This Doughnut Cake with Matcha Glaze from Melissa Ben-Ishay is a rich but tender confection, with plenty of butter and vanilla, plus fragrant mace (the lacy outer covering of the nutmeg seed). Topped with a creamy matcha green tea glaze with a little tang from lemon juice, it makes a perfect nibble with a pot of tea. You can make this recipe in whatever pans you prefer (donut pans, cupcake pans, two 8-inch round pans), so no specific bake time is given, but if you start checking at 25 minutes, you’ll look for the cake to feel springy under your fingertip; when it does, it’s done. For more delicious desserts from Melissa, try her Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter and Jelly recipe and her Chocolate Chip Pancake Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe.
Make the matcha glaze:
Recipe from CAKES BY MELISSA by Melissa Ben-Ishay. Copyright © 2017 by Baked by Melissa. Used with permission by William Morrow. Image courtesy of Ashley Sears. All rights reserved.