I combined the dry cake mix with 1.5 tsp of the Matcha green tea. The tea is known to have amazing anti-oxidants properties (A post about the Matcha tea will follow soon).
Added 3 large eggs, 1 cup water and 1/3 cup vegetable oil. Pour evenly into two ready greased 8" cake pans and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool in the pans for about 5 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
To ice the cake I mixed 250gm unsalted butter (softened at room temperature) with 500gm sifted icing sugar and 1.5 tsp Matcha green tea powder. When thoroughly mixed I added 2 Tablespoons marcapone cheese and mixed in.
I was surprised at the dullness of the colour of the finished cake and icing as the green tea powder is such a bright green!
What is certain is the girls I work with really loved the taste, subtle banana with a background flavour no one was able to identify! Shall I tell them or not?