Recipe: Green Tea Honeysuckle Cake

SPRING CAKE WALK; GREEN TEA HONEYSUCKLE BUNDT CAKE. PHOTOGRAPHED BY IAIN BAGWELL; PROP STYLING: HEATHER CHADDUCK; FOOD STYLING: MARIAN COOPER CAIRNS

What You Need:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup honey
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons matcha (green tea powder)

For the Glaze:

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup orange liqueur
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add honey, beating until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

2. Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Transfer 2 1/2 cups batter to a 2-qt. bowl, and stir in matcha until blended.

3. Drop 2 scoops of plain batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (16-cup) Bundt pan, using a small cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 inches); top with 1 scoop of matcha batter. Repeat procedure around entire pan, covering bottom completely. Continue layering batters in pan as directed until all batter is used.

4. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

5. During last 10 minutes of baking, prepare Honeysuckle Glaze. Remove cake from oven, and gradually spoon 1 cup hot Honeysuckle Glaze over cake in pan, allowing glaze to soak into cake after each addition. Reserve remaining glaze. Cool cake completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour and 30 minutes).

6. Remove cake from pan; spoon reserved glaze over cake.

For the Glaze:

Bring all ingredients and 3 Tbsp. water to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring often; reduce heat to medium-low, and boil, stirring constantly, 3 minutes.

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