Green Tea Angel Food Cake
3 large egg yolks
3 large egg whites
2/3 cup sugar (divided)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp water
2/3 cup cake flour
3 tbsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp baking powder
Sugar flowers for garnish
Preheat oven to 340-deg.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the egg yolks and add 1/3 cup sugar. Then add the oil and water, whisking all together till combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together the cake flour, matcha, and baking powder, then gradually add to the yolk mixture in the electric mixer in three batches. Whisk until totally incorporated and no lumps remain.
In a large bowl, whip the egg whites using a hand mixer on medium-low speed until foamy and bubbly. Add the remaining sugar and continue whipping for 30 seconds, then increase the speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
Working in thirds, add in the whipped egg whites to the batter, using a rubber spatula to gently fold in the whites. Continue gently folding until the whites are totally incorporated.
Pour the batter into an ungreased angle food cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once cooked, tip the pan upside down on a wire rack to cool. Use a thin sharp paring knife or offset spatula to remove the cooled cake from the pan by running them around the sides.
Place a serving plate on top of the cake and flip over, then serve garnished with the sugar flowers.
Approximate Nutritional Values: http://www.food.com/recipe/wonderful-angel-food-cake-120178