I have to confess, I am a little obsessed about matcha as a flavour. I’m in love with anything matcha and would be a sucker for most matcha products. From lattes, ice cream, candy to cake. So why not a pound cake? They are easy to make and most of the ingredients can be found in any household that cooks, with the exception of matcha, not everyone would have a bag of matcha powder lying around would they?
The matcha pound cake is simple, not fancy like a financier, but still really good for a tea time snack. The make or break factor in this is the matcha, don’t be tempted to be lazy or scrimp on a cheap artificial green tea powder from the supermarket or a baking store. Get some proper matcha from a Japanese grocer or even online. The recipe is so simple, it is immediately discern-able when the green tea you use is shoddy.