I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I made these Matcha Swirl Mini Bundt Cakes, but I knew two things: I love Matcha desserts, and I really like vanilla. So I thought making this would be great…but it wasn’t great…it was AMAZINGLY delicious, so much so that I have made it already a couple of times and every single time I think: “Wow, this is reaaaally really good, this is seriously the best vanilla bundt cake recipe combined and even much better combined with Matcha!”.
Now, you can make this recipe and leave out the Matcha part and you will have delicious, fluffy, dense, soft vanilla cake. PLUS! This recipe can be doubled and made into a 10 cup bundt cake pan. For this time, we are making 6-7 Matcha Swirl Mini Bundt Cakes with this pan that I love.
With this pan for Mini Bundt Cakes one of the most important things to have a successful dessert is to grease them properly. Grease with butter or spray and run a brush through it to make sure it reaches all nooks and crannies of the cake mold. Then you can lightly flour them (or not!) depending on how perfect you want your cakes to be! I personally always use my special non-stick cake mix and it works wonders! Non-stick cake mix is made of equal parts of flour, oil, and shortening and mixed all well together, then brush onto the pans.
Firstly you will start creaming the sugar and butter together in a stand mixer or with a handheld mixer until it is very light in color and looks fluffy. This is great to incorporate air into our mini cakes and create that texture.
Second step is to incorporate the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla until well combined. I usually leave the eggs mixing for a good 1-2 full minutes. Then add half the flour until just combined, add all of the Greek Yogurt and mix, then add the rest of the flour again mixing until just combined. Don’t over mix.
Separate half of the batter in a separate bowl and add the sifted matcha powder. Mix until well combined to avoid dry spots. Then add one spoonful at a time, alternating the two batters. Once they are filled, run a knife clockwise to swirl the two batters together creating that marble effect.
Bake at 325F for about 25 minutes or until the top is golden-brown and the cakes spring back when lightly poked with your finger. Let cool for 10 minutes before flipping the pan. Flip the pan on a wire rack and let cool completely before glazing them.
For the glaze, all we need is icing sugar, milk, vanilla, and matcha (optional). If you like more matcha flavor on your cakes you can incorporate 1-2 tsp of matcha to the ingredients of the glaze and then mix thoroughly. If you would prefer a white icing on your cakes you can skip this and then just dust with some matcha for decoration.
I want to hear how this goes for you!! Drop me a note or tag me on Instagram @seidysbakery if you prepare this recipe!