternately it with the yogurt. Lightly mix until it is blended.
5. Pour half of the batter into each of the prepared pans.
6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
* The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake will come out clean.
7. When the cakes are ready, place the pans on a wire rack and let the completely cool before assembly.

Adzuki Filling:
1. While the cake is baking, rinse the beans and pour them into a medium sauce pan.
2. Add the water and sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat.
3. Lower the heat and cook until the beans are softened.
4. Remove from the heat. Using a potato masher, smash the beans coarsely.
5. Return to the heat to finish cooking.
6. Cook and stir often, until it thickens into a paste-like consistency.
7. Taste. Sweeten to taste and allow the beans too cool completely before assembly.

Green Tea Frosting
1. Sift together confectioners' sugar and green tea powder.
2. In a medium bowl, combine tea mixture with butter, cream cheese, vanilla and milk.
3. Using an electric mixer, beat on High until smooth.

Assembling the Cake
1. Remove the cooled cakes from their pans.
2. Set one layer on a cake platter.
3. Spread a thin layer of the bean paste over it.
4. Place the other layer of cake on top, and spread frosting to cover the top and sides of cake.
5. Decorate as you desire and serve cold or at room temperature.

Number of Servings: 12

Serving Size:†12






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