I've made this twice: once in a 9X13 pan and once in two 9 inch rounds. The first time I pretty much followed the original recipe and it came out light and moist, but I felt the green tea flavor was a bit subdued. So, for my second time around, I upped the green tea powder in the batter to about 5.5 tsp. I also used blackberry yogurt in place of the plain yogurt to give the cake a light fruity taste. I added about 8 drops of green food coloring to the batter and the cake came out a really pretty light green color. For the frosting, I also upped the green tea powder to 4 tsp and used about 4 oz. of cream cheese. It was a little grainy, but the green tea taste was much stronger, which was what I was going for. I bought the green tea powder at a Japanese grocery market for $5.99; it was not the Maccha brand as that was was almost $10! I personally think it tastes great despite using the cheaper brand and I doubt anyone will notice the difference. Great recipe, thanks!!
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I've made this twice: once in a 9X13 pan and once in two 9 inch rounds. The first time I...