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“Adapted from a recipe by Tiramisuki at Can also be baked as a 13x9 sheet cake, 2 8" rounds, or 24 cupcakes; adjust baking time appropriately. (For cupcakes, you may want to increase the frosting by 50%.) If you do not have easy access to matcha, you can empty green tea tea bags into your spice grinder, and process them to powder. Green tea chai adds a subtle hint of spice and makes a nice substitution.”

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour 2 9" round pans. Sift together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking soda, salt, and green tea powder; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, and eggs until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt, starting and ending with flour, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in optional adzuki beans, if using. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes before turning out of the pans.
  4. Sift together confectioners' sugar and green tea powder. In a medium bowl, combine tea mixture with butter, cream cheese, vanilla and milk. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Assemble cakes as you would any layer cake. Dust with green tea powder for garnish if desired.

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