Begin by pre-heating your oven to 180°C. Before preparing the cake mix, slice your sweet chestnuts in half and put them aside for a moment.
Put the butter in a large bowl in your microwave on full power for one minute, or heat it in a saucepan until it melts. Once the butter has melted fully, slowly add the flour and mix well until you obtain a smooth mixture.
Now add the eggs and sugar to your bowl before mixing again. Lastly, add the matcha and the sliced chestnuts to the bowl. Mix everything until all the ingredients are fully blended together and the mix becomes a lovely green colour.
Grab a cake tin and grease it with a small amount of melted butter. Pour in the cake mix into the tin and then pop it in the oven for 40 minutes. Your cake is now ready and tastes extra delicious when it is still warm.
Baking is easy, isn’t it?
• If you really love the great taste of matcha, experiment with adding more, or less to get the perfect balance of flavours for your tastes.
• Try using azuki sweet red beans instead of kuri chestnuts if you want to try baking with another authentic Japanese taste. Or why not try azuki and kuri chestnuts together.
• When greasing your cake tin, using too much butter will make your cake too greasy. Use kitchen roll to evenly spread the melted butter over the tin in a thin layer.