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This pretty green cake is perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green cake, Layer cake, matcha
Servings: 16 servings (2 round cakes)
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Eden


  • cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • *This recipe is for the coconut layer of the cake. To make the Matcha, use the same recipe and substitute 2 tablespoons matcha powder for 2 teaspoons coconut extract*
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk together the milk and egg whites in a medium bowl.
  • Add the butter and with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer, beat at medium speed for a full 3 minutes, until the butter and sugar are very light.
  • Beat in the extract (Or matcha powder), then add one-third of the flour mixture, still beating on medium speed.
  • Beat in half of the milk-egg mixture, then beat in half of the remaining dry ingredients until incorporated.
  • Add the rest of the milk and eggs beating until the batter is homogeneous, then add the last of the dry ingredients.
  • Finally, give the batter a good 2-minute beating to ensure that it is thoroughly mixed and well aerated.
  • Divide the batter between the two round 8 x8 cake pans and smooth the tops with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cakes are well risen and springy to the touch – It really depends on your oven and location. I take it out when my toothpick comes out with a small amount of crumbs, not clean.
  • Let the cakes to cool for about 10 minutes, then run a knife around the sides of the cakes, unfold them and peel off the paper liners.
  • Cool to room temperature, right side up.
  • Make the recipe twice one with the matcha layer. Then stack them together with buttercream frosting.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.2mg