Step 1: Gather and Prepare
Gather all the ingredients and make sure you have everything you need before starting the baking process. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C and grease a donut mold with non-stick spray or butter.
Step 2: Sift dry ingredients together
In a large mixing bowl, sift combine all the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, matcha powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix them together until well combined. You can use a whisk or a fork to ensure even distribution of the dry ingredients.
Step 3: Cream and Blend
Using a mixer, blend together the wet ingredients: melted unsalted butter, vegetable oil, vanilla paste and eggs. Beat the eggs into the mixture until well incorporated.
Step 4: Mix in Dry Ingredients
Gradually add the sifted flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture. Use a spatula or a wooden spoon to fold in the dry ingredients until the dough is just blended.
Step 5: Pour the Milk
Slowly incorporate the milk into the batter, mixing on low speed if using a mixer. The final batter should be well combined, smooth, and free of lumps. Scrape down the bowl, transfer the mixture to a piping bag, and set it aside.
Step 6: Piple into Donut Mold and Bake
Pipe the batter into the donut mold, filling each cavity about 2/3 full. Be careful not to overfill, as the donuts will puff up during baking.
Bake the donuts in the preheated oven at 325°F/163°C for approximately 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. The baking time may vary slightly depending on the size of your donut mold, so keep an eye on them to avoid overbaking.
Once the matcha cake donuts are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool in the mold for a few minutes. Gently pop the donuts out of the mold and place them on a sheet tray. Allow them to cool completely.
Step 7: Divine Matcha White Chocolate Glaze
In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate until smooth. Sift in the matcha powder and blend to create a harmonious mixture. Allow the glaze to cool slightly before dipping the top half of the donuts. Let it set, and for an extra touch of good luck, adorn it with delicate gold flakes. Enjoy the delightful matcha-glazed baked donuts!