Would you love a slice of green tea cake with red bean filling? =) It was a simple family celebration for hubby’s birthday this year with only my in-laws. I thought hubby would appreciate celebrating his birthday with just the family since it’s been 9 years since he has celebrated his birthday with his parents. =) He had some steamboat/hotpot for his birthday last night. We’ll have a casual bbq with some friends over on Sunday for a second round of low-key birthday celebration!
I’ve fallen in love with chiffon cakes and decided to make green tea chiffon cake for hubby’s birthday. I used the same recipe for green tea chiffon cake I made last week and increased the green tea by another teaspoon. This year’s birthday I decided to make do without fondant decorations. I’ve used fondant to decorate his birthday cake for the past 3-4 years (I’ll try to share pictures on those), and I’ve gotten a little bored with it..though I’m still a amateur at fondant decorating. I decided to use freshly whipped cream and chocolate instead. That way, it won’t be overly sweet and hopefully more appealing to my in-laws.
I made the green tea chiffon cake in a regular pan instead of a tube pan, slice it horizontally to fill it up with red bean filling. For my cake filling, I whipped some cream and mix in equal portion of whipped cream and store bought red bean paste. I covered the sides of the cake with more whipped cream, covered the ugly sides with green tea and black sesame flavored white chocolate. I got the idea for the chocolate pieces HERE.